State Quiz - Alaska

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Alaska?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
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Capital city
Juneau
Most populous city
Anchorage
Largest city in Alaska's interior
Fairbanks
Northernmost city in the U.S.
Barrow
Famous sled-dog race
Iditarod
City where the above race ends
Nome
Body of water to Alaska's west
Bering Strait
1,200 mile long island chain
Aleutian
Year of statehood
1959
Alaska's most notorious
"hockey mom"
Sarah Palin
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Primary export
Oil
Tallest mountain in North America
Denali
Former name of the above
Mount McKinley
Country from which Alaska
was purchased
Russia
What some called this purchase
Seward's Folly
Canadian provinces and
territories bordered
British Columbia
Yukon
Ship that spilled oil in 1989
Exxon Valdez
TV show set in Cicily, Alaska
Northern Exposure
Former capital / type of spruce
Sitka
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Level 73
Aug 17, 2014
Wasn't it also known as Seward's Icebox? That's what I've always heard it as.
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Level 44
Jun 30, 2019
Alaska may have been called that but the question asks what the purchase of Alaska was called
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Level 56
Aug 17, 2014
Please refer to the Bering Strait as a "body of water" rather than an ocean. I was thinking Pacific or Arctic.
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Level 81
Aug 17, 2014
It's referred to as an "ocean strait". Nothing wrong with that as I see it?
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Level 73
Aug 17, 2014
For whatever reason I kept thinking "the ocean STRAIGHT to Alaska's west" I must have typed Pacific at least 5 times. :)
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2014
I changed the clue since multiple people have confused "strait" and "straight".
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Level 54
Aug 17, 2014
I thought I went to an eye doctor in Alaska one time, but it was only an optical Aleutian.
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Level 76
Aug 18, 2014
*rimshot*
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2019
Ayyyyyy
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Level 44
May 4, 2015
Nice quiz. I got 100 percent and I'm from Nebraska!
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2018
2:58 from a brief former resident. Beautiful and unique place. Also love much of Canada for many of the same reasons.
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Level 53
Jul 31, 2015
Thank you for making a quiz about my great state. :)
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Level 44
Oct 17, 2015
McKinley no longer exists
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Level 86
Mar 4, 2021
Well, it still exists. It's just not called McKinley anymore.
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Level 66
Mar 8, 2021
Well, it was called Denali by some while officially McKinley and now McKinley by some while officially Denali. In my Alaskan family, we use them interchangeably.
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Level 44
Oct 21, 2015
It's no longer called McKinley, thankfully.
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Level 71
May 15, 2016
Have to agree with the Mt. McKinley comments – the mountain's officially-recognized name has reverted to Denali, so you should remove the "alternative name" question, or change it to "What was the above's previous name?", with "Mt. McKinley" as the answer.
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Level 79
May 21, 2017
Indeed, the asnwers should be reversed at the very least. And it's an American quiz ...
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2017
Made the suggested changes to reflect the new name.
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Level 65
Apr 24, 2017
It's highly unlikely you'll respond to this but how do you make one box have multiple answers like you did with the provinces one?
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Level 79
May 21, 2017
You make a normal quiz and then merge cells.
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2018
Did not know that the former capital was also the name for a spruce. Missed that one...
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2018
really easy even for someone who's never been to Alaska
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2019
Got 14, from New Zealand.
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Level 51
May 3, 2020
what about the state nickname?
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Level 50
Sep 10, 2020
This is unnecessarily hard. Who the hell knows FIVE cities in Alaska?
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Level 57
Feb 5, 2021
I know 6

Nome, Fairbanks, Barrow, Anchorage, Sitka, Juneau

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Level 29
Feb 8, 2021
Anchorage, Faribanks, Sitka, Ketchican, Juneau, Nome, Utqiagvik, Eagle, Circle, Fox, Unakleet, King Salmon, Unalaska, False Pass, Fort Yukon, Seward, Adak, Grayling, Homer, Wasilla, Palmer, Houston, Big Lake, Moose Pass, Kenai, Russian, Bethel, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mcgrath, Wainwright, Wrangell, Cordova, Yakutat, Whittier, Point Hope, Deering, Shishmaref, Eagle River, Sand Point, Soldotna, Valdez, Wales, Whale Pass, St. Michael, Kake, Eek, Kachemak, Holy Cross, Akhiok, and Anakthuvuk Pass.

I Live in Alaska

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Level 76
Mar 4, 2021
Kotzebue! Didn't think I would see that name again after my literary studies. The guy was a dramatist and conservative thinker whose assassination served as the pretext for harsh censorship in 19th century Germany. He and his son also worked for the Russian Empire, which is how the name ended up being used in Alaska.
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2021
Every adult American should know at least Juneau and Anchorage, and probably Fairbanks too. Barrow has been the subject of a lot of articles and documentaries and such, because its status as the northernmost city in the US brings unique challenges (all their supplies come in once a week by plane, they started a high school football problem to combat the meth epidemic that started because prospects are so bleak for young people, basic toiletries have exorbitant prices because it's hard to ship them there, and so on). Not sure where I pulled Nome from, but I've heard of it. Never heard of Sitka, but if it used to be the capital, it's fair game.
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Level 73
Sep 27, 2020
The city for the second to last question should be spelled "Cicely, Alaska"
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2021
My Fav U.S. State
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2021
The city is now called Utqiagvik now and is no longer called Barrow officially and the quiz should reflect that. I understand accepting Barrow, but it shouldn't show Barrow as the correct answer when filling it in.
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2021
I agree Mikey, its been 5 years since City of Utqiaġvik was made official so it's time for jetpunk to be updated. sure it will make the quiz tougher but its a pretty easy quiz as it stands now. I got 100% in 1:16 and I have only been to Alaska once.
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Level 38
Mar 4, 2021
im pretty sure its still called Mt. McKinley
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2021
People might still call it that, but that's not the name. It's Denali.
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Level 59
Mar 4, 2021
Barrow has since been renamed Utqiagvik, just like McKinley was renamed to Denali.
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Level 55
Mar 5, 2021
btw, the Iditarod is tomorrow