Iowa Quirks - They're Real! Can You Identify All This Telltale Lingo?

From Casey's to corn, show what you know!

allison janney, geo, liz
'The Way, Way Back" via Fox Searchlight Pictures
 Mar 19, 2019
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Question: 1/19Pick Your Answer!


Don't get confused: _____ is NOT for dogs! It's a delicious mix of chex, chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar!
Puppy Chow
A Milk Bone
Kibble Bits

Question: 2/19Pick Your Answer!


Don't be mistaken for a tourist by incorrectly pronouncing Des Moines like _____!
Deh Moin
Dez Moynes
Da Moin

Question: 3/19Pick Your Answer!


Iowans sure know how to make a mean loose-meat sandwich, otherwise known as a _______.
Sloppy-Joe
Maid-Rite
Juicy-Lucy

Question: 4/19Pick Your Answer!


It's no secret that Iowa's biggest and most important crop is what?
Corn!
Potatoes!
Peaches!

Question: 5/19Pick Your Answer!


We bet your favorite yard game is one word: _____.
badminton
bags
bats

Question: 6/19Pick Your Answer!


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

Question: 7/19Pick Your Answer!


"Can you grab me a can of ____? Thanks!"
Cola
Pop
Fizz

Question: 8/19Pick Your Answer!


You probably cheer for the Hawkeyes or for the _____ – even if you’re not a sports fan.
Cyclones
Tigers
Badgers

Question: 9/19Pick Your Answer!


A real Iowan can tell the difference between sweet and field _____.
apples
corn
berries

Question: 10/19Pick Your Answer!


Believe it or not, traffic jams are sometimes caused by _____ out here.
tractors
deer
tumbleweed

Question: 11/19Pick Your Answer!


Any Iowa foodie has probably made a special trip to Des Moines just to eat at _____.
Voodoo Doughnut
Zombie Burger
Zaxby's

Question: 12/19Pick Your Answer!


With the Iowa _____, Iowans are used to having quite a bit of control over presidential elections.
Community
Commonwealth
Caucuses

Question: 13/19Pick Your Answer!


On your way into any _____ home football game, fans know you absolutely must touch the statue of Nile Kinnick for good luck.
Hawkeyes
Ducks
Bengals

Question: 14/19Pick Your Answer!


Don't you dare put _____ on a loose meat sandwich!
ground beef
ketchup
onion

Question: 15/19Pick Your Answer!


Which of these extreme weather events does Iowa NOT have too much experience with?
Thunder and hail storms
Tornadoes
Hurricanes

Question: 16/19Pick Your Answer!


Finish Hy-Vee's slogan! "A helpful smile ___________."
All the while
Across all the miles
In every aisle

Question: 17/19Pick Your Answer!


No, it’s not a natural phenomenon like the Northern Lights, but the _____ Lights is worth a visit!
Prairie
Corn
Hog

Question: 18/19Pick Your Answer!


Iowans could ride _____ for weeks, which is why they have the annual RAGBRAI tour.
tractors
bikes
horses

Question: 19/19Pick Your Answer!


If you've never set foot in the _____ State, you're seriously missing out!
Dairy
Prairie
Hawkeye
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Iowa is great and we know it and don’t have to brag. But for those outside the Iowan borders you might not know or understand what it means to be an Iowan. Think you know everything there is to know about Iowa? We bet you can’t pass this Iowa challenge if you aren’t a local! Do you love getting to live in the Hawkeye State? Do you know how to make delicious puppy chow? Can you pronounce Des Moines like the locals? Have you ever tried a Maid-Rite sandwich? Do you know not to put ketchup on one? Are you so crazy about Iowa’s biggest crop of corn that you can tell the difference between sweet and field varieties? Do you love playing a game of bags at a tailgate? Have you spent a summer vacation on the Silly Silo at Adventureland? Do you cheer for the Hawkeyes or the Cyclones? What about the Bears or the Packers? Does the smell of manure not really phase you? Have you ever gotten caught in a traffic jam caused by a tractor? Have you ever eaten a Zombie Burger? Do you know all about politics and the Iowa Caucuses? Have you ever touched the statue of Nile Kinnick for good luck? Do you know who the reigning Pork Princess is? Have you been to Prairie Lights before? Do you love the RAGBARAI bike tour? These questions and more await you! If you want to prove to us that you’re really from here, then you’re going to have to put on your thinking cap and really hit the books when you take this test. Good luck!