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Des Moines, Iowa
"Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa as well as being the state capital. It would seem to be worthy of at least one quiz."
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Des Moines, Iowa, lies at the confluence of which two rivers?
Mississippi River and Missouri River
Des Moines River and Raccoon River
Missouri River and Grand River
Wolf Creek and Des Moines River
Des Moines was founded in 1843 when Fort Des Moines was built, but when was it incorporated as a city?
Iowa attained statehood 28 December 1846 as the 29th state. Which Iowa city was the state capital prior to Des Moines?
Des Moines was the first capital
Des Moines experiences a variety of weather and natural phenomena. It is most prone to which natural disasters?
Tornados and floods
Floods and earthquakes
Tornados and grass fires
Grass fires and earthquakes
Who were the first Europeans to visit the area that would become Des Moines?
Which of the following is an accurate description of the average elevation of Des Moines?
1325 feet / 404 meters
28 feet / 9 meters
550 feet / 168 meters
955 feet / 291 meters
Which Iowa county contains the city of Des Moines?
Which one of the following celebrities was a former resident of Des Moines?
Prior to settlement by white pioneers, which of the following Native American tribes inhabited the Des Moines area?
Which newspaper was the first to operate in Des Moines, Iowa?
The Des Moines Register
The Des Moines Tribune
The Iowa Citizen
The Iowa Star
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