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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.

  • Question of

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

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Farming State
    • The Hawkeye State
    • Ioway Land
  • Question of

    Did the state’s nickname come from the novel “The Last of the Mohicans”?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the state bordered by three rivers?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is its capital?

    • Cedar Rapids
    • Dubuque
    • Des Moines
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • The Song of Iowa
    • Come to Iowa
    • My Iowa
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Peony
    • Apple blossom
    • Wild Prairie rose
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Goldfinch
    • Robin
    • Bluejay
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Elm tree
    • Mighty oak
    • Hemlock

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