Iowa Lingo... Yeah That's A Thing! How Much Of It Do You Know?

Show what you know about I-O-W-A!

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 Apr 05, 2020
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Question: 1/19Pick Your Answer!

In Iowa, if you're eating "ears" that just means you're having a side of:
Fried pig ears!
Candy corn!
Roasted corn!

Question: 2/19Pick Your Answer!

If you're a big Cyclones fan, then you're cheering on which of these universities?
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Iowa State University

Question: 3/19Pick Your Answer!

Out-of-staters sure do have trouble pronouncing Des Moines! How do locals say it?

Question: 4/19Pick Your Answer!

Most other states probably don't even know what Hy-Vee is, but you know the store AND their slogan:
"Groceries without extra fees!"
"So much more in every store!"
"A helpful smile in every aisle!"

Question: 5/19Pick Your Answer!

Ask any Iowan. Pizza from _____ is delicious.
Quickie Mart

Question: 6/19Pick Your Answer!

What in the world are "scotcheroos" made of?
Chocolate, caramel, and peanuts
Peanut butter, Rice Krispies, Butterscotch and chocolate
Butterscotch, white chocolate, and pretzels

Question: 7/19Pick Your Answer!

It may sound like a weird combination, but ________ is delicious! Don't knock it until you try it.
Cinnamon rolls + chili
Belgian waffles + hot sauce
Blueberry muffins + chicken noodle soup

Question: 8/19Pick Your Answer!

The South says "y'all" but the Midwest says "________."
All y'alls
You guys
Youse guys

Question: 9/19Pick Your Answer!

If you're driving through Iowa, you know you're close to Des Moines as soon as you start passing a lot of what?
Wind turbines

Question: 10/19Pick Your Answer!

What in the world is Iowa's "RAGBRAI"?
A local religion
A biking festival
A horse race

Question: 11/19Pick Your Answer!

Everyone knows the expression "_____ should be knee-high by the Fourth of July!" It's an Iowa thing.

Question: 12/19Pick Your Answer!

Say it like a local! Sioux City is pronounced:
SUE City
SUH City

Question: 13/19Pick Your Answer!

Iowans know how to tough it out through some serious summer ________. On top of the high temps.

Question: 14/19Pick Your Answer!

"Can you grab me a _____? I've been craving some Sprite."
RC Cola

Question: 15/19Pick Your Answer!

For Iowans, "creek" is often pronounced like:

Question: 16/19Pick Your Answer!

Hungry? Order yourself a loose meat sandwich with cheese, aka a _____.
Maid Rite

Question: 17/19Pick Your Answer!

"Is this Heaven?"
"Yes, yes it is."
"You think Heaven has cornfields?"
"No, it's Iowa"

Question: 18/19Pick Your Answer!

And that quote comes from which of these classic movies that famously takes place in Iowa?
"Field of Dreams"
"Animal House"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Question: 19/19Pick Your Answer!

Even if you move away someday, the _____ State will always be your home. There's nothing like it!
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