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

Think you're up to the challenge, Hawkeyes?

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 Jan 29, 2020
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Question: 1/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 2/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 3/20Choose your answer!

"Don't worry about it, I'll stop at _____ on the way home and grab some groceries for dinner!"

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
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:
Pool water

Question: 6/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 7/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 8/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 9/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 10/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 11/20Choose your answer!

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

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.

Question: 13/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 14/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 15/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 16/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 17/20Choose your answer!

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

Question: 18/20Choose your answer!

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

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!
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.

Some people (usually non-midwesterners) consider all midwestern states to be the exact same. Just cookie-cutter flyover states. But they couldn't be more wrong! Each state has it's own unique customs, personality, and way of doing things. If you think Iowa is just the same as say, Nebraska or Illinois, you're just wrong. That being said, if any of Iowa's characteristics sounded unfamiliar to you, then you might not be all that familiar with the Hawkeye State after all! In that case, you should consider taking one of's many other geo quizzes. No matter what state, city, or region you come from, is sure to have a quiz tailored to your home. There's nothing quite like connecting with a fellow local, transplant, or native over the hometown you share. So if you feel that you're up to the challenge, then go ahead and get started! You just might ace it.