Iowa Business and Industry
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    MAIN HEADING: Since the 1830s many different ________________ and ____________________ have made their home in Iowa

    answer choices

    Industries and Factories

    Military installations

    Businesses and Industries

    Fisheries and Shipping ports

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    MAIN HEADING: Early Iowa industry was mainly....

    answer choices

    primary manufacturing

    secondary manufacturing

    farming

    automotive

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    RAILROADS COME TO IOWA: What first made it possible for Iowa factories to receive raw materials from places outside the state and to ship their products long distances

    answer choices

    Interstate highways

    River barges

    Railroads

    Airports

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    RAILROADS COME TO IOWA: Iowa factories historically were located in what part of the state?

    answer choices

    Northern

    Southern

    Eastern

    Western

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    FEED AND LIVESTOCK: Name the Cedar Rapids company known for processing oats and made its start after the coming of the railroad

    answer choices

    Quaker Oats

    General Mills

    Kelloggs

    Post

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    FEED AND LIVESTOCK: John Morrell and Company, Sinclair and Rath Packing Company are known for what type of business?

    answer choices

    Meat processing

    Insurance

    Farm machinery and equipment

    Appliances

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    COAL: Because of the heavy use of railroads, what Iowa industry became important as a source of fuel?

    answer choices

    Oil

    Coal

    Solar

    Wind

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    COAL: What groups began coming to Iowa to work in the thriving coal mines?

    answer choices

    African-Americans

    Italian immigrants

    Eastern European immigrants

    All are correct

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    COAL: There are no active coal mines in Iowa today

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    FOR THE FARM: In 1918, what world famous farm machinery company established a factory Waterloo?

    answer choices

    Caterpillar

    John Deere

    International

    White Machinery

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    FOR THE FARM: In 1893 an Iowa farm worker, John Frohlich, built the first _______________________

    answer choices

    Gasoline tractor

    Steam tractor

    Coal fueled tractor

    Electric tractor

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    FOR THE FARM: In 1926 Henry A. Wallace founded the Hi-Bred Corn Company in Johnston near Des Moines which specialized in creating....

    answer choices

    improved hybrid corn varieties

    improved plant pesticides

    improved plant herbicides

    improved farming techniques

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    FOR THE FARM: The _______ _____________ industry includes businesses that produce pharmaceuticals, facilities that conduct biotechnology research or genetic testing, producers of chemical products, and facilities that provide medical diagnostic services.

    answer choices

    Life sciences

    Earth sciences

    Biological sciences

    Chemical sciences

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: What Iowa company made radio equipment for the U.S. military in World War 2 and later created equipment used by astronauts in space missions?

    answer choices

    Collins Radio Company

    Maytag Company

    Meredith Corporation

    Amana Refrigeration

    Rockwell-Collins

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: the company now named _____________-_______________, has become a provider of aviation and information technology for the government and the world's aircraft manufacturers.

    answer choices

    Collins Radio Company

    Maytag Company

    Meredith Corporation

    Amana Refrigeration

    Rockwell-Collins

  • Question 16
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    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: The ______________ _________________ in Newton began making washing machines in 1907

    answer choices

    Collins Radio Company

    Maytag Company

    Meredith Corporation

    Amana Refrigeration

    Rockwell-Collins

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: This company specialized in making refrigerators, and by the 1960s they also introduced the Radarange, the first microwave oven.

    answer choices

    Collins Radio Company

    Maytag Company

    Meredith Corporation

    Amana Refrigeration

    Rockwell-Collins

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: Newspaper and magazine, telephone, radio, television, Internet and videoconferencing businesses have been instrumental in keeping Iowans connected to other parts of the world. This Iowa company is an example of these types of communication.

    answer choices

    Collins Radio Company

    Maytag Company

    Meredith Corporation

    Amana Refrigeration

    Rockwell-Collins

  • Question 19
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    Q.

    NON-FARM INDUSTRIES: Iowa is a leader in the _____________________ industry, employing over 60,000 people within the state (Principal Financial Group is a famous example)

    answer choices

    Agriculture

    Insurance

    Pharamceuticals

    Heavy Industry

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