35 Things Only True Ohioans Know

By: Becky Stigall

35 Things Only True Ohioans Know
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About This Quiz

Ohioans have a unique way of viewing the world. From football rivalries to a poor perception of weather, folks from Ohio are worth a closer look. Let's go!
Ohioan's tend to wear what article of clothing in sub-zero weather?
Bikinis
Parkas
Shoes
Shorts
Sure, we'll throw on a jacket, but we have to show that snowstorm who's boss.

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Ohioans have two football teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati __________. Is it possible to root for both?
Bengals
The Browns vs. he Bengals is an intense rivalry. But not as intense as another one!
Bears
Cubs
Indians

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Cleveland Browns fans gear up for the contest between their football team and what timeless rival?
The Cincinnati Cubs
The Miami Dolphins
The Seattle Vikings
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Browns/Steelers rivalry has fueled the dreams of Ohio football fans for decades.

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Ohioans are wont to eat chili over the top of what food?
Bread
Green Beans
Spaghetti
Doesn't chili belong with spaghetti? Ohioans thing so!
Steak

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Ohioans know that the state can be spelled, YMCA-style, using their ______.
Arms
O-H-I-O can easily be spelled using ones arms. Try it!
Feet
Ears
Legs

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What pastime, involving cows, seems to be quite pleasurable for Ohioans?
Cow riding
Cow milking
Cow tipping
Yup, cow tipping is a thing. Let's say it's not entirely humane, though.
Cow running

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In Ohio, if you say "O-H," you are sure to hear what response?
Marco Polo
N-O
Crap
I-O
Ohio's very own call and response. We can weed out Ohioans anywhere.

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B-Dubs is a reference to what eatery?
McDonald's
Red Lobster
Buffalo Wild Wings
Ohioans virtually have the menu memorized.
Wendy's

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Ohioans actually know what this nut actually is.
Almond
Pecan
Walnut
Buckeye
We love 'em so much we made them into a candy.

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Ohioans know that their state actually contains a coast - the ______ coast.
North
Hey, Lake Erie counts as a coastline, right? Bonus - there's even ice-fishing in the winter!
South
East
West

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Only those Ohioans who live in what city can claim a flaming river as their very own?
Miami
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Although a source of many jokes and some embarrassment, the Cuyahoga River did actually catch fire in 1969, because it was... well... dirty.
Toledo

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According to one study, Ohioans use what more than residents of any other state?
The bathroom
Money
Their cars
Profanity
The Steelers, Ohio State vs. Michigan, cornfields. Need we say more?

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Ohioans know that the seasons last how long?
Three months each, exactly
However long they want to
Missed spring? It was yesterday. Now it's 90 degrees.
A year
Six months or so

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Ohio schoolchildren know that what weather event will result in a free day?
Snow
Rain
Nothing
Schoolchildren in Ohio know that, even in three feet of snow, they will just have to suck it up and trudge to school.
Heat

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Ohioans have waited for which sports team to win... something?
Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami Dolphins
Cleveland Browns
Browns fans are diehard believers, even though their team never seems to be able to get ahead.
Dallas Cowboys

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Which sport really has no presence at all in Ohio?
Football
Basketball
Baseball
Hockey
Hockey? What's that?

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Ohioans use what condiment interchangeably with mayo?
Miracle Whip
Miracle Whip is awesome on sandwiches, in macaroni and potato salad, and in any other instance where mayo might be used. Yum!
Italian
Peanut Butter
Jelly

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Cleveland's baseball stadium is known as _______.
The field
The Arena
The Jake
Formally Progressive Field, The Jake takes its name from team owners, Richard and David Jacobs.
The place to be

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To Ohioans, soda is known as ___.
Pop
Oh, so that's a Midwestern thing.
Fizzies
Cola
A drink

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Ohioans actually know how to pronounce the name of which river/county?
Akron
Cleveland
Canton
Cuyahoga
The word Cuyahoga means "crooked river." The river cuts the county in half.

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The Cuyahoga River is the dividing line between what Northeast Ohio rivalry?
North Side vs. South Side
East Side vs. West Side
Some Clevelanders rarely cross the river. Seriously.
North Side vs. East Side
South Side vs. East Side

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Some Ohioans actually know how to do what dance?
Waltz
Hip hop
Polka
The United States Polka Association is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jitterbug

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What city is located in Ohio, not Florida?
Tallahassee
Miami
Ok, so there's a Miami in both Ohio and Florida. Ohioans will never admit it!
Dade
Myrtle Beach

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What dance is a roller skate rink favorite?
Waltz
Jitterbug
Tango
Chicken Dance
Ohioans have the chicken dance in their blood. Get ready to flap your wings.... ahem, we mean arms.

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Who is the most hated man in Ohio?
Ben Roethlisberger
Art Modell
Terry Bradshaw
All of the above
It's all about the football, folks. Ohio football.

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Ohioans know that the "A Christmas Story" house is located in what city?
Akron
Canton
Cleveland
The house is open for tours and sleepovers! Put up your feet and stay a while!
Columbus

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What city in Ohio is the home of "The Drew Carey Show"?
Toledo
Parma
Hey, the theme song for season one was "Moon Over Parma"! Parma is on the southern edge of Cleveland. Cleveland rocks!
Akron
Columbus

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What comedian lives in Ohio?
Ron White
Kevin Hart
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle and his family live in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Where the heck is Yellow Springs?
Jerry Seinfeld

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What iconic boxer had a mansion in Ohio?
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson once owned an mansion in Southington, Ohio. The mansion, complete with a boxing-glove-shaped pool, has been empty for years.
Mike Irwin
Mike and Ike
Mike Smith

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A rivalry with a college team in what state fuels many Ohio football fans?
Florida
Idaho
Michigan
Michigan and Ohio State. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines. 'Nuff said.
California

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Ohioans know the best theme park is what?
Geauga Lake
Sea World
Disney
Cedar Point
Opened in 1870, Cedar Point in Sandusky is the second-oldest open amusement park in the US. Both Sea World and Geauga Lake parks closed in Ohio.

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What outdoor game gives Ohioans the opportunity to express themselves on the boards?
Basketball
Dancing
Cornhole
Cornhole boards can be painted with just about any theme in Ohio.
Soccer

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Deep-fried Oreos are a delicacy to be had at any Ohio _____ _____.
County office
State fair
Ohio state fairs feature fried Oreos, Twinkies and other delicacies. Doesn't everything taste better fried?
Jamboree fest
High school

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Everyone knows that Ohioans don't have what?
Accents
Actually, Ohioans know that it's the rest of the country who have accents.
Houses
Cars
Corn

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What delicious food, grown in Ohio, can be found at any summer picnic?
Corn
Ohio has cornfields as far as the eye can see. Might as well cook some up.
Beets
Oranges
Pineapple

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