No, It’s Not Nonsense, It’s Mississippi Slang! How Much Do YOU Know?

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 Feb 18, 2019
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Question: 1/19Pick Your Answer!

_____ music was born in the Mississippi Delta, producing local stars like B.B. King.

Question: 2/19Pick Your Answer!

Amen! Mississippi has more what per capita than any other state in the country?

Question: 3/19Pick Your Answer!

What term originated in Mississippi when President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a trapped bear during a hunting trip?
Free Bear
Teddy Bear
Brave Bear

Question: 4/19Pick Your Answer!

Seriously, french fries just taste better when you dip them in ________, a Mississippi speciality!
Comeback Sauce
Go-Away Sauce
Underdog Sauce

Question: 5/19Pick Your Answer!

Only in Mississippi do “Braves” refer to _____.
army soldiers
baseball players
police officers

Question: 6/19Pick Your Answer!

Some Mississipians like to use ________ to flavor and dye their pickles. Don't knock it 'til you try it!
Diet Coke
Kool - Aid
Green Tea

Question: 7/19Pick Your Answer!

Pick the correct spelling of Mississippi’s quaint Gulf Coast city!

Question: 8/19Pick Your Answer!

Mississippi is located in a region of the U.S. called the what?
Bible Belt
Blizzard Belt
Boulder Belt

Question: 9/19Pick Your Answer!

Which city draws thousands of tourists each year to visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley?

Question: 10/19Pick Your Answer!

The name "Mississippi" is from an Indian word meaning what?
Snowy Hills
Tall Mountains
Father Of Waters

Question: 11/19Pick Your Answer!

Greenwood, Mississippi is called the _____ Capital of the World.

Question: 12/19Pick Your Answer!

The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway. Its nickname is what?
Old Man River
Motown River
Missy River

Question: 13/19Pick Your Answer!

_____ are a staple of Mississippi delta cuisine, often served with gravy!

Question: 14/19Pick Your Answer!

No one seems to know the origin of using the word “Mississippi” to count _____.

Question: 15/19Pick Your Answer!

Like most Southerners, Mississippi locals eat the peanuts with what beverage?
Sweet Tea

Question: 16/19Pick Your Answer!

Sure, Mississippi summers are hot, but it's actually the _______ that makes it unbearable!

Question: 17/19Pick Your Answer!

How the heck do you pronounce “Picayune”?

Question: 18/19Pick Your Answer!

Everyone knows The University of Mississippi is really called by what name?
Ole Miss
Miss U

Question: 19/19Pick Your Answer!

Move somewhere else? Are you crazy? I'll always call the _______ State my home!
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