Iowa trivia: How much do you know?

by: Yvonne

Sample these Iowa trivia questions, and find many more in the Dec. 26 issue of the Des Moines Sunday Register.

  1. 1

    Where was Des Moines' first public school located?

  2. 2

    In Urbandale, streets such as Mary Lynn, Patricia, Sharon and Beverly drives are named for whom?

  3. 3

    Drake University, founded in 1881, was originally affiliated with what church?

  4. 4

    Merle Hay Mall opened in Des Moines in 1959 on the former site of what?

  5. 5

    In what year was Des Moines' Southeast Sixth Street bridge closed?

  6. 6

    When did Terrace Hill became the governor's residence?

  7. 7

    When did practical commercial navigation on the Des Moines River end?

  8. 8

    What was name under which The Des Moines Register was first published in 1849?

  9. 9

    What Iowan won a gold medal in archery in the 1972 Olympics?

  10. 10

    How did the city of Primghar get its name?

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