Which Southern State Is Your Heart In?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Southern State Is Your Heart In?
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About This Quiz

In order for most places to be a part of you, you need to have either been from there, or have spent a significant amount of time there. Cities like Paris and Florence have a way of seducing the soul in a matter of minutes, while places like the American Southwest or New England take some time to adjust to. This isn't so for the American South. The American South has a unique quality that allows it to infiltrate your soul.

The states of the American South have wildly different cultures. Some of this is due to accidents of history, like where certain colleges were founded, while others were historically colonies of foreign powers who spoke different languages and had different laws. Some Southern states have a history of piracy, while others are more associated with today's illicit trades, or with certain sectors of the entertainment industry.

We have a test to determine in which Southern state your heart lies. We will parse your habits, interests, tastes and allegiances. Whether you are a Southerner or a Yankee, we can figure out which Southern state has your heart, so you will, at the very least, know who to cheer for at the Rose Bowl.

What's your idea of a great vacation?
Beaches and booze!
Taking in an authentic local culture
Sports and family
Fast driving and fast living!

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Other than football, what is the number-one sport you follow?
Wrestling
Polo
NASCAR
Basketball

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For which college football team do you root?
Yellow Jackets
Dogs
Gamecocks
Gators

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What is your favorite style of music?
Jazz
Country
R&B
House

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How much do you trust the government?
Who trusts the government? Are you kidding me?
I trust it a whole lot.
I trust it as far as I can throw it.
Enough, if it is weak.

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What's your idea of a relaxing weekend?
Kicking back with a drink and listening to some good music.
Going water-skiing with my friends.
Going to The Highland Games.
Fishing with TNT.

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What kind of popular culture do you consume the most?
Music
TV
Books
Movies

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How spread out is your family?
We're all a few hours apart, by car.
We mostly live near each other, with a few of us scattered to the wind.
We live very close.
We're scattered all over the country.

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How do you like to get around?
Take the bus
Take the train
Drive
By air-boat

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What's your definition of "that was crazy!"?
Nudity not involved with a holiday celebration
I had no idea they were shooting a movie on my block!
Dale Earnhardt Sr. That is all.
A lizard being pulled over for driving while intoxicated, on a suspended license.

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How do you hew to tradition?
I engage in the local culture and traditions at our frequent public celebrations.
I give to the charities that buttress our locality.
I uphold the traditions of my class in my community.
What's tradition?

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What is religion to you?
A defining cultural touchstone
A guidepost to most, a crutch to some, a uniter to all
The ties that bind society together
A racket

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How hip are you to the latest technology?
I'm pretty behind.
I'm up to date.
I'm on the bleeding edge.
I always have the latest iPhone, so I'm cool.

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How well educated are you?
I went to college.
I have a master's degree.
I have a doctorate.
I got through high school without a problem.

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What sort of position do you have in your job?
I'm in charge of a small team.
I'm a freelancer.
I'm an academic.
I run a small business.

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What are your feelings about tourists?
They're a little rowdy sometimes.
They seem pretty tolerable, unless they come for a sporting event.
They're good, fun people.
They're awesome, and without them I don't know what we'd do.

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How do you feel about taxes?
I'd rather pay as few as possible, considering how messed up the government I get is.
I don't mind paying my fair share, but that's all.
I pay enough taxes on my business. Why pay more for myself?
Taxes are theft and should not exist.

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What changed the most in your community in the last twenty years?
A lot of people don't live here anymore.
We became the epicenter of some unexpected businesses.
Out political outlook has shifted a lot.
The water looks a lot higher than it did…

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How do you feel about cold?
It's okay, but I'd like to have as little as possible.
I'm not a fan.
I love a good blizzard!
You mean when the temperature gets below 70?

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How much do you mind the occasional natural-disaster evacuation?
I'll go if I'm ordered! I've seen what can happen otherwise!
No thanks, pal.
I mind the disasters, but I don't mind the evacuations.
I hate them! I'll ignore them, thank you very much.

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What industry are you in?
The energy industry
The film biz
An aerospace company
I work in security.

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What's your idea of a fun local festival?
Major religious celebrations
Cultural celebrations involving film or music
Jazz festivals
Spring break! Woohoo!

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Which fruit do you like the sound of?
Pears
Peaches
Apples
Oranges

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How do you feel about tolls?
I'll take them if they mean the bridges don't fall down.
I'd like as few as possible.
Is there a way to have none?
I love paying them as often as possible!

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How would you fill in the blank for "college students are __________"?
Too rowdy
Keeping my town young
Nice, in small quantities
Easy to get drunk

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Which of these songs speaks to you?
"You Are My Sunshine"
"Georgia on My Mind"
"Carolina"
"Old Folks at Home"

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How comfortable are you with crime?
I'm okay with 52.9% higher than the median state.
I'd like it 7.4% higher than the median state.
35.5% higher than the median for the US is fine with me.
16.2% higher than the national median would make me happy.

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To what destination outside of the US are you most likely to travel?
Mexico
Italy
France
Bermuda

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How do you feel about heat?
I love heat, the stickier the better.
I can take the heat, most of the time.
I can take the heat, so long as I get a break from time to time.
I love the heat, because the hotter it is, the fewer drinks I need!

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Where are you actually from?
Illinois
California
Massachusetts
Florida

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