Are You Iowa Enough To Decipher ALL This IA Lingo? Bet Not!

Think you're up to the challenge, Hawkeyes?

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"The Girl Next Door" via 20th Century Fox
 Jan 29, 2020
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Question: 1/20Choose your answer!


"RAGBRAI" is actually a ________________.
Week-long bike ride across Iowa
Nickname for people from outside of Iowa
Triathlon held in Iowa

Question: 2/20Choose your answer!


It's not just the heat that makes summer weather sweltering, it's the ________ too.
Steam
Fog
Humidity

Question: 3/20Choose your answer!


"Don't worry about it, I'll stop at _____ on the way home and grab some groceries for dinner!"
Safeway
Hy-Vee
Ralph’s

Question: 4/20Choose your answer!


At what event can you find a double ferris wheel and a cow made of butter?
The Iowa State Fair
RAGBRAI
The Hawkeyes’ season opening game

Question: 5/20Choose your answer!


If someone says "It should be knee high by the Fourth of July" you're know they're talking about:
Sunflowers
Corn
Pool water

Question: 6/20Choose your answer!


How would you describe a "Maid-Rite"?
It's a tasty vanilla milkshake
It's a chocolate cake that is always “made right”
It's a delicious loose meat sandwich

Question: 7/20Choose your answer!


And how would you describe a "scotcheroo"?
It's a classic Iowan dance!
Isn’t that a brand of tape?
A treat made of peanut butter, chocolate and Rice Krispies

Question: 8/20Choose your answer!


Hy-Vee's well-known slogan is "A helpful smile ___________."
For each and every child
Across every mile
In every aisle

Question: 9/20Choose your answer!


You know you can get a butterburger and concrete from which fast food chain?
Runza
Culver's
Burger King

Question: 10/20Choose your answer!


What do you call sweet, carbonated drinks?
Pop
RC Cola
Soda Pop

Question: 11/20Choose your answer!


Sometimes, a traffic slow down is completely due to a ______ on the road.
Zamboni
Golf cart
Tractor

Question: 12/20Choose your answer!


If you're a _____ you should definitely apply to the University of Iowa's world class workshop to perfect your craft.
Barista
Writer
Painter

Question: 13/20Choose your answer!


Along interstate 80, you are likely to see the world's largest:
Truck stop
Corn stalk
Nutcracker

Question: 14/20Choose your answer!


If you're a Hawkeyes fan, you probably hate the ______, given the big rivalry.
Cyclones
Dolphins
Pigeons

Question: 15/20Choose your answer!


All eyes are on Iowa during election years because of what?
The Iowa early election
The famous state fair
The caucuses

Question: 16/20Choose your answer!


Wait, did you know that ______ outnumber people in Iowa??
Pigs
Dogs
Snakes

Question: 17/20Choose your answer!


You can't help but cringe if you ever hear anyone pronounce Des Moines:
Doze Moyne
Dez Moynes
Da Moyne

Question: 18/20Choose your answer!


What fun amusement and water park is in Altoona, Iowa?
Adventureland Park
Worlds of Fun
The Dells

Question: 19/20Choose your answer!


People across Iowa and other parts of the Midwest travel to visit which lake during the summer?
Lake Okoboji
Lake Red Rock
Lake Sugema

Question: 20/20Choose your answer!


I'm pretty lucky to call the ______ State home. There's nowhere else like it!
Hawkeye
Butter
Corn
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Hey there Iowa natives! And if you're not an Iowa native, then hello Iowa transplants, locals, tourists and enthusiasts! Here you are on the "Iowa Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?' quiz so hopefully you have some type of connection to the Hawkeye State. You're definitely going to need to know a lot about if it you want to stand any chance of acing this quiz, or even just passing it. The quiz title is true you know, there is a whole lot of Iowa lingo. You're going to need to know about maid-rites, RAGBRAI, cornfields, Hawkeyes, Cyclones, tornadoes, extreme winter weather, humid summers, cornhole, puppy chow, and Hy-Vee. That's just to name a few.

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