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Learning About the U.S. State of Iowa

Iowa is a Midwestern state that is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. Iowa was named for the Iowa or Ioway Indians. It is the 29th state to join the Union. Its nickname came from the scout named Hawkeye, in the novel “The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper.

  • Did the name of the state come from the Ioway Indians?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Farming State
    • The Hawkeye State
    • Ioway Land
  • Did the state’s nickname come from the novel “The Last of the Mohicans”?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is the state bordered by three rivers?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is its capital?

    • Cedar Rapids
    • Dubuque
    • Des Moines
  • What is the state song?

    • The Song of Iowa
    • Come to Iowa
    • My Iowa
  • What is the state flower?

    • Peony
    • Apple blossom
    • Wild Prairie rose
  • What is the state bird?

    • Goldfinch
    • Robin
    • Bluejay
  • What is the state tree?

    • Elm tree
    • Mighty oak
    • Hemlock

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