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 71
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 82
Aug 17, 2014
It's referred to as an "ocean strait". Nothing wrong with that as I see it?
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Level 72
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 77
Aug 18, 2014
*rimshot*
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Level 69
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 68
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 43
Oct 17, 2015
McKinley no longer exists
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Level 44
Oct 21, 2015
It's no longer called McKinley, thankfully.
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Level 72
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 77
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 57
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 77
May 21, 2017
You make a normal quiz and then merge cells.
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Level 66
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 87
Sep 15, 2018
Please accept 'Utqiagvik'.
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Level ∞
Sep 1, 2019
Utadhrgwetqftvik will be accepted now
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2018
really easy even for someone who's never been to Alaska
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2019
Got 14, from New Zealand.
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Level 52
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 70
Sep 27, 2020
The city for the second to last question should be spelled "Cicely, Alaska"