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

By: Ashley Linkletter

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

1 dinosaur When you see the word "dinosaur" what do you think of first?
Jurassic
Museum
Dig
Junior

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2 smeared What's the first thing that pops into your head when you see the word "smeared"?
Sloan
Paint
Record
Wall

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3 toonie How does your brain respond when it comes across the word "toonie"?
Coffee
Donut
Bus
Token

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4 bag When we say "bag," what do you think of?
Recycle
Mall
Groceries
Backpack

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5 government Quick! How do you respond to the word "government"?
Abandon
Green
Election
Ridings

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

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7 beach The word "beach" instantly makes you think of another word. What is it?
Pool
Backyard
Lake
Rocky

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8 loon Where does your mind go when you see the word "loon"?
Dollar
Money
Bird
Call

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9 crown How do you respond to the word "crown"?
Attorney
Costume
Queen
Company

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

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11 orca If you heard someone saying the word "orca," you would immediately associate it with what other word?
Sculpture
Ocean
Killer
Whale

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12 out Which word naturally follows the word "out" in your brain?
About
Proud
Doors
Side

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13 bell If you hear the word "bell" how do you react?
Canada
Church
Phone
Ring

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14 colour The word "colour" can be deeply symbolic. What does it mean to you?
Waves
Jays
Politics
Pacific

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15 coin If we said the word "coin" to you, what would your next thought be?
Mint
Toonie
Cashless
Dime

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16 rain Rain, rain go away (or not)! What does the word "rain" mean to you?
Drops
Temporary
Storm
Constantly

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17 wave Imagine the word "wave" floats in front of you. Where does your mind take you from there?
Surf
Hello
Tide
Friendly

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18 young When you hear the word "young," your automatic reaction is to think of which other word?
Harvest
City
Records
People

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19 record What does the word "record" make you think of?
Store
Crime
Label
Player

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20 summer If you see the word "summer" in a magazine, what other word does it remind you of?
Bright
Heat
Sunny
Fresh

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

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22 toque How does your mind respond to the word "toque"?
Hat
Winter
Warm
Knit

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23 university You have the word "university" in front of you. What does it make you think of?
College
Admissions
Archaeology
Saint

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24 bacon How do you feel about the word "bacon"?
Back
Breakfast
Eggplant
Brunch

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25 flag "Flag" — What was the first thing you saw in your mind's eye when you saw that word?
Football
Wave
Colonize
Leaf

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26 vote When you read the word "vote," where does your subconscious take you?
Blue
Rights
Climate
First

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

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28 camp What is the very first thing you think about when you hear the word "camp"?
Glacial
Site
Trip
Drag

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29 beaver Where does your brain go when you read a sign that says "beaver"?
Dam
Tail
Fur
Roots

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30 coffee 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?
Beans
Reusable
Roasted
Warmth

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