Are You More NorCal or SoCal?

By: Steven Miller
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About This Quiz

There is more to California than just the differences between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The state is huge, with many distinct geographical and cultural regions. Sure, the big cities on the coast have most of the population and get most of the attention from the rest of the world, but what about the rural aspects of Northern and Southern California? In this quiz, we'll differentiate north and south, along with downtown areas versus the boondocks.

You may already have a pretty clear picture of the stereotypical aspects of life in the urban centers of California, but do you have a sense of what life is like in the countryside? For example, the northeastern parts of The Golden State consist of a mix of ranches and farms as far as the eye can see. In these spots, you're likely to hear complaints about the overreach of the government, especially when it comes to land usage and grazing rights.

The southeastern portion of the state is mostly desert, but this doesn't mean that there isn't a thriving culture here too. Consisting primarily of a seasonal influx of retirees and ATV enthusiasts, the winters in these wide-open spaces are covered by RVs that are outfitted with solar panels and filled with snowbirds from Canada and the northern U.S. states.

While the gold rush may be over in California, you might just have a eureka moment ahead of you with the result you're about to get.

Which climate sounds most appealing to you?

Which restaurant would you rather eat at?

Which outfit matches your style the best?

What kind of music are you most likely to be listening to?

Which outdoor activity are you most likely to engage in?

Are you drawn to celebrity gossip?

Would you consider yourself to be an environmentalist?

How into Disney are you?

Do you enjoy sunbathing at the beach?

How much time do you spend each day working on how you look?

How likely are you to use public transportation?

How driven are you to succeed in your career?

Which kind of car are you most likely to own?

How much traveling have you done?

Do you go to the gym?

How interested are you in technology and innovation?

Where would you put yourself on the political spectrum?

Which slang word are you most likely to use?

Would you like to be famous?

How into the Kardashians are you?

Which alcoholic beverage is most appealing to you?

Do you tend to get bored if the conversation isn't about you?

Which sport do you like the most?

Which trees best match your ideal location?

When was the last time you got a meal from a food truck?

Are you more likely to read the book or see the movie?

Are you a surfer?

Where do you generally get your news?

Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery?

Have you ever written a screenplay?

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