What % Stereotypically Canadian Are You?

By: Heather Cahill

What % Stereotypically Canadian Are You?
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About This Quiz

Ask anyone outside of Canada what they think about the country, and you'll probably get a wide variety of answers. Many people know all about the many Canadian stereotypes that are associated with the North, such as a love of hockey, having pet moose and even living in igloos. While some of these stereotypes might be true to an extent, many of them are not. Fortunately, more and more people around the world are starting to learn more about the true nature of Canada.

One very true stereotype is every Canadian's pride in the country. There's a whole lot of it, which is shown in many ways, like Canada celebrations and Canadian flags. As a Canadian, we're sure you've participated in the July 1st festivities in your own way! There are so many truly Canadian foods to enjoy, as well. Of course, Canada is known for its famous poutine. But that's not the only delicious food the country has to offer: Just try anything with maple syrup to see why it's loved so much!

So, think you hit the mark on all of the stereotypes associated with the North? Let's see how much of a stereotypical Canadian you are by telling us about yourself!

Q1 - skate Skating is one awesome sport that takes on many forms within Canada, from hockey to curling. Can you ice skate?
No, I never had an interest in it.
I never learned how to.
Yes, I'm OK at it.
I can skate better than I walk!

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Q2 - Tims How many times a day do you frequent Tim Hortons?
I barely ever go there.
Once, if I even go.
I'm there twice a day.
How many times do I finish my double-double?

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Q3 - friends Friends make everything more fun. How many buddies do you have?
None
Just one
I have a few.
Everyone I know is my buddy!

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Q4 - winter Some love the freezing temperatures, and others love the snow. How do you feel about the winter?
I hate it.
I don't like it, but I deal with it.
I like it.
It's the best season there is.

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Q5 - aboot Here's a word you might just hear everyday. Do you say "aboot?"
What is that?
I can't say I have.
I'm guilty.
Why would you ask me aboot that?

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Q6 - mac Our friends in America know it as Mac n' Cheese. How much Kraft Dinner do you eat?
Not very much
A little bit now and then
I eat quite a bit of it.
I eat it every day!

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Q7 - beer From Molson Canadian to Labatt-Blue, what's your opinion on beer?
I hate beer!
It's OK.
I love it.
I enjoy it pretty frequently.

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Q8 - syrup One of our greatest foods comes straight out of our maple trees. What do you put maple syrup on?
I don't like maple syrup.
I love it on pancakes.
Ice cream and maple syrup is the best!
I put it on everything.

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Q9 - moose It's one of Canada's most iconic animals, so how often do you see moose?
I have never seen one.
Very rarely
Once a week
Every single day

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Q10 - francais There are two official languages in the country. Can you speak French?
Not one bit!
Does "bonjour" count?
I'm pretty fluent.
Oui.

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Q11 - hockey Hockey is one of the country's favourite sports. Would you say that you understand it?
No, I've never watched it.
Not really.
Of course!
Hockey was the second thing I learned after speaking.

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Q12 - chesterfield Have you ever used a "Chesterfield"?
I have no idea what that is.
No, but I've heard of it.
I have.
Only every single day!

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Q13 - views Part of living in the north means that there's so much scenery to enjoy. Do you live in the middle of nowhere?
No, I live in the city.
No, I'm in between.
Some would say that I do.
I sure do.

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Q14 - angry When someone makes you angry, what do you do?
I tell them.
I don't do anything.
I walk away.
I apologize to them.

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Q15 - sorry An apology can go a long way in many situations. Do you apologize about everything?
I can't say I do.
Not usually ...
Yes.
I always apologize.

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Q16 - toque In the cold Canadian winter, do you wear toques?
I'm not sure what that is.
I have, but only on rare occasions.
Only on colder days
All the time

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Q17 . poutine What Canadian food is the absolute best in your opinion?
Tourtiere
I like BeaverTaills.
Poutine, obviously
Timbits!

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Q18 - igloo Many believe Canadians live in igloos. Do you live in one?
Definitely not!
No
No, but it would be cool to stay there for a night or two.
I would love to!

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Q19 - flag Do you have anything with the Canadian flag on it?
Not that I can think of
Just a sweater
I have a sticker on my car.
There are Canadian flags all over my house.

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Q20 - milkbag You can't buy this stuff just anywhere. So, do you ever buy bags of milk?
I haven't heard of bagged milk.
No, but I've seen them around.
I've bought them before.
That's all I drink.

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Q21 - curling Aside from hockey, curling has a huge following in the country. Have you ever been curling?
I haven't.
I've watched it.
Only occasionally
I play every day.

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Q22 - montreal bagels Would you say that Montreal-style bagels are your go-to breakfast?
Not for me!
I wouldn't choose it over anything else.
I like them.
Yes!

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Q23 - denim There's nothing like a good Canadian tuxedo for many. So, do you wear plaid?
Plaid is a big no for me.
I've worn it one time.
I do pretty often.
I'm wearing it right now.

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Q24 - Toronto It's one of the largest cities in Canada, so how many people do you know from Toronto?
I don't know anyone from there.
I can name one person.
Two at best
I know too many to count.

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Q25 - road trip Do you and your friends ever "go out for a rip"?
Nope
Not if I can help it
Sometimes
All the time, bud!

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Q26 - dep They may only have them in Quebec, but have you ever been to a depanneur?
A what?!
No, but I've passed by.
Yes, once when I was in the area.
I stop by all the time.

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Q27 - snow day Everyone knows that our country gets quite a lot of snow. How do you spend a day in the snow?
I'm usually shoveling it.
I go skating.
I like to go sledding.
I go out for a rip.

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Q28 - eh One of Canada's most famous slang words is "eh." How often do you say it?
I've never said that in my life.
I say it about once or twice a day.
Pretty often, I'd say.
After every sentence. Real Canadian, eh?

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Q29 - ceasar Would you say that you enjoy Caesars or do you prefer something else?
They're not for me.
I'll drink them if there's nothing else.
I like them.
I love them!

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Q30 - dog There are so many awesome animals here in the north. Which animal would you like to keep as a pet?
I don't have a pet.
I just have a dog.
I have a goose!
Doesn't everyone have their own moose?

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