Are You Minnesota Enough To Decipher All This MN Lingo? Bet Not!

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 Apr 01, 2019
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Question: 1/20Choose your Answer!

You Minnesotans tend to have an accent, eh? What does "bag" sometimes sound more like?

Question: 2/20Choose your Answer!

Who are Ole and Lena (or Sven)?
The University of Minnesota mascots!
Two central characters in some of the best jokes around!
The lesser known twin cities!

Question: 3/20Choose your Answer!

How do you Minnesotans say it again? Duck, Duck, ______!
Grey duck

Question: 4/20Choose your Answer!

"We have a little getaway planned this summer. We're just going to our cabin ________."
Out West
Up Nort
Down South

Question: 5/20Choose your Answer!

The rest of the country calls them casseroles, but in Minnesota you better refer to them by which of these names?
Bigdishes. Try the lasagna one.
Warmserves. Try the pickle one.
Hotdishes. Try the tater tot one.

Question: 6/20Choose your Answer!

Where does Minnesota fall on the whole pop/soda debate?
Neither. It's cola.
Soda, all the way!
We call it pop around here

Question: 7/20Choose your Answer!

50 degrees in Spring? That's ______ weather!
T-shirt and shorts

Question: 8/20Choose your Answer!

When you're out of state and looking for coffee, you probably won't be able to find a _____ Coffee like you usually can throughout Minnesota!
Dutch Bros.

Question: 9/20Choose your Answer!

The rest of the country might consider March basketball season, but move aside for the real sport. It's _______!

Question: 10/20Choose your Answer!

It's not always necessary to head to the gym during the winter... You might get a great workout from:
Starting the fireplace
Defrosting you car
Shoveling snow

Question: 11/20Choose your Answer!

If anyone refers to "the Cities," obviously they're talking about:
Eagan and Edina
Duluth and St. Cloud
Minneapolis and St. Paul

Question: 12/20Choose your Answer!

What's a "Minnesota goodbye" like?
You have at least 30 more minutes of chit chat before someone leaves
It's actually a high five instead of a "goodbye"
Everyone hustles out after saying "goodbye"

Question: 13/20Choose your Answer!

It's 30 below outside....

Question: 14/20Choose your Answer!

Someone tells you something you don't agree with or totally get. You'd say:
That's outrageous.
That's interesting.

Question: 15/20Choose your Answer!

What on earth is lutefisk?
A typical Nordic expression
A shaved ice dessert!
A traditional Nordic fish dish

Question: 16/20Choose your Answer!

What is Minnesota's "biggest" pest in the summertime?

Question: 17/20Choose your Answer!

Hawaii by far has the most fame for _____, but it's actually from Minnesota!
Kona Coffee

Question: 18/20Choose your Answer!

You better be careful on the roads out here. If you're not paying attention you might just roll over a ridiculously HUGE _______. They're everywhere.
Speed bump

Question: 19/20Choose your Answer!

"Go to the Mall of America? No way! The Vikings game kicks off in an hour, _____?"
Havencha heard?
Doncha know

Question: 20/20Choose your Answer!

You might move away some day, or maybe you already have, but no matter what the ______ State will always be your home. There's nowhere else like Minnesota!
Great Northern
North Star
Cold Lakes | Quiz Facts

Hey there! Uff-da! This tough Minnesota quiz will really put your knowledge to the test when it comes to the North Star State, or if you prefer, the Gopher State. If you only know a few things about this amazing state, then sorry to break it to you, but you're in the wrong quiz. You need to know ALL the lingo, slang, mannerisms, and local dialect to even begin to pass this quiz. Minnesotans have a very specific way of talking, speaking and acting. In fact, most states DO have their own specific and unique traditions and customs. That's why it's so fun to move away from a state and see how it compares to your home state. Just as you would be confused if you up and moved to the South, Southerners would be bewildered by Minnesota customs. Not to mention the Minnesota winters.

And you've probably toughed it out through a number of long, freezing Minnesota winters, just to turn around and make it through some hot and humid summers. Which includes surviving despite MN's "biggest" pest, AKA mosquitos, while also avoiding wrecking your car because of the huge potholes on the roads. This sound familiar? You're not alone: ALL Minnesotans can empathize with these struggles! Combine that with some knowledge of trivia on "duck, duck, grey duck," pronouncing "bag" like "beg" and knowing that a casserole is actually a hotdish, and you're set to ace this quiz! So go ahead: give yourself a break from your hectic day and enjoy taking this 18 question, two minute quiz. You're sure to enjoy it!