What Would Your American Name Be?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Would Your American Name Be?
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About This Quiz

The United States is a diverse nation full of varied and exciting names. You don't have to wonder what yours would be anymore! Throughout the questions in this quiz, you'll get to make some very American choices. From driving a pickup truck to picking out a Thanksgiving side dish, you'll get to pretend to be an American for a day! Once you're done answering them, we'll let you know which American name you would have been born with. 

American names might not be as exciting as other names around the world. You don't need to be full of apple pie and hot dogs to get your own American moniker. Americans are full of individuality! Express yourself by being yourself through your questions, and learn which American name will be the perfect one for you. Will you run out and have it changed, or will you stick with the one you have? 

Share your thoughts on Groundhog day, country music and everything in between, and we'll measure you up with the traits that are associated with each name. Can you see yourself as a Smith or a Williams? How about a Washington or a Roberts? Let's find out before you drive yourself crazy! 

Can You Name the Quarterback With the Most Passing Touchdowns for Each NFL Franchise? Would you be at all interested in attending the Super Bowl?
Is that a new noodle restaurant?
That would be a dream come true!
I would rather go to New York's fashion week.
I wouldn't turn down a free ticket.

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26 25 Easy Thanksgiving Dishes Which traditional Thanksgiving side dish would you pile on a plate?
Mashed potatoes
Green bean casserole
Stuffing
Cornbread

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Country What do you think most country songs were written about?
Lost love
A broken truck
Dogs
Drinking

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How Well Do You Know Classic American Muscle Cars Cover Could you see yourself rolling down the road in any of these American muscle cars?
I would prefer something more fuel-efficient.
The Ford Mustang would be perfect.
I would look fly sitting behind the wheel of a Corvette.
Sign me up for a Pontiac GTO.

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Can You Name the Planet’s Top Cities From a Short Description - hero You're planning a vacation to one of America's biggest cities. Where are you going?
Boston
Los Angeles
New York
Seattle

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family and picket fence How do you feel about the American dream? Is it still alive?
You can do anything you put your mind to doing.
Hard work will get you everywhere.
I have a different kind of dream in mind.
Did it ever really exist?

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New Orleans What do you find most interesting about the American south?
The food is amazing!
They are polite people.
The history is fascinating.
It's not as interesting as New England.

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Q2 Hot Dog What hot dog topping would you want to double up on?
Ketchup
Relish
Mustard
Chili

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Peach cobbler Would you rather have a slice of apple pie or a helping of peach cobbler?
Apple pie with a scoop of ice cream on top, please.
Cherry pie sounds a lot better to me.
Hook me up with some peach cobbler.
I'll have one of each.

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Outcome Center Field Who has the most important job on the baseball field?
I don't watch baseball.
The pitcher
The guy who mows the grass
The catcher

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Are You Keeping Up with the Kardashians Which of these American reality shows could you binge-watch more than once?
"The Bachelor"
"Survivor"
"Keeping up With The Kardashians"
"America's Next Top Model"

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Groundhog Do you think Groundhog Day is a ridiculous tradition?
I can think of more ridiculous traditions.
It's a great movie!
I think it's cute!
The groundhog is more accurate than the weather.

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Shark What would you do to celebrate America's Shark Week?
I would wear a goofy hat.
Watching "Jaws" is good way to do it.
I could sing "Baby Shark," I guess.
Going to the beach is the best way to celebrate it.

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pickup truck Could you handle a pickup truck out on the open highway?
I would like to try it!
They are far too big for me.
I love my truck.
I would prefer to drive an all-electric car.

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Captain America What do you think you might have in common with Captain America?
I would love to fight crime.
You should see me in a leotard!
I keep my shield up all the time, too.
I think I'm more like Spider-Man.

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burger Which of these toppings should never go on top of a burger?
Onion
Mushrooms
Barbecue sauce
A pork chop

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Which Fast Food Restaurant Is Your Spirit Animal? 3 You're ordering at McDonald's. Are you going to supersize it?
You bet I am!
I might ask for supersized fries.
I don't eat fast food.
It's big enough without being supersized.

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As British As Uncle Sam What does Uncle Sam want Americans to do when he says, "I Want You?"
He's expressing his love for me.
He wants me to join the Army.
Uncle Sam wants me to come for a visit.
Who's Uncle Sam?

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Q5 - jake Pick the John Wayne line that you like most. Which one is it?
"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."
"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid."
"Tomorrow hopes we've learned something from yesterday."
"Talk low, talk slow but don't talk too much."

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jeans What kind of jeans do you look best wearing?
Boot cut
Skinny jeans
Boyfriend jeans
Cargo jeans

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21 Tailgate If you went to a tailgate party, what would you take with you?
An umbrella
Extra water
A blanket
A date

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Children going trick or treating Would you be freaked out by the idea of going Trick or Treating?
It's weird to ask strangers for things.
Yes. My neighbors are weirdos.
I think it looks like fun.
I would probably get more tricks than treats.

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Black Friday shopping haul Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Giving Tuesday? Which would you rather participate in?
Black Friday
Giving Tuesday
Taco Tuesday is the only one worth attending.
Cyber Monday

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right triangle How much do you wish Americans would stop measuring things in inches?
Please join the rest of the world, already!
It doesn't affect me, so I don't care.
It would be great if they could learn both inches and centimeters.
I have bigger things to worry about.

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New Mexico Which southwestern state would you most like to tour?
Colorado
New Mexico
Nevada
Texas

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Wal-Mart If you took a trip to Walmart, where would you start shopping?
I would hit up the garden department first.
I'm here for groceries.
The toy section is where it's at!
I do need some new boxers.

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Graceland Disneyland or Graceland? Where would you rather go?
Disneyland would be a dream come true.
I would rather see The Alamo.
Graceland!
Can I go to Hollywood instead?

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Nirvana Which American rock band would you consider the greatest?
Aerosmith
The Foo Fighters
Nirvana
Guns 'n Roses

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Drive In Movie Would you rather go to a drive-in theatre or a Broadway show?
I would rather go to Vegas!
A drive-in theater sounds fun.
There's no place like Broadway.
I just want to go to a bowl game.

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Canada Which of America's neighbors do you like most? Canada or Mexico?
I don't know them, so I can't judge.
Mexico is really cool.
I'm fascinated with Canada.
There's no place like the U.S.A.

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