Tell Us How Southern You Are and We'll Tell You What BBQ Side Dish You Are

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Tell Us How Southern You Are and We'll Tell You What BBQ Side Dish You Are
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About This Quiz

There are many ways to express your southern nature, but figuring out with BBQ side dish you are has got to be the tastiest! You might think you are as saucy as a vat of baked beans but are you really all cool and creamy like coleslaw? After you tell us about your level of southern mannerisms and behaviors, we'll be able to tell you which traditional plate filler you are.

While there are few regions of the country as hospitable or as charming as the south, all bets are off when it comes to a good BBQ! With plates full of ribs and dozens of sides to choose from, no one leaves a southern BBQ with clean hands. They do, however, go with full stomachs and days full of leftovers for the refrigerator. 

After we learn your southern ways, we'll be able to match you with your perfect side dish. After you read our questions, take a moment to think about the way you would really answer in real life. The more truthful you are, the more accurately we will be able to match you with a side dish. Which one will it be? Charm us, and we'll tell you!


Have you ever ridden in the back of a truck?
I do it all the time.
That's really dangerous.
I have when I was young.
I haven't had the experience.

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Which kind of wild animal would you try?
Squirrel
Nutria
Deer
Aligator

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Do you use a lot of butter in your cooking?
I try to use healthier alternatives.
I do use a lot of butter.
If a recipe needs it, I do.
I use butter for flavor.

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Do you prefer bourbon or whiskey?
I like them both.
I prefer bourbon.
I don't drink either.
I prefer whiskey.

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Do you scream "Roll Tide" or "War Eagle?"
I don't scream either.
I scream "Roll Tide."
I scream "War Eagle."
I only scream when I stub my toe.

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Do you curse a lot?
I never curse in front of my elders.
I do curse a lot.
I never curse.
I use creative curse words like shoot.

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Have you ever been frog gigging?
I've never been frog gigging.
I go at least once a year.
I've gone once.
I don't know what that is.

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Which meat do you prefer on the grill?
Steak
Burgers
Salmon
Pork

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What kind of barbecue sauce do you like most?
I like sweet sauces.
I like spicy sauces.
I like honey based sauces.
I prefer vinegar based sauces.

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Have you ever been to a cotillion?
I've only heard of them.
I had a cotillion when I was younger.
I help to organize them.
I would never attend a cotillion.

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Who is your favorite character from "Gone With the Wind?"
I've never seen it.
Scarlet O'Hara
Rhett Butler
Ashley Wilkes

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Which country music artist do you like most?
Dolly Parton
Trace Adkins
John Rich
Faith Hill

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Which southern state do you find most interesting?
Louisiana
Georgia
Alabama
Mississippi

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Which southern word do you use most?
Darlin'
Baby
Honey
Y'all

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Have you ever been to a hog roast?
I've been to many hog roasts.
I've been to one.
I would love to go to one.
That sounds gross.

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Are you better at hunting or fishing?
Neither one of them are for me.
I'm better at hunting.
I'm better at fishing.
I'm better at going to the grocery store.

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Which southern restaurant chain do you like most?
Bojangles
Waffle House
Chik-Fil-A
Whataburger

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Do you call folks sir and ma'am?
I do if they are older than me.
I try to avoid it.
It's only polite.
It depends on my mood.

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How would you describe your manners?
Impeccable
Flawless
Good
Great

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Which famous southerner do you know the most about?
Beyonce Knowles
Johnny Depp
George Clooney
Sandra Bullock

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Which southern movie makes you cry?
"Steel Magnolias"
"Fried Green Tomatoes"
"The Help"
"Cold Mountain"

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Which kind of cobbler do you prefer?
Blackberry
Apple
Peach
Blueberry

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Do you own an iron skillet?
I have several of them.
I have one, but I don't use it.
I have one.
I don't have any.

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What do you say when you hang up the phone?
"Bye, now."
"Love ya."
"Later."
"Take care."

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Do you own a pickup truck?
I have in the past.
I do own a truck.
I would love to own a truck.
I prefer my car.

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Do you have Sunday dinner with your family?
We do during the holidays.
We have dinner every Sunday.
We have dinner on Sundays sometimes.
We work on Sundays.

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Do you say grace before a meal?
I don't know what that is.
My family does.
I sure do.
I do not.

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Do you enjoy banana pudding?
Banana pudding is the best!
I don't like bananas.
It's too sweet for me.
I enjoy it too much!

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What is your favorite way to eat okra?
I don't eat okra.
I like deep-friend okra.
Pickled okra is tasty.
I like it boiled.

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What do you top your grits with?
Shrimp
Cheese
Sugar
Butter

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