Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
American Regional Stereotypes
"The rest of the world calls us "Yanks" (or rather worse things), but amongst ourselves, we can be remarkably DISunited. Non-Yanks and even quasi-Yanks up in the provinces are cordially invited to the airing of some of our dirty laundry!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
These crusty, thorny, laconic individualists are said to wear their fingers to the bone attempting to farm the worst soil this side of the Sahara. The (probably apocryphal) story about them has a grizzled old local telling a passing motorist, "Nope, you can't get thayah from heah."
One midwestern state is considered almost synonymous with the term "hick", and is famous for its love of basketball, a certain great Catholic university,and a VP who couldn't spell "potato". What are its residents known as?
This major natural resource of at least the southern part of this state appears to be "noir" films, usually involving detectives, femme fatales and/or murders. Residents of this part of the state are thought to walk around speaking into cell phones in an odd local patois revolving around the phrases "net points" and "turnaround"; many snooty east-coasters view these people as New Age navel-gazers who sit around channeling Julius Caesar with Shirley MacLaine. The northern part of the state is thought by some to be inhabited largely by tree-huggers, Croatian winemakers and campus radicals. Which state is this?
A notorious movie made in the early 70's rather unsubtly reinforced stereotypes of this US region as a backward place inhabited by dangerous, bestial inbred cousin-marriers proficient only at banjo-strumming. To what part of the US are these unfortunate stereotypes linked?
This venerable Eastern city, in which one who pronounces any "r" sound in the middle of a word is immediately marked as a dangerous foreigner, was long known for its WASP "brahmin" aristocracy, and later for its "upstart" (at least to the WASPS) Irish politicos and businessman, of which Joseph P. Kennedy was probably the most famous, wealthy and reviled. Where is it that the "Cabots talk only to Lowells/and the Lowells talk only to God"?
A large town in the eastern part of this state is famous for Quakers, cheese steaks, mustard on pretzels, and people who pronounce "y'know"
as "y'kneau". The central part of the state is believed by some to be inhabited entirely by Mennonites and chocolate-related amusement parks where one can get "roasted". Which state is this?
This region of Manhattan is said by some, especially those at the reactionary end, to have a political orientation somewhat to the left of North Korea's. Many believe that its residents are all sandal-wearing ex-beatniks who take bean-sprouty courses at avant-garde schools and colleges, sit around drinking espresso, and didn't vote for Nader in 2000 because he was "too establishment". What is the name of this oft-vilified neighborhood?
The Upper East Side
The Upper West Side
A major poet once characterized this city as "Hog butcher for the world... Player with railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler," and further deposed that the city was "wicked... for I have seen (her) painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys." Of which city doth the poet speak?
Amazing as it may seem, many people from this state -- the legendary "Home of the Delta Blues" -- did not know how to play slide guitar, are not alleged to have sold their souls to the devil at the crossroads of highways 49 and 61, do not have a guitar named "Lucille" and indeed have manifested no particular talent for blues-playing on any instrument whatever. What is the name of this state, such an important piece of America's musical heritage?
This state, known for its parishes, colorful politicians and spicy cuisine, is believed by some to be a constitutional monarchy, run by Chef Paul Prud'homme. Its people are largely of French extraction, it is said that just about every resident's name ends in "eaux", and it has been noted that squirrel is here considered not a nuisance but a delicacy. The people speak a rather odd if beguiling patois. By what name are they known?
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled May 23 13