How Much of a Country Girl Are You Really?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Country living isn't for everyone, but for those who love it, it's the only way to be - and when we say "country," we don't mean the suburbs. We mean the boondocks, where the nearest city over a few hundred thousand people is beyond commuting distance. We're talking flyover country: wilderness, parkland, and farms, all peppered with small towns (the ones that are really just villages with a slightly more aspirational name). Country living is about knowing your neighbors because if either of you needs help, they're the only ones who you can count on. It's about not putting on airs and graces or signing up for the rat race. It's about fresh air, fields of gold, and forests that reach the horizons.

Country girls know how to take care of themselves: they can change a tire, shoot a gun, and irrigate a field. They might never have a lot of money, but they don't care because that's not what country life is about. It's about inner-tubing on the river, gazing on constellations and knowing all their names, and sharing a frosty one at the local pub or bar at the end of a hard day's work. It's not needing to check your phone every five minutes because you know the world will keep turning whether you do or not - and you probably don't have reception half the time anyway. It's about growing your own fruit and veg, knowing that your dog is your bestie, and knowing that the only thing which might disturb your sleep is a rooster (or maybe a cicada). This quiz will figure out whether all this is truly you, or whether the bright lights over the horizon are secretly calling to you!

What sort of dog do you have?

Have you ever milked a cow?

Do you know what veganism is?

Do you fear the dark?

Can you find the North Star?

How many times a day do you look at your phone?

Do you love having a "usual" at your local pub or bar?

Do you know your neighbors?

Is money the root of all evil?

Do you like feeling a strong sense of place?

When are blackberries in season?

What is "sticky willy"?

Should horses eat cow parsley?

Some mud gets on your coat. What do you?

How many pairs of outdoor boots do you own?

Your hair is dirty and it is 2 p.m. What do you do?

How often do you go to the theater?

How many books are in your home?

Have you ever collected your own eggs?

Have you ever caught your own dinner?

What sort of gun is best to have in the house?

If you had to call 911, how long would it take for help to arrive?

Do you sort of think the invention of the car was a mistake?

Have you ever been in a barn that was actually in use as a barn?

Your cat brings you a gift. It is an indiscriminate lump of something. What would you assume it was?

Can you ride a horse?

When are chestnuts in season?

How do you feel about rainy weather?

How do you stay warm at night?

If you suddenly won tickets to travel but had to leave at once, what would be the first step?

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