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    Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    I just posted a quiz that I made about which Iowa counties have lost the most people since their historical peak (most over 100 years ago). I love stuff like this and have always been fascinated with population trends and how places grown and shrink over time. When I was looking through an old book I have ("1999 Iowa's Counties..."), I found out that each of Iowa's 99 counties had over 10,000 people for the 1920, 1930, and 1940 census. Then I thought it would be interesting to see which ones had lost the most people. Once I did that, I decided it might be good on Sporcle.

    The quiz is pretty hard, I think. So I would like some feedback from those of you willing to play it. If the overall consensus is that's it's too difficult, I may just take it down. Or would it work better as a "clickable" quiz? Let me know what you think. Thanks!

    Can you name the Iowa counties that have lost the most people? by Buster28 | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle


    I also have an older quiz for Iowa's largest cities in 1950. It's a bit easier.

    Can you name the largest cities in Iowa in 1950? by Buster28 | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle


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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    Bump.

    Kinda disappointed this post fell through the cracks. I thought it might have gained a little more traction that it did when it was originally posted.


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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    The second is definitely more fun. The first is one that you would really have to know your Iowa counties to get even some.



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    I love this kind of thing too. I sucked at the first quiz, but got 17/20 on the 2nd. 2nd quiz is more fun, but that's because it's easier...



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    2nd one was a lot of fun. I got 15 / 20. Can't believe I forgot Ames



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    2nd one is much better...17/20, and i have no idea why i even guessed Boone



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    20/20 on the 2nd one.

    Once I started just going to the Mississippi, I was able to fill in the tough ones.

    There were some cities I was pretty surprised to not see on that list.


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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster28 View Post
    Bump.

    Kinda disappointed this post fell through the cracks. I thought it might have gained a little more traction that it did when it was originally posted.
    too much work and tedious

    we want easier 24/7 access to all things on the web..navigation-wise



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    19/20

    Damn you Keokuk!!!



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    15/20 on the second quiz



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    18/20 on 2nd one

    1st one didnt interest me


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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
    19/20

    Damn you Keokuk!!!
    Same thing happened to me



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    20/20 on the 2nd one.

    Once I started just going to the Mississippi, I was able to fill in the tough ones.

    There were some cities I was pretty surprised to not see on that list.
    From Wikipedia, here are the largest cities in Iowa currently in the top 20 that were not on the 1950 list:

    West Des Moines (#10)
    Ankeny (#11)
    Urbandale (#12)
    Marion (#14)
    Bettendorf (#15)

    Those five replaced Ottumwa (currently #21), Muscatine (currently #22), Boone, Keokuk, and Fort Madison (all of which are not in the top 27 currently).

    Source



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    Re: Sporcle quiz on Iowa counties

    18/20 on the second one. I had 3 minutes to try to figure out the last two and for some reason, I kept drawing blanks...



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