Photo from the Duren H. Ward Collection in the Iowa State Historical Society. Ward visited the Meskwaki Settlement in the summer of 1905. He took formal portraits but also copied older photos of members of the tribe.

News Quiz: Native American History in Iowa

An estimated 17 different Native American tribes have lived in Iowa, according to Iowa’s Official Register, a 2011 document by the State Library of Iowa. How familiar are you with the history surrounding the tribes that lived in Iowa?

Flannery O'Connor at UIOWA

News Quiz: Becoming Iowa’s City Of Literature

On Nov. 20, 2008, UNESCO named Iowa City, Iowa its third City of Literature, after Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia. Test your knowledge on Iowa’s City of Literature and learn more about its literary identity and tradition.

Democratic caucus-goers at the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

News Quiz: Impact of Iowa Caucuses on State’s Registered Voters

Recent data on Iowa’s registered voters revealed shifts among their party affiliations in the months before, during and following the state’s 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential precinct caucuses. Taking a closer look at in those caucuses, IowaWatch discovered intriguing trends. Do you have the knowledge to determine some of these changes?


News Quiz: What Is An Opioid And What Makes It Dangerous?

Opioid abuse, in the form of prescription painkillers and heroin, has contributed to a growing number of Iowa emergency room visits and overdose deaths in the past decade. Although some efforts are underway to counteract the trend, IowaWatch recently examined one life-saving measure — bills providing expanded access to an overdose reversal drug called naloxone — that have failed to pass through the Iowa Legislature.

Bundles of daily papers have overflowed onto the floor in the library of the State Historical Building in Des Moines on February 17, 2015. At last count, the State Historical Society of Iowa collected 299 weeklies and 35 daily papers. Following budget cuts in 2009, the historical society no longer has funds to microfilm the papers.

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Iowa Newspaper History

For as long as Iowa has existed newspapers have recorded the events and people shaping communities, informing current residents but also leaving a history for future generations. But you might not be aware of a few things found in the history of Iowa newspapers.

A protestor is escorted out by Secret Service and the Iowa State Patrol after interrupting a town hall with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 11.

News Quiz: Why All The Fuss About The Iowa Caucuses?

Candidates spent this week trying to get in the last word before Iowans head to the caucuses on Monday — the first time voters get to weigh in on the nomination process. These three questions should help you understand Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

University of Iowa Football Game, 1900. Frederick W. Kent Collection, University of Iowa Library and Archives.

News Quiz: Long Tradition of Thanksgiving Football

Thanksgiving weekend football has become as much a part of the holiday festivities as the turkey. When the Hawkeyes go up against the University of Nebraska and the Cyclones face West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend, they will participate in long-standing traditions. Just how long-standing? Find out in this IowaWatch news quiz.