Pick Some Rainy Day Activities and We’ll Guess Where You Grew Up

By: Emily Maggrett

Pick Some Rainy Day Activities and We’ll Guess Where You Grew Up
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About This Quiz

Whether we love rainy days or loathe them, one thing's for sure: they're inevitable. From Florida to Maine and from Oregon to Arizona, rainy days find most Americans sooner or later ... and annoy them! After all, rain makes it harder to drive to work, walk the dog and entertain the kids. It interferes with construction and gardening and is a very unwelcome guest at picnics, weddings and soccer games. 

Nonetheless, because rainy days are a permanent fixture in our lives, we have to figure out how to deal with them. Some folks are better at this than others, likely because they get more practice. For instance, if people in the Pacific Northwest let the rain ruin their good times, they'd only have fun in August. Meanwhile, Midwesterners make it a point of pride not to let bad weather faze them, as their winters tend to be harsh while their summers can be miserably hot. Southern Californians, on the other hand, find rain totally overwhelming.

So, how do you deal with rain? Does it inspire you to stay home and read mystery novels, or are you the type of person who actually hikes when it's wet out? For this quiz, we want you to choose your favorite rainy day activities. In return, we'll guess whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool Minnesotan or a New Jersey native. Want to see if we'll get it right? Let's get quizzing!

Q1 Favorite Rainy Day Activity What's your favorite rainy day social activity?
Going bowling
Heading to church
Gossiping on the phone
Grabbing coffee with a friend

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Q2 Lonesome If you were spending a rainy day all on your lonesome, which of these activities would appeal to you the most?
Learning how to knit
Practicing new ways to apply make-up
Building a birdhouse
Visiting a perfume store

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Q3 Amuse Kids To amuse three rowdy kids on a rainy day, what would you do?
Buy them a round of indoor golf
Take them to play laser tag
Bring them to an arcade
Ask them if they'd like to go to the zoo

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Q4 Taking A Class If you had the opportunity to spend a rainy day taking a class, which one of these would you pick?
Intro to Watercolor Painting
Jewelry-making
Scrapbooking 101
Intro to Pottery

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Q5 Rain-Themed Movies To make the most of a cozy day inside, which of these rain-themed movies would you watch?
"Purple Rain"
"Hard Rain"
"Singin' in the Rain"
"The Art of Racing in the Rain"

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Q6 Drizzling If it were merely drizzling outside, how would you occupy yourself?
I'd clean while hoping the sky would clear soon.
I'd stay inside and telecommute.
To be honest, it wouldn't slow me down.
When it's lightly raining, I actually like to hike.

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Q7 Exercise How would you work exercise into your rainy day?
I'd jump on my elliptical and walk for 30 minutes.
Three words: my Zumba class
I don't work out, actually.
I'd take advantage of my gym's climbing wall.

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Q8 Family Entertained Let's say it's sleeting outside. How will you keep your family entertained?
I bet hide-and-seek would keep us busy for a few hours.
If we couldn't go outside, I'd start a dance party!
I'd bake cookies with the kids.
I'd ask the kids if they wanted to build a blanket fort together.

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Q9 Museum If you were in a museum mood, which one of these museums would you visit?
A major art museum
A local history museum
The nearest children's museum
A flight-related museum

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Q10 Self-Care Activity What's your favorite rainy day self-care activity?
Applying a sheet mask
Gardening
Journaling
Drawing in an adult coloring book

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Q11 Quiet Time How would you ensure that your rainy day included quiet time?
I'd build a fire and relax in front of it.
Maybe I'd start the day with a long, cool shower.
I'd go for a drive by myself.
In the morning, I'd lock my bedroom door and meditate.

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Q12 Soups When it's nasty and wet outside, which of these soups are you likely to make?
Beef stew
Chicken noodle soup
Lasagna
Lentil and potato stew

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Q13 Music In your opinion, what's the best kind of music to listen to on a rainy day?
Classical
Salsa
Jazz standards
New Wave

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Q14 Repairs Around the House Would you consider using your rainy day as an excuse to take care of some repairs around the house?
Of course. I'd attack the bathroom with a bottle of bleach and a sponge.
Yes. I'd repot some of my plants.
Rainy days are a great excuse to wash your walls.
I wouldn't do anything differently.

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Q15 Educational If you wanted to make this rainy day educational, which of these cultural activities would you opt for?
Seeing a play
Touring a historic site
Enjoying an interactive science museum
Visiting the library

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Q16 Hailing It's raining so hard that it's hailing. What are you going to do?
Nap
Take pictures
Complain about it on Nextdoor
Yoga

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Q17 Books To while away your rainy day, which of these books would you like to curl up with?
"Little House on the Prairie"
"Get Shorty"
Anything by Janet Evanovich
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

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Q18 Clamoring to Play Imagine that your kids are clamoring to play. Where would you take them?
An indoor trampoline park
An escape room
Anywhere with indoor soccer
A play date cafe

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Q19 Rainy Day Craft What's your favorite rainy day craft?
Collage
Mask-making
Play dough sculpting
Origami

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Q20 Rainy Day TV-Watching If you were indulging in the time-honored tradition of rainy day TV-watching, which of these series would you binge?
"Fargo"
"Claws"
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Killing"

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Q21 Shopping What kind of shopping would you do?
Mall walking
Window shopping
Routine errands
Farmer's market browsing

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Q22 Culinary Adventure Let's say you were in the mood for a rainy day culinary adventure. Where would you go?
I'd hit up a new Ethiopian restaurant.
I'd grab a Cuban sandwich.
Obviously I'd head to my favorite Italian pizzeria.
I'd go out for pho.

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Q23 Dog In your opinion, what's the best way to keep your dog happy on a wet day?
Take him to an indoor dog park
Groom him
Let him go nuts in the yard
Walk him, regardless of the weather

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Q24 Rainy Day Treats Do any of these rainy day treats sound good?
Fresh doughnuts
Popsicles
Coffee cake
Fudge

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Q25 Productive Rainy Day Activity Be honest: which productive rainy day activity would you actually do?
Doing my taxes
Cleaning out my closet
Writing thank-you letters
Rearranging my furniture

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Q26 Rainy Day Blues To soothe your rainy day blues, which of these drinks would you prepare for yourself?
Hot cocoa
Iced tea
Coffee
Green tea

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Q27 Board Games Which of these board games would be the least annoying to play on a rainy day?
Scrabble
Apples to Apples
Monopoly
Settlers of Catan

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Q28 Nature Time If you were craving nature time on a rainy day, how would you get it?
By sitting on the porch
By staring out the window
By watching nature documentaries
By putting on a raincoat and going on a walk

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Q29 Artsy Rainy Day Activities Do any of these artsy rainy day activities appeal to you?
Blending essential oils
Arranging flowers
Writing poetry
Painting along with Bob Ross

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Q30 Watery Fun If you felt like some watery fun (despite outdoor conditions), which of these aquatic activities would you pick?
Going to the aquarium
Putting on rain boots and splashing in puddles
Taking a long, hot bath
Swimming at an indoor pool

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