thumbnail

State Quiz - Alaska

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Alaska?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: December 5, 2019
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
Times taken27,652
Average score65.0%
Rating4.43
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Hint
Answer
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
Hint
Answer
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
+6
Level 77
Aug 17, 2014
Wasn't it also known as Seward's Icebox? That's what I've always heard it as.
+3
Level 43
Jun 30, 2019
Alaska may have been called that but the question asks what the purchase of Alaska was called
+2
Level 60
Aug 17, 2014
Please refer to the Bering Strait as a "body of water" rather than an ocean. I was thinking Pacific or Arctic.
+5
Level 77
Aug 17, 2014
It's referred to as an "ocean strait". Nothing wrong with that as I see it?
+3
Level 75
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. :)
+2
Level ∞
Aug 18, 2014
I changed the clue since multiple people have confused "strait" and "straight".
+23
Level 51
Aug 17, 2014
I thought I went to an eye doctor in Alaska one time, but it was only an optical Aleutian.
+3
Level 84
Aug 18, 2014
*rimshot*
+3
Level 77
Sep 5, 2019
Ayyyyyy
+2
Level 45
May 4, 2015
Nice quiz. I got 100 percent and I'm from Nebraska!
+2
Level 73
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.
+2
Level 51
Jul 31, 2015
Thank you for making a quiz about my great state. :)
+2
Level 44
Oct 17, 2015
McKinley no longer exists
+5
Level 89
Mar 4, 2021
Well, it still exists. It's just not called McKinley anymore.
+3
Level 68
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.
+2
Level 62
Sep 16, 2022
Us locals call it either Denali or McKinley. just like the town Barrow is now called Utqiagvik, but a lot of people still call it Barrow, but if you say either, we all know what you mean.
+4
Level 45
Oct 21, 2015
It's no longer called McKinley, thankfully.
+3
Level 69
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.
+2
Level 82
May 21, 2017
Indeed, the asnwers should be reversed at the very least. And it's an American quiz ...
+2
Level ∞
Jul 2, 2017
Made the suggested changes to reflect the new name.
+2
Level 68
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?
+3
Level 82
May 21, 2017
You make a normal quiz and then merge cells.
+2
Level 69
Jan 5, 2018
Did not know that the former capital was also the name for a spruce. Missed that one...
+3
Level 66
Nov 30, 2018
really easy even for someone who's never been to Alaska
+2
Level 68
Sep 5, 2019
Got 14, from New Zealand.
+2
Level 63
May 3, 2020
what about the state nickname?
+2
Level 53
Sep 10, 2020
This is unnecessarily hard. Who the hell knows FIVE cities in Alaska?
+5
Level 60
Feb 5, 2021
I know 6

Nome, Fairbanks, Barrow, Anchorage, Sitka, Juneau

+8
Level 31
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

+3
Level 78
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.
+1
Level 49
Aug 8, 2023
unalaska, eareckson station, attu station, utqiagvik, prudhoe bay, cohoe, chicken, anchorage, nome, kotzebue, soldotna, north pole, college, badger, north pole, russian mission, brevig mission, eielson afb, sitka, wasilla, juneau, fairbanks, skagway, bethel, dillingham, pope vannoy landing, red dog mine, houston, palmer, kenai, kodiak, north lakes, meadow lakes, south lakes, kalifornsky, homer, sand point, nikiski, tanaina, false pass, king salmon, naknek, south naknek, yakutat, fort yukon, healy, valdez, cordova, susitna, fox, farm loop, farmers loop, point mckenzie, buffalo soapstone, ketchikan, gateway, haines, mud bay, metlakatla, akiak, aniak, adak, atka, akutan, cube cove, wrangell, petersburg, yakatanga, goodnews bay, port protection, knik-fairview, willow, fritz creek, funny river, st george, st paul, sterling, angoon, hoonah, craig

i have never been to alaska

+5
Level 67
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.
+2
Level 76
Sep 27, 2020
The city for the second to last question should be spelled "Cicely, Alaska"
+2
Level 60
Mar 4, 2021
My Fav U.S. State
+8
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.
+3
Level 86
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.
+1
Level 38
Mar 4, 2021
im pretty sure its still called Mt. McKinley
+4
Level 67
Mar 4, 2021
People might still call it that, but that's not the name. It's Denali.
+4
Level 61
Mar 4, 2021
Barrow has since been renamed Utqiagvik, just like McKinley was renamed to Denali.
+2
Level 55
Mar 5, 2021
btw, the Iditarod is tomorrow
+2
Level 25
Dec 26, 2021
Did anyone else type "Utqiagvik" instead of Barrow, or just me?

Also, nice quiz!

+1
Level 62
Sep 16, 2022
Born and raised in Alaska, and i did not know that Sitka used to be the capital. However that was long before we were a state. Sitka is a beautiful place though, i've only been there once and would love to go back.
+1
Level 28
Jan 9, 2024
I'm going to Barrow this week
+1
Level 78
Jan 12, 2024
Why? And considering the date you posted this, how are you liking that 30 days of night?
+1
Level 46
Mar 28, 2024
Lol I wanted to spell It like the troll.