Are You a True Midwesterner?

By: Lauren Lubas
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About This Quiz

While some snobs might call the Midwestern region of the United States the "fly-over zone," others call it home. However, there is more to the Midwest than just its location. It is a culture that lives deep within us OG Midwest folk, so even if you know a thing or two about living in the largest portion of the country (with the smallest population), you may not have what it takes to be called a true Midwesterner.  

If you don't have a deep-seated love for ranch dressing and cheese sauce, you may find yourself a little out of place in the Great Plains region. If you are obsessed with creating your own fusion meals with the grossest (and most delicious) foods you can think of, you may find yourself in heaven in the Midwest. However, the Midwestern culture isn't just about food. There is a different, slower mentality when you actually take the time to NOT fly over these states. 

If you think you are a true Midwesterner, or if you are worried that the Midwestern gene has been bred out of you over the years you haven't lived there, try taking this quiz to see how true of a Midwesterner you really are.

Let's start by getting to know your eating habits. How do you take your cheese curds?

What is your favorite topping on a sandwich?

Which of these doesn't belong on a sandwich, ever?

What kind of crust is appropriate for pizza?

What do you have to eat on New Year's Eve?

Where does salad belong?

What do you dip your fries in?

Which part of the cow do you prefer?

Now, let's talk about how you speak. What do you say when you bump into someone?

What do you call a highway?

If you were asked what you want to drink at a restaurant, how would you tell them you want a soft drink?

If you were telling a story about getting into a car accident, what would you call the traffic light?

When you ask someone to join you on an excursion, what do you say?

When you want to say "yes" to the dress, what would you say?

All right, let's start talking about your clothing choices. Where are you most likely to shop for everyday clothing?

Which of these is the most comfortable thing for you to wear when you leave the house?

What kind of hat do you prefer?

If you were going somewhere important, what would you wear on your legs?

What are you wearing to your friend's Halloween party?

Now let's talk about what you like to do in your spare time. It's Friday night in September, what are you and your friends doing?

Which of these sounds like the most fun on a summer night?

Now, we need to know how you define yourself. Do you consider yourself a foodie?

Would you say that you're a little more country or rock 'n' roll?

Do you think it's important to be nice to people who are mean to you?

It's time to take a look at your manners. When you are in someone's way, and they say "excuse me," how do you respond?

If you were mad at someone, how would you act?

Is it important to always say "please" and "thank you"?

When people are rude to you, do you tell them?

If someone is walking behind you as you're walking toward a door, what do you do?

If someone told you that they were having a bad day, what are you most likely to do?

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