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

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 Sep 11, 2019
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Question: 1/19Choose Your Answer!

If you bump into someone or drop something, you probably involuntarily make which of these noises?

Question: 2/19Choose Your Answer!

The state fair's main attractions are food on a stick and the _______ cow.

Question: 3/19Choose Your Answer!

Other states seriously have no idea what ______ even means! Ha, 🌽

Question: 4/19Choose Your Answer!

Hey, everyone knows there's a helpful smile in every aisle at:

Question: 5/19Choose Your Answer!

In Iowa, you can check out the largest ______ in the world!
Truck Stop
Train Station
Bus Terminal

Question: 6/19Choose Your Answer!

Some Iowans tend to put an extra "r" in the word _____.
Yep —> Yerp
Wash —> Warsh
Pizza —> Pizzer

Question: 7/19Choose Your Answer!

Which of these is NOT considered one of Iowa's "Great Lakes"?
West Lake Okoboji
East Lake Okoboji
Carter Lake
Spirit Lake

Question: 8/19Choose Your Answer!

Wait, what does ANF even stand for?
Anybody Needs Friends
Aint No Frills
America Needs Farmers

Question: 9/19Choose Your Answer!

Hey, if you don't like the weather right now…
Just wait a few months, it’ll be a new season!
Just wait a few minutes, it will change!
Just move to Nebraska, it’s better there.

Question: 10/19Choose Your Answer!

Stop looking at me like I'm crazy. Casey's IS a gas station and it DOES have the best:
Fried Chicken

Question: 11/19Choose Your Answer!

And while we're at it, ________ is a delicious combo, and not weird at all.
Broccoli cheddar soup + brownies
Chili + cinnamon rolls
Meatballs + gravy

Question: 12/19Choose Your Answer!

No, I'm not talking about a strain on your neck, "crick" just means:
Creek, like a stream
Crock, like the pot
Crack, like a snapping noise

Question: 13/19Choose Your Answer!

Where does Iowa fall on the whole pop/soda debate?
It’s SODA!
Neither, we call all carbonated drinks colas
Clearly, it’s pop!

Question: 14/19Choose Your Answer!

You can tell someone's not a local as soon as they pronounce Des Moines as ______.
Dez Moynes
Daz Moyne
Da Moyne

Question: 15/19Finish The Phrase!

"Is this Heaven?"
No, this is a cornfield.
No, it’s Iowa.

Question: 16/19Choose Your Answer!

You're either a ____ fan or a _____ fan… But not both!
Twisters; Cyclones
Hawkeyes; Buckeyes
Cyclones; Hawkeyes

Question: 17/19Choose Your Answer!

Summer vacations in Iowa are spent riding the Silly Silo at _____.

Question: 18/19Choose Your Answer!

Leave the _______ State? No way! Nowhere else in the world is like Iowa!
Show Me

Question: 19/19Choose Your Answer!

How would you describe a "Maid-Rite" to someone whose never had one?
It's an amazing meatball sandwich!
It's a delicious loose-meat sandwich!
It's an incredible pork tenderloin!
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Calling all Iowa locals! Here's your chance to prove that you know the Hawkeye State like only a local can and would. Seriously, if you've spent your whole life in Iowa, you might not even realize how much lingo or how many quirks your little state has. But, transplants and Iowa ex-pats alike realize just how unique Iowa is and how unique every state is. To any non-Iowa local, words like "de-tasseling," "Casey's" "Hy-Vee" and acronyms like ANF mean nothing at all. It's a complete mystery to them. But to you, it's commonplace lingo that you use in your day to day. Not to mention that films like "A Field Of Dreams" and actors like John Wayne and Ashton Kutcher mean something extra to you, since they also hail from the Hawkeye State. Calling the same state home really manages to create a bond between people. If you've ever traveled away from Iowa, you've probably felt a sense of relief in finding another Iowan to talk to and bond with. Local traditions, phrases, favorite foods and so much more completely tie into your central identity. And if it's not identity-based, geo quizzes that you're looking for, then don't fret it because has a plethora of trivia quizzes on a wide array of subjects from general knowledge, spelling, grammar, science, vocabulary, sports, cuisines, world countries, and so, so much more. So go ahead, take your pick and enjoy a nice three minute break from your otherwise chaotic day. You deserve it!