Are You An Iowa Dialect Expert?

Iowa is more than just corn and state fairs, it's a state rich with unique dialogue and a language all their own! Are you an Iowa dialect expert? There's just one way to find out, start the quiz!
START THE QUIZ!

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What do people from Iowa call "pop?"
Gum
Candy
Soda
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It’s not just the heat that makes summer weather sweltering, it’s the ________ too.
Humidity
Fog
Steam
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Who is dubbed the "Pork Queen?"
A woman who promotes Iowa pork
The winner of the pork eating contest
A lazy woman who doesn't work
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What is "cornhole?"
A lawn game
A hole in a corn field
Someone who talks too much
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This delicious loose-meat sandwich might tend to fall apart a little bit, but don't worry, it's ______.
Done-well
Maid-rite
Just-rite
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What is a "straw-pole?"
An annual fall festival
A presidential poll
A pole brought out to celebrate spring
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What does "crick" mean?
A crack
A baby cricket
A creek
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What is/are the "prairie lights?"
A natural phenonmen
An annual summer festival
A bookstore
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Question 9/12

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If someone says “It should be knee high by the Fourth of July” you're know they're talking about:
Sunflowers
Corn
Pool water
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And how would you describe a “scotcheroo?"
A classic Iowan dance.
A dessert made with rice crispy.
A brand of tape.
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What does "puppy chow" mean?
Dog food
Hogwash
A chocolate snack
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What is the "big boar" in Iowa?
The heaviest person
The biggest blowhard
The biggest pig
Result
Well, you may know your way around an ear of corn, but that's about the extent of your knowledge on Iowa! When it comes to the dialect and slang of this state, you've got a lot to learn before you can hang with the locals. Worry not, there's always time to learn!

C+, Iowa Awkward

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Right!
You know your way around the state of Iowa, especially when it comes to the dialect! Clearly, you can hang with the locals in this great midwestern state. Whether it's asking for some puppy chow or remarking on the corn, you're ready for your visit to the Hawkeye state!

B+, Iowa Awesome

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Few folks outside of Iowa passed this quiz with flying colors, but you managed to score an A+ and impress us all. Clearly, you know Iowa like only a true local can. From the dialect to the slang, there's nothing about the Hawkeye state that you're not clued in on!

A+, Iowa Amazing

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1
What do people from Iowa call "pop?"
Gum
Candy
Soda
2
It’s not just the heat that makes summer weather sweltering, it’s the ________ too.
Humidity
Fog
Steam
3
Who is dubbed the "Pork Queen?"
A woman who promotes Iowa pork
The winner of the pork eating contest
A lazy woman who doesn't work
4
What is "cornhole?"
A lawn game
A hole in a corn field
Someone who talks too much
5
This delicious loose-meat sandwich might tend to fall apart a little bit, but don't worry, it's ______.
Done-well
Maid-rite
Just-rite
6
What is a "straw-pole?"
An annual fall festival
A presidential poll
A pole brought out to celebrate spring
7
What does "crick" mean?
A crack
A baby cricket
A creek
8
What is/are the "prairie lights?"
A natural phenonmen
An annual summer festival
A bookstore
9
If someone says “It should be knee high by the Fourth of July” you're know they're talking about:
Sunflowers
Corn
Pool water
10
And how would you describe a “scotcheroo?"
A classic Iowan dance.
A dessert made with rice crispy.
A brand of tape.
11
What does "puppy chow" mean?
Dog food
Hogwash
A chocolate snack
12
What is the "big boar" in Iowa?
The heaviest person
The biggest blowhard
The biggest pig