Can We Guess If You Are Canadian Or American?

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The USA and Canada share so many connections! Neighbors, English-speakers, and a rich, intertwined history! Despite all that, the USA and Canada still have numerous distinct differences! Can we tell which nation you are from? Let's find out!

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1. If the temperature is 32 degrees outside, what clothes would you wear?

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  1. A Scarf, Wolly Hat & Jumper
  2. Shorts, T-Shirt & Sunglasses!
Thirty-two degrees Celcius is really warm, whereas thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit is freezing! Canada began its change from imperial to metric measurements in 1970, the US, however, tried but ultimately rejected the idea in 1975.
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2. Who leads the government?

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  1. The president
  2. The prime minister
Canada has a prime minister, and the US has a president! As a head of government, a prime minister usually leads the operations of the government. As head of state, the president acts as the chief public representative of the country and is often the commander-in-chief over the armed forces.
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3. Do you say 'province' or 'state?'

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  1. State
  2. Province
In the US, you would define a region of the country as a state; in Canada, you would say province or territory. There are fifty states in the USA and ten provinces/territories in Canada.
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4. How much do you love your flag?

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  1. It's the greatest in the world!
  2. It's pretty cool
Canada loves it's 'One-leafed,' red and white striped standard, but nowhere near as much as the US loves their 'Star-Spangled Banner!' Even the USA's national anthem is dedicated to the flag.
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5. Where is Ryan Reynolds from?

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  1. USA
  2. Canada
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap, 'Hillside.' He's known for much bigger movies these days, such as 'Deadpool!'
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6. This sign is for the...

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  1. Restroom
  2. Washroom
In Canada, 'washroom' is used to describe a public toilet facility, while 'bathroom,' is reserved for the home. 'Restroom' is generally the preferred term in the US, but most words are interchangeable.
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7. Would your friends say you are shy or confident?

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  1. Confident
  2. Shy
Confidence' and 'larger than life personalities' are often associated with American rather than Canadian personalities, while 'reservation' and 'shyness' are seen as more Canadian qualities!
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8. What is the money in your country made of?

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  1. Green paper
  2. Rainbow coloured plastic
In late 2011, the Bank of Canada replaced the nation's traditional cotton-and-paper banknotes with currency made from a synthetic polymer (Plastic). The US still uses cotton-and-paper banknotes!
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9. How accesible is online shopping for you?

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  1. It's okay, not the best
  2. I can get anything I want!
With much to be desired in the world of e-commerce, Canada is simply not as on the ball as the US is with online shopping. Amazon market place especially does not offer prime delivery as well as it does in the States.
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10. Do you prefer going out in larger or smaller groups?

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  1. Smaller groups
  2. Larger groups
Sometimes we like going out in larger groups and painting the town red, other times we prefer quiet nights in with our closest pals! It all depends on the individual!
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11. What are your thoughts on maple syrup?

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  1. I love it!
  2. Not for me
Canada produces almost 80% of the world's maple products, and value those exports at nearly $381 million! Now, that's a lot of maple!
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12. How many major languages do you speak in your country?

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  1. Two
  2. One
French is one of Canada's two official languages (the second being English), as for the US, there is no official national language. Most native French speakers in Canada live in the province of Quebec, where French is the official and major language.
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13. Which bagel is better; Montreal-style or New York-style?

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  1. New York style
  2. Montreal-style
There is a great rivalry between the New York and Montreal bagel! Where the New York version is larger, and fairly light, the Montreal recipe calls for a smaller, denser bagel.
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14. If the current date is 02/06/20, which month is it?

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  1. February
  2. June
In the US, the format for writing the date is as follows: Month/Day/Year, whereas Canada, due to the British European influence, uses this format: Day/Month/Year.
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15. Do you think it's important to go into higher education?

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  1. Sure, but you don't have to
  2. Of course, we should all try to
Culturally, Canada puts more emphasis on higher education than most. It leads the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) with 53% of its population having a college education, worldwide the average is 32%.
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16. Which of these words would you use to describe a carbonated drink?

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  1. Soda
  2. Pop
The most popular term for a carbonated drink in Canada is 'pop,' where 'soda' is used in the US. 'Pop' is also still used in the US, alongside 'fizz' and 'coke' as general terms.
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17. Do you work better in a team, or by yourself?

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  1. In a team
  2. By myself
Some people thrive in group environments, but often to get some work done and increase productivity, working by yourself can be a real help!
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18. You knock over someone's drink, and they start to shout at you. What do you do?

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  1. Shout back!
  2. Say sorry
It's a stereotype that Canadian people are too nice, and apologize all the time, whereas Americans are brash and loud. Do you think there's any truth to that?
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19. You can't wait for your holiday plans, but, what is a holiday?

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  1. Time off from work
  2. A day of festive celebration
The difference between 'vacation' and 'holiday' is a difference in American and British English influence. In American English, 'holiday' refers to a festive day or period of the year, where 'holiday' in British English, therefore Canadian English, means 'vacation.'
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20. Where is Seth Rogen from?

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  1. Canada
  2. USA
Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He began his career doing stand-up comedy!
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21. Hockey or Football?

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  1. Hockey
  2. Football
There is no disputing that football is America's biggest and most beloved sport. Canada feels exactly the same way about hockey, the country's national game!
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22. Butter tart or pumpkin pie?

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  1. Butter tart
  2. Pumpkin pie
Canada and the US differ in many ways, but they do have a common connection with food! Pumpkin pie and butter tarts are both delicious!
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23. Which of these goes best with french fries?

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  1. Gravy & cheese curds
  2. Ketchup
Putin,' which is french fries topped with gravy and cheese curd, is Canada's national dish! You can find it pretty much anywhere in the great white north!
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24. Would you say your country is one of the safest in the world?

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  1. Not particularly
  2. Yes, for sure!
In 2019, Canada was rated as the eighth safest country in the entire world, where the USA sat at number one-hundred and fifty.
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25. After elementary school, you go to...

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  1. Middle school
  2. High school
In the USA, the school progression is as follows: elementary school, middle school, and high school. In Canada, middle school is replaced with more extended periods of elementary and high school.
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26. Do you feel a greater connection to your country or your state/province?

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  1. State/Province
  2. Country
With the USA's enormous size and widespread population, people tend to identify with and culturally relate to there state than their country. Canadians often take pride in the country first, then their region.
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27. Are the people from your country considered polite?

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  1. Not particularly
  2. Yes!
Canadians are often associated with politeness more than Americans, but with stereotypes, that's not always the case!
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28. You want a coffee with cream from your local cafe, which of these do you ask for?

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  1. Black with cream
  2. Double-double
A double-double is a type of coffee served in the Canadian coffee franchise, Tim Hortons! Throughout the country, the term has just come to mean a black coffee with two teaspoons of cream and two sugars!
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29. Is it unusual to see milk in a bag?

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  1. No!
  2. Yes!
Did you know, milk bags have been in Canadian fridges since the 1970s, selling mainly in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes.
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30. Where is Oprah Winfrey from?

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  1. Canada
  2. USA
Oprah Winfrey is an American actress, talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and beloved media figure.
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31. How often do you use pennies?

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  1. Never
  2. All the time
Production of the Candian penny stopped in May 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them on February 4, 2013.
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32. You need to pay the 'hydro' bill. What does that refer to?

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  1. Electricity bill
  2. Water bill
Hydro' is a Canadian cultural term for electricity, and not associated with water. So in this case, a 'hydro' bill is an electricity bill, not a water bill!
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33. You fall and break your arm, is it going to cost you anyhting at the hospital?

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  1. Yeah, sure will!
  2. Of course, it won't!
Canada's publicly funded health care system is a point of pride for the nation. The USA has many health care schemes and systems, but is not free to use.
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34. Which pie sounds better; Saskatoon Berry or Key Lime?

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  1. Key Lime
  2. Saskatoon Berry
A Canadian Saskatoon berry pie is a delicious dessert dish hailing from the province of Saskatoon (it's namesake). The key lime pie comes from Florida, USA, and is tangy and tasty!
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35. Tim Hortons or Starbucks?

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  1. Starbucks
  2. Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons has over 4,300 in Canada, but Starbucks has a whopping 14,300 locations in the US. That's a lot of coffee!
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36. Where is Matt Damon from?

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  1. USA
  2. Canada
Matthew 'Matt' Damon is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is ranked in Forbes magazine as one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
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37. Would you say that society is like a 'melting pot' or 'mosaic' of different cultures?

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  1. A melting pot
  2. Mosaic
The USA often promotes integration within communities, where people can learn and influence each other, creating a 'melting pot' of ideas. Canada, on the other hand, promotes multiculturism, and the 'mosaic' idea of retaining strong identities while living amongst each other in a peaceful population.
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38. You're at brunch and you want a tomato based cocktail, which do you order?

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  1. A Bloody Mary
  2. A Caesar
The key difference between a Bloody Mary and a Caeser is in tomato juice. A Ceaser will often be made with clamato tomato juice as opposed to any other type!
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39. Would you say you are more aggresive or passive agressive?

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  1. Passive aggresive-c
  2. Aggresive
Americans are often perceived to be openly aggressive, rarely concealing their emotions, whereas Canadians will opt for passive aggressiveness over confrontations.
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40. Finally, do you feel more American or Canadian?

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  1. Canadian
  2. American
Whether you are a red-blooded, state loving American, or a maple sipping, French-speaking Canadian, identity is important. Let's find out what you are!
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