History of Alaska

Can you answer these questions about the history of Alaska?
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What country controlled Alaska between 1733–1867, until it sold Alaska to the U.S.?
Russia
By what name did some opponents label the purchase as?
Seward's Folly
What ship spilled oil in 1989 in the Prince William Sound?
Exxon Valdez
In what year did Alaska gain statehood?
1959
By what name was Denali formerly known as until 2015?
Mount McKinley
Which Governor of Alaska ran for VP in the 2008 election with John McCain?
Sarah Palin
What sled-dog race has been held in the city of Nome since 1973?
Iditarod
What gold rush in the 1890s brought thousands of miners and settlers to Alaska?
Klondike Gold Rush
Who wrote the "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" - both set in the above?
Jack London
On what Christian holiday was southern Alaska struck by a strong earthquake in 1964?
Good Friday
What was Utqiagvik's official name, North America's northernmost city, before 2016?
Barrow
What was Valerie Plame's occupation leaked to be by Washington Post's Robert Novak?
CIA Officer
What TV series was set in the fictional town of Cicily and ran from 1990 until 1995?
Northern Exposure
What type of line was completed in 1977?
Alaska Pipeline
What is the oldest national park in Alaska - established in 1980?
Gates of the Arctic
What country invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska for in 1942?
Japan
What city served as the capital of Alaska between 1867–1906?
Sitka
From what indigenous language is the word "Alaska" derived - meaning "mainland"?
(A long Alaskan island chain is named after them)
Aleut
In what region in northern Alaska was oil discovered in 1968?
Prudhoe Bay
What is the name of the land bridge that connected Siberia to Alaska 21,000 years ago?
Beringia
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