Take This Word Association Quiz, and We'll Guess Where in Canada You're From

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By: Ashley Linkletter

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

In the field of psychology and psychoanalysis, word association is used to discover how a person might react to a particular word (with the hopes of providing insight into how different parts of the individual's brain works.) This quiz contains 30 words, and many of them are Canadian-themed words — although you'll find some wild cards in there to shake things up. The idea is to respond to the words without thinking. All you have to do is select the first answer that comes to mind. Going back to psychoanalysis for a moment, C.J. Jung believed in a theory called the collective unconscious, which posits that our deepest unconscious thoughts aren't original but are inherited. Using this theory and extending it to an entire community means your geographical whereabouts might be easier to detect than you think! In other words, based on your responses to these words, we believe we'll be able to guess where you're from in Canada. 

Forget this is a quiz. Forget that these are even questions (they aren't, anyway). All you need to do is respond with your unconscious mind (or your gut, if that's easier to wrap your mind around.) So relax, lie back on the couch (for the full psychoanalytic experience) and let's see what you come up with!

When you see the word "dinosaur" what do you think of first?

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What's the first thing that pops into your head when you see the word "smeared"?

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How does your brain respond when it comes across the word "toonie"?

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When we say "bag," what do you think of?

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Quick! How do you respond to the word "government"?

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Someone tells you they think it's going to "snow." Which word comes to mind right away?

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The word "beach" instantly makes you think of another word. What is it?

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Where does your mind go when you see the word "loon"?

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How do you respond to the word "crown"?

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You're in your car and you pass a billboard that says "maple." What does this word make you think of?

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If you heard someone saying the word "orca," you would immediately associate it with what other word?

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Which word naturally follows the word "out" in your brain?

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If you hear the word "bell" how do you react?

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The word "colour" can be deeply symbolic. What does it mean to you?

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If we said the word "coin" to you, what would your next thought be?

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Rain, rain go away (or not)! What does the word "rain" mean to you?

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Imagine the word "wave" floats in front of you. Where does your mind take you from there?

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When you hear the word "young," your automatic reaction is to think of which other word?

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What does the word "record" make you think of?

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If you see the word "summer" in a magazine, what other word does it remind you of?

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Your reaction to the word "winter" can tell us a lot about where you're from. What does "winter" make you think of?

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How does your mind respond to the word "toque"?

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You have the word "university" in front of you. What does it make you think of?

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How do you feel about the word "bacon"?

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"Flag" — What was the first thing you saw in your mind's eye when you saw that word?

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When you read the word "vote," where does your subconscious take you?

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Your friend just said the word "mountain" numerous times in conversation. What are you thinking about while they talk?

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What is the very first thing you think about when you hear the word "camp"?

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Where does your brain go when you read a sign that says "beaver"?

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You're lying on a couch, and your analyst asks you to state the first word you think of when you hear the word "coffee." What is that word?

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