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By Abigail Wilt
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Southerners like to claim a lot of things as our own – biscuits, slang, pickup trucks, cowboy hats – but, are they really ours? Although we've perfected more than a few of them, some of these items actually have roots in other states (or even continents). Take biscuits, for example. To the rest of the world, biscuits are a hard, cookie-like treat originating in Britain that you'd serve alongside tea. But, we'd like to argue that a soft, flaky, buttermilk biscuit served warm with a pat of butter and local honey would take the crown anyday.

Did you get some of these answers wrong? Don't worry! So did This Is Us star and author of This Is Me: Loving The Person You Are Today Chrissy Metz, who tested her Southern knowledge in a playful game we named This Is..Southern? The actress, who grew up in Gainesville, Florida, knew a few of the answers – like Moonpies, Chick-fil-A, and the state of Florida – but struggled to master the others. And, it was hilarious! Chrissy also shared a few secrets with our staff, like what she orders at Chick-fil-A (she's got a special sauce!) and why Moonpies taste way better when they've been popped in the microwave. Test your Southern knowledge alongside Chrissy. How many did you get right?