Could You Live in the Midwest?

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By: Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

When you picture the Midwest, what do you think of? Rolling fields of wheat, deep blue lakes and friendly people? Well, you're not entirely wrong, but the Midwest is a lot more complicated than a bread commercial. It's got its own culture, customs and even unique language, as anybody who's ever said "Ope!" can attest. 

From Ohio to Nebraska, Minnesota to Oklahoma, the Midwest is an important region, filled with major cities like Chicago and Minneapolis as well as iconic small towns like Spring Green, Wisconsin and New Buffalo, Michigan. Those who live in the Midwest get to partake in rich local traditions, such as ice fishing, Sunday cornhole, euchre tournaments and hayrides. Kids start driving young, parents make a lot of "hotdish" and everybody, young or old, has strong opinions on the nearest college football team.

If you're what Midwesterners call a "coastie" — a person from the East Coast or West Coast — you might think that you could easily survive living in the Midwest. But is that true? Or would you crash and burn when faced with the expectation that you drive well in the snow, learn to make succotash and deal with tornadoes, all while staying perfectly polite? If you want to put your Midwestern assumptions to the test, don't hesitate: take this quiz!

How do you feel about sausage?

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When is it most important to be polite?

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In your opinion, Sunday isn't a fun day without ... ?

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What's your favorite casserole?

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The greatest Midwestern-born movie star of all time, in your opinion, is ... ?

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What does "ope" mean?

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If you had kids, which clubs would you sign them up for?

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You see small towns as being ... ?

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How often do you say "sorry"?

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Do you know how to drive a tractor?

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Hey, it's game day! Who are you rooting for?

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In your mind, the ideal summer vacation is ... ?

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You've just been given a huge bag of corn. How are you going to cook it up?

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What do you think of scrunchies?

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The greatest natural attraction in the U.S. is ... ?

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What do you call a machine that spouts water?

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Can you drive in the snow?

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Where do you stand politically?

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Do you enjoy swearing?

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We're going ice fishing! Want to come?

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In your opinion, what's the greatest Midwestern city?

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What's the warmest shoe you own?

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Do you ever leave your house unlocked?

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Deer are ... ?

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What's your idea of a fun night out?

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Can you complete this sentence: "Autumn is great because of ... "?

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Who's the greatest Midwesterner of all time?

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Every spring, you like to grow ... ?

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If someone showed up empty-handed to dinner at your house, you would think ... ?

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What's your favorite kind of cheese?

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