Iowa Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers
Where is the home of Iowa State University?
Iowa is a US state located in United States in a region
often called the what?
A: "American Heartland".
How many Iowans have received the Medal of Honor, which was
first awarded in the Civil War?
What forms Iowa's border on the east?
A: The Mississippi River.
What is the Iowa state rock?
What river forms the western border?
A: The Big Sioux River and the Missouri River.
In 1886 the Iowa state fair found a permanent home in what
A: Des Moines.
What state borders Iowa to the south?
What is the Iowa state Motto?
A: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
What is the name of the only American Indian settlement in
A: The Meskwaki Settlement .
What state borders Iowa on the north?
`Before the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was a part of what?
A: French Louisiana.
How many of the 75,000 volunteers were killed in the Civil
A: Over one-sixth of them.
Iowa is ranked 26th in "what" compared to the other states?
A: Land area.
What is the capital of Iowa?
A: Des Moines.
Where is the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
A: West Branch.
What is the Iowa state tree?
A: The Oak.
In Iowa, the Sioux City Bandits are an Indoor
in what league?
A: The Champions Professional Indoor Football League.
What is the largest city in Iowa?
A: Des Moines.
Iowa has several natural lakes the most familiar three
being Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and what other lake?
A: East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa.
How much of the tall grass prairie that once covered most
of the state is still left?
A: Less than 1%.
What is the average yearly temperature in Des Moines Iowa?
A: 50 °F .
What award winning Clint Eastwood movie was filmed in
Madison County Iowa?
A: The Bridges of Madison County.
How many days of thunderstorm activity does Iowa average
A: About 50.
The famous" Field of Dreams" baseball diamond can be found
in what Iowa city?
The John Wayne Birthplace Museum is located in what county?
A: Madison County.
Iowa's state grass is called what?
A: Bluebunch Wheatgrass.
On average, how many tornadoes hit Iowa each year?
In Iowa, in 2008, how many people were killed by
Iowa contributed proportionately more men to the war than
any other state, sending over how many soldiers the armed forces?
What is Iowa's all-time hottest temperature, recorded at
Keokuk on July 20, 1934?
A: of 118 °F.
What is the all-time lowest temperature recorded at
Elkader, on February 3, 1996?
A: of −47 °F.
When American Indians first arrived in what is now Iowa
more than 13,000 years ago they lived as what?
A: Hunters and gatherers.
What is Iowa's state bird?
A: Eastern Goldfinch.
Over 3,000 years ago, American Indians in Iowa began using
A: Domesticated plants.
Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were first known
European explorers to do what?
A: Document Iowa .
After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was placed under
United States control and in 1808 what Fort was constructed establishing
A: Fort Madison.
Fort Madison was built to control trade and establish U.S. dominance over the Upper Mississippi, but it was defeated by British-supported Indians in 1813 during the War of what?
What are the five hockey teams in Iowa that are members of
the United States Hockey League?
A: Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Sioux City Musketeers, Waterloo Black Hawks, Des Moines Buccaneers, and the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
In 1856 The Iowa Legislature, in 1856, passed an act that
allowed the Meskawki Indians to do what?
A: Purchase land, which Indians were not usually allowed to do.
In July, 1838, Congress created the Territory of Iowa, and
President Martin Van Buren appointed Robert Lucas what?|
A: Governor of the territory.
On December 28, 1846, President James K. Polk signed Iowa's
admission into the union making Iowa what?
A: The 29th state.
Iowa has a long tradition of state and county fairs. The
first Iowa State Fair was held on what date?
A: October 25–27, 1854.
Iowa supported the Union during the Civil War and voted
heavily for Abraham Lincoln but there were no "what" in the state?
Where is the Mamie Doud Eisenhower museum, located?
A: Boone .
Where is the Quad City Air Show, the largest air show in
the state held each year?
Effigy Mounds National Monument in Allamakee and Clayton
Counties has more animal-shaped prehistoric mounds than where?
A: Anywhere else in the world.
Maquoketa Caves State
Park, has more caves than any other
A: State park.
What is the nickname for the state of Iowa?
A: The Hawkeye State.