Alaska Trivia Quiz

Which indigenous group is native to Alaska?
(a) Maori
(b) Inuit
(c) Apache
(d) Navajo

Answer. (b)

What is the capital city of the state?
(a) Anchorage
(b) Fairbanks
(c) Juneau
(d) Sitka

Answer. (c)

Which AK borough is highlighted in below map?

wade hampton map

(a) Dillingham
(b) Kusilvak Mountains
(c) Chugach
(d) Bethel

Answer. (b)

What was the magnitude of The great 1964 Earthquake?
(a) Magnitude 7.4
(b) Magnitude 8.6
(c) Magnitude 9.2
(d) Magnitude 6.9

Answer. (c)

Which natural wonder is located in Alaska?
(a) Mount Rushmore
(b) Mount Everest
(c) Denali (Mount McKinley)
(d) Mount St. Helens

Answer. (c)

Name the AK borough colored in black on this map?

southeast fairbanks map

(a) Eagle River
(b) Palmer
(c) Southeast Fairbanks
(d) Wasilla

Answer. (c)

When did Alaska become one of the states in the United States?
(a) 1940
(b) 1880
(c) 1918
(d) 1959

Answer. (d)

Before becoming a U.S. territory, what term was commonly used to describe Alaska?
(a) The Snow Territory
(b) Russian America
(c) Arctic Frontier
(d) Yukon Peninsula

Answer. (b)

Which scenic route is popular for cruises in the state?
(a) Panama Canal
(b) Transatlantic route
(c) Inside Passage
(d) Mediterranean Sea

Answer. (c)

In what year did the United States purchase it from Russia?
(a) 1776
(b) 1867
(c) 1898
(d) 1903

Answer. (b)

Which Alaskan river is a popular destination for salmon fishing?
(a) Yukon River
(b) Kenai River
(c) Susitna River
(d) Eagle River

Answer. (d)

The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of which larger body of water?
(a) Pacific Ocean
(b) Atlantic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) Arctic Ocean

Answer. (a)

Which natural phenomenon is highlight of Alaskan Cruise?
(a) Aurora Borealis
(b) Solar eclipse
(c) Meteor shower
(d) Tidal wave

Answer. (a)

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) transports oil from Prudhoe Bay to the ice-free port of __________.
(a) Anchorage
(b) Valdez
(c) Juneau
(d) Fairbanks

Answer. (b)

In which town can visitors take scenic wildlife cruises to see humpback whales, sea lions, and puffins?
(a) Fairbanks
(b) Anchorage
(c) Juneau
(d) Skagway

Answer. (c)

Which city is the most populous?
(a) Anchorage
(b) Fairbanks
(c) Juneau
(d) Sitka

Answer. (a)

What was the purchase price the United States paid for the Alaskan Land in 1867?
(a) $10.5 million
(b) $50.7 million
(c) $20.4 million
(d) $7.2 million

Answer. (d)

What is the approximate total land area of the state?
(a) 500,000 square miles
(b) 1 million square miles
(c) 2 million square miles
(d) 3 million square miles

Answer. (c)

Which of the following bodies of water is situated to the west to the state?
(a) Gulf of Mexico
(b) Bering Sea
(c) Hudson Bay
(d) Pacific Ocean

Answer. (d)

What mountain range is predominantly featured in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park?
(a) Rocky Mountains
(b) Sierra Nevada
(c) Alaska Range
(d) Wrangell Mountains

Answer. (d)

Prior to Juneau, which city served as the capital of Alaska from 1900 to 1906?
(a) Anchorage
(b) Fairbanks
(c) Ketchikan
(d) Skagway

Answer. (b)

Alaska is represented by how many U.S. Senators?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

Answer. (b)

Girdwood, Alaska, is known for being a popular destination for what outdoor activity?
(a) Dog sledding
(b) Surfing
(c) Skiing
(d) Hot air ballooning

Answer. (c)

What is the primary natural attraction near Girdwood?
(a) Girdwood Glacier
(b) Portage Glacier
(c) Exit Glacier
(d) Spencer Glacier

Answer. (b)

Compared to the other U.S. states, how does Alaska rank in terms of size?
(a) 1st
(b) 5th
(c) 9th
(d) 10th

Answer. (a)

Which city in Alaska is located on the southern coast, near the Alaska Peninsula?
(a) Fairbanks
(b) Anchorage
(c) Juneau
(d) Kodiak

Answer. (d)

Which Alaskan city is known for its historic role in the Klondike Gold Rush?
(a) Skagway
(b) Nome
(c) Ketchikan
(d) Haines

Answer. (a)

Which U.S. Secretary of State negotiated the Alaska Purchase with the Russian Empire?
(a) Thomas Jefferson
(b) William H. Seward
(c) John Quincy Adams
(d) James G. Blaine

Answer. (b)

Which of the following is a prominent feature near Kenai, Alaska, known for its stunning fjords and rich marine life?
(a) Denali (Mount McKinley)
(b) Turnagain Arm
(c) Kenai River
(d) Kenai Fjords National Park

Answer. (d)

What mysterious event shares similarities with the Bermuda Triangle and involves unexplained disappearances?
(a) The Vanishing Peaks
(b) The Midnight Sun Phenomenon
(c) The Alaska Triangle Mystery
(d) The Northern Lights Anomaly

Answer. (c)

Approximately how many times could the state of Texas fit into the land area of Alaska?
(a) Twice
(b) Four times
(c) Six times
(d) Ten times

Answer. (b)

During which season can people experience the famous “Midnight Sun”?
(a) Winter
(b) Spring
(c) Summer
(d) Autumn

Answer. (c)

Approximately how many miles of coastline does Alaska have?
(a) 1,000 miles
(b) 3,000 miles
(c) 6,000 miles
(d) 10,000 miles

Answer. (d)

Which area is known for its high number of mysterious incidents and has become a focal point of paranormal investigations?
(a) Denali National Park
(b) Anchorage
(c) The Kenai Peninsula
(d) The Wrangell Mountains

Answer. (a)

What is the name of the large oil field on the North Slope of Alaska, one of the largest in North America?
(a) Eagle Ford
(b) Bakken
(c) Prudhoe Bay
(d) Permian Basin

Answer. (c)

How did Juneau become the capital of Alaska?
(a) It was chosen through a nationwide vote.
(b) It was the first settlement established in the region.
(c) It was selected by Russian explorers.
(d) It became the capital during the gold rush era.

Answer. (d)

What natural obstacle did prospectors face on their journey to the Klondike Goldfields, leading to Skagway becoming a gateway for their travels?
(a) Dense forests
(b) Frozen rivers
(c) Treacherous mountains
(d) Vast deserts

Answer. (c)

What cultural practice, involving the ceremonial sharing of wealth, stories, and dances, is important among many Alaskan Native groups?
(a) Potlatch
(b) Powwow
(c) Sundance
(d) Kachina ceremony

Answer. (a)

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