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.

News Quiz: How is Iowa Lottery Money Spent?

The Iowa Lottery hit its 30th anniversary this year. During its three-decade existence gamblers have spent $6 billion on the lottery, with $1.3 billion going to the general fund that supports Iowa’s state government. How else has that $6 billion been spent? Take the news quiz and find out.

News Quiz: Iowa Fairs

State and county fairs have existed in Iowa since the mid-1800s. Iowa’s State Fair was first held on October 25 to 27, 1854 in Fairfield, Iowa, and county fairs existed before that. As of 2014, there were 106 state, county, and regional fairs in Iowa.

News Quiz: Where The Iowa Lottery Money Goes

The Iowa Lottery hits its 30th anniversary this year. During its three-decade existence gamblers have spent $6 billion on the lottery, with $1.3 billion going to the general fund that supports Iowa’s state government. How else has that $6 billion been spent? Take the news quiz and find out.

News Quiz: The History of Flight in the Hawkeye State

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the air in the famous Kitty Hawk flight, the first successful flight in a man-powered airplane. Over the next decades, the adventure of conquering the air captivated the world, including many Iowans. Test your knowledge about the roots of aviation in Iowa.