Can We Guess Which State You Were Born In?

By: Steven Miller
Can We Guess Which State You Were Born In?
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About This Quiz

Our very first experiences of being alive leave a lasting imprint on the whole of our existence. The culture, food, language, and music of our original hometown will always be a part of us. In this quiz, we believe that we can guess your birth state just from asking you some questions about your lifestyle and preferences. That being said, we'll also be a bit random at times, just to keep things fun.

For example, we think that your answer to how fast you tend to move in your daily life will point us in a general direction in the country. Once we've narrowed in that far, a question that examines your preferences in beer or dessert is sure to focus our attention on even further. 

Now that we've got it simplified down to a few choices, we'll begin to pick things apart with more detail. We'll use a question about the grocery store you most frequently shopped at as a kid to get a much clearer picture of where you were born.

Buckle up and get comfortable; we're about to take a road trip across the United States. When we're done, we think it's likely that we'll cross over the state line of where you were born.

In your youth, which activity were you most likely to engage in during winter?
Ice skating
Swimming
Skiing
Hiking

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Do you prefer the big city or being out in the boonies?
I would much rather be out in the middle of nowhere.
I like a mix of the two.
I like small-town life.
I definitely prefer to be in the big city. The bigger, the better.

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Which famous attraction was closest to where you grew up?
Cape Canaveral
Golden Gate Bridge
Statue of Liberty
The Alamo

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As a kid, what was the coldest temperature you ever had to deal with?
It got into the negative numbers once in a while.
We got close to freezing before.
We would touch into the 20s on occasion.
I think it was 50-degrees one time.

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Which food is most appealing to you?
Sushi
Cuban sandwich
BBQ
Pizza

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What pace do you generally move at in life?
I generally take my time. I'm in no hurry to make a mistake.
I'm generally in a pretty big rush.
I'm a very laid-back and mellow kind of person.
I've got places to go, but I do stop to smell the roses once in a while.

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Of the following, which sport is most interesting to you?
Basketball
Car racing
Baseball
Football

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How laid-back is your personality?
It takes a lot to get me worked up.
I'm totally chill.
I generally have to remind myself to take it easy.
I'm actually pretty high-strung.

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Have you ever been surfing?
I've done it a few times. It was pretty fun.
I go surfing all the time. I love it.
I've never been, and I think it's unlikely that I ever will.
I wouldn't mind trying it.

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Which fashion description best matches you?
Trendy
Hip
Jeans and a T-shirt
Shorts and flip flops

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Which fast food place is your favorite?
In-N-Out Burger
McDonald's
Whataburger
Nathan's Famous

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Would you say that you're more liberal or conservative?
I'm very conservative.
I'm extremely liberal.
I tend to lean a bit more liberal on most issues.
I'm somewhere in the middle, but maybe a bit more conservative.

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Which amusement park did you visit first?
Coney Island
Walt Disney World
Disneyland
Six Flags

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Which major body of water did you see first?
Gulf of Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Lake Erie

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Which dessert sounds the most appealing to you?
Ice cream
Cookies
Rice Crispy treats
Cake

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Did you ever go to a rodeo as a kid?
I'm certain that we never went to a rodeo.
I've been to the rodeo a few times.
We used to go all the time.
I think we might have gone once, but I don't remember that clearly.

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Have you ever been to a birthday party that had a piñata?
I've been to a few that included one.
I think there was one at a party or two in my youth.
More often than not there would be a piñata at the party.
I've yet to experience what it's like to swing at a piñata.

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Which beer sounds most appealing?
Atrial Rubicite
Stella Artois
Blue Moon
Pabst Blue Ribbon

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Besides chocolate and vanilla, which flavor of ice cream do you like the most?
Cookie Dough
Strawberry
Coffee
Brownie

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Is there a picture of you as a kid with a cowboy/cowgirl hat on?
There are a bunch of pictures of me like that.
There might be one somewhere.
Maybe at Halloween, but that's about it.
I highly doubt it.

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Which flower represents where you were born the best?
Orange blossom
Poppy
Rose
Bluebonnet

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Which kind of music do you like the most?
Hip-hop
New Age
Country
Salsa

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Which was scariest to you as a kid?
Aliens
Swamp monster
Chupacabra
Ghosts

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Have you ever been to a high school football game where you weren't related to anyone who currently attended the school?
Yeah, we went to the local games all the time.
Nope.
I can't recall that ever happening, but it's not impossible.
I've done that a few times in my life.

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Which natural phenomenon is the biggest concern in the place where you were born?
Snowstorm
Hurricane
Earthquake
Tornado

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Which grocery store have you done most of your shopping in?
H-E-B
Trader Joe's
Publix
Kroger

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Which animal best fits with where you were born?
Gator
Bear
Beaver
Longhorn

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Did you have a basement as a kid?
No, we lived in an apartment.
Yes, and it was one of my favorite places in the world.
We did, but it wasn't anything special.
Nope, and I always wanted to have one.

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Which fruit best fits with your birthplace?
Dates
Oranges
Grapefruit
Apples

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Have you ever witnessed a space-bound rocket launch in person?
I've seen one, but it was a long time ago.
I've never seen a rocket launch in person.
I saw one once; it was amazing.
Yeah, we would go and watch them take off all the time.

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