Test Your Vocabulary and We'll Guess Where in the US You Live!

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Test Your Vocabulary and We'll Guess Where in the US You Live!
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About This Quiz

You may have never considered the fact that your place of residence helps to shape your vocabulary, but it does! Whether you realize it or not, you pick up local phrases and words that become part of the way you speak. After you fill in our blanks, pick a few words and answer our questions, the place you reside will be clear to us! 

Through careful study, we have noticed that the major regions of the United States have unique differences in vocabulary. When you read our questions, don't try to change a thing about yourself. Instead, pick the word that is most likely to come flying out of your mouth. For every question you answer, you will put us one step closer to figuring out where you are taking this quiz. 

Will we be able to correctly locate you based upon the words you use and the way you finish sentences? Before you begin, try to clear your mind so that you can speak as honestly to us as you speak to your mother. We might not be able to nail down your ZIP code, but if you are truthful the place you live should come shining through in your choices. Or, will it?


What do you take to the curb once or twice a week?
Trash
Garbage
Waste
Rubbish

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Fill in the blank: I ______ accepted the award.
Graciously
Woefully
Proudly
Sheepishly

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Which of these old-timey words do you use most often?
Jabberwocky
Whippersnapper
Claptrap
Horsefeathers

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Where do you go to the bathroom?
Bog
Loo
Head
Powder room

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Complete this sentence: I usually wake up feeling ______.
Fresh
Groggy
Sleepy
Angry

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Do you call it soda or do you call it pop?
It's Coke to me.
I call it soda.
It's pop.
I call it sugar water.

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How did you refer to your first apartment?
Home
Flat
Crib
Oasis

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Which word do you use most when you are excited?
Awesome
Cool
Sweet
Rad

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Fill in the blank: I would like to ______ my revenge on my enemies.
Detract
Exact
Relax
Enact

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Do you sit on the sofa or the couch?
Settee
Sofa
Couch
Davenport

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Which word meaning pretty do you say most often?
Gorgeous
Beautiful
Lovely
Attractive

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Complete this sentence: I see movies at the ______.
Cinema
Theater
Theatre
Drive-in

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How do you describe a great plate of food?
Delicious
Great
Yummo
Scrumptious

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Fill in the blank: I always dress ______.
Casually
Professionally
Modestly
Flamboyantly

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If someone is smart, how do you describe them?
Intelligent
Wise
Brainy
Nerdy

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Do you tend to call it dinner or supper?
It's supper!
I go back and forth.
It's dinner.
It's usually breakfast for me.

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Which of these words is the most hopeful sounding?
Faith
Hope
Love
Future

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Is it a kiss, a smooch or some sugar?
Sugar
Kiss
Smooch
Tonsil hockey

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How do you refer to money?
Cash
Greenbacks
Lincolns
Money

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Do you carry a bag, a satchel or a purse?
Satchel
Purse
Bag
Backpack

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Complete this sentence: My job is sometimes a _______.
Pig
Peach
Troll
Doll

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If something is oversized, what word do you use?
Huge
Enormous
Large
Big

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What do you call the thing you drive?
My chariot
My ride
My wheels
My bike

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How do you usually answer the phone?
"Hello."
My name
"Yellow."
"What's up?"

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If you dislike something, how do you sum it up?
Disgusting
Gross
Nasty
Ewww

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Fill in the blank: I really think ostriches are ______.
Creepy
Grand
Weird
Cute

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Is it a backyard, or is it a garden?
It's a backyard.
I think it's a garden.
I call it my deck.
It's my outdoor space.

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Where do you cook Ramen noodles?
Stovetop
Burner
Cooker
Hob

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If a meeting is boring, which word would you use to describe it?
Tedious
Dull
Lifeless
Snoozefest

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What do you call your best pal?
Friend
Bestie
Soulmate
Twinsie

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