Statistics for History of Alaska

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  • The average score is 11 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What country controlled Alaska between 1733–1867, until it sold Alaska to the U.S.?Russia
100%
Which Governor of Alaska ran for VP in the 2008 election with John McCain?Sarah Palin
82%
By what name was Denali formerly known as until 2015?Mount McKinley
80%
What country invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska for in 1942?Japan
79%
In what year did Alaska gain statehood?1959
77%
What ship spilled oil in 1989 in the Prince William Sound?Exxon {Valdez}
65%
By what name did some opponents label the purchase as?Seward's {Folly}
65%
What gold rush in the 1890s brought thousands of miners and settlers to Alaska?Klondike Gold Rush
62%
From what indigenous language is the word "Alaska" derived - meaning "mainland"?
(A long Alaskan island chain is named after them)
Aleut
56%
What type of line was completed in 1977?Alaska {Pipe}line
54%
What sled-dog race has been held in the city of Nome since 1973?Iditarod
54%
Who wrote the "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" - both set in the above?Jack London
52%
What is the name of the land bridge that connected Siberia to Alaska 21,000 years ago?{Bering}ia
47%
What was Utqiagvik's official name, North America's northernmost city, before 2016?Barrow
46%
On what Christian holiday was southern Alaska struck by a strong earthquake in 1964?Good Friday
45%
What is the oldest national park in Alaska - established in 1980?Gates of the {Arctic}
36%
What was Valerie Plame's occupation leaked to be by Washington Post's Robert Novak?CIA Officer
33%
What TV series was set in the fictional town of Cicily and ran from 1990 until 1995?Northern Exposure
33%
What city served as the capital of Alaska between 1867–1906?Sitka
30%
In what region in northern Alaska was oil discovered in 1968?{Prudhoe} Bay
22%

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