What % Southern Are You?

Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

Whether you know what it means to miss New Orleans or grew up in a lonely Appalachian "holler," one thing's for sure: the South is in your blood. This part of the United States exerts a charm like no other, which has given birth to a number of regional traditions, from the French-influenced Creole and Cajun cultures of Louisiana to the urban African-American culture of Atlanta to the plaintive country music of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

If you're taking this quiz, we're guessing that you're either a native Southerner or someone who moved to the South out of sheer fascination with its ways. Regardless of whether you're a Southerner by birth or by choice, we respect your gumption. The South is beautiful, but that beauty comes with a price tag: harsh heat, obnoxious critters and a slower way of life. (Of course, some may see a more sedate lifestyle as a feature, not a bug!)

Are you curious about how deeply the South has sunk into your soul? If you'd like to find out if you're 100% Southern or just another dang Yankee, this is the quiz for you. Tell us how you feel about flowering dogwood, succotash and Flannery O'Connor, and we'll reveal exactly how Southern you are! Ready? Let's get quizzing!

What's your favorite country song?

Have you ever ridden barefoot in the bed of a pick-up truck?

What's your favorite kind of barbecue?

It's a hot day and you need to cool off. Where are you going swimming?

What's the dorkiest Southern slang term you use?

How much time is too much time to spend on your porch?

What's Reese Witherspoon's greatest film?

Cut-off jean shorts are ... ?

Imagine it's a slow, sunny Sunday. What will you be doing?

What do you call a mixture of corn, lima beans, tomatoes and bell peppers?

Can you complete the lyric? "Just some good ol' boys, never ..."

What kind of clothes go with cowboy boots?

Do you know what color "haint blue" is?

What's your favorite seafood dish?

How would you describe Scarlett O'Hara?

Going to church is ... ?

Which of these trees is the most beautiful?

Who's your favorite author?

Hot sauce is ... ?

What do you call soda?

Which of these weird Southern vegetables have you eaten?

Do you live in the country or the city?

Have you ever driven any of these vehicles?

What's your favorite Southern TV show?

Do you consider Florida to be a part of the South?

It's a blazing hot day. What are you drinking?

Which Southern state is the greatest?

Imagine you've got your choice of Southern charmers: Matthew McConaughey, Owen Wilson, Channing Tatum and Chris Rock. Who would you choose to date?

How frequently do varmints vex you?

Which of these Southern literary quotes encapsulates your life?

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