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?
Erp
Ope
Whoop!

Question: 2/19Choose Your Answer!


The state fair’s main attractions are food on a stick and the _______ cow.
Jelly
Butter
Cheese

Question: 3/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 4/19Choose Your Answer!


Hey, everyone knows there’s a helpful smile in every aisle at:
Baker’s
Hy-vee
Fareway

Question: 5/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 6/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 7/19Choose Your Answer!


Which of these is NOT considered one of Iowa’s “Great Lakes”?
Spirit Lake
Carter Lake
West Lake Okoboji
East Lake Okoboji

Question: 8/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 9/19Choose Your Answer!


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

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:
Spaghetti
Fried Chicken
Pizza

Question: 11/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 12/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 13/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 14/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 15/19Finish The Phrase!


“Is this Heaven?”
No, it’s Iowa.
No, this is a cornfield.
Obviously!

Question: 16/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 17/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 18/19Choose Your Answer!


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

Question: 19/19Choose Your Answer!


How would you describe a "Maid-Rite" to someone whose never had one?
It's a delicious loose-meat sandwich!
It's an incredible pork tenderloin!
It's an amazing meatball sandwich!
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 Women.com 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!