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Alaska Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Fun long Alaskan trivia quiz about the places, people, and history of Alaska.

 

Alaska Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

The First Russian Orthodox Church was founded in 1795 in what Alaskan city?
A: Kodiak.

Alaska is the largest U.S. state by what?
A: Area.

Of the 50 US states, which is the least densely populated?
A: Alaska.

During World War II, which three Aleutian Islands were invaded by Japanese troops?
A:  Attu, Agattu and Kiska.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's largest what?
A: Wildlife refuge, comprising 16 million acres .

About half of Alaska's population resides in what area?
A: The Anchorage metropolitan area.

How much money did the United States pay for Alaska when it bought Alaska from Russia?
A: $7.2 million

 

On what date was Alaska organized as a territory?
A: May 11, 1912.

Of all the US states, Alaska has the largest percentage of what religious group members in its population?
A: Quakers.

The Census Bureau, as of 1960, reported Alaska's American Indian and Alaska Native population to be what percentage of the total population?
A: 18.8%

How much precipitation does Juneau average per year?
A: Over 50.

In 2010, what type of community broke ground on the first mosque in the state of Alaska.
A: a Muslim.

Ketchikan averages how many inches of precipitation a year?
A: Over 150 in.

How much snow does  Anchorage receive on average per year?
A:  About75 in.

 

On March 27, 1964, the massive "Good Friday Earthquake" killed how many people in Alaska?
A: 133 people

Alaska has been identified as being one of the 3 least religious states of the USA judging by what?
A: Church membership.

The Good Friday Earthquake  was the third-most-powerful earthquake in history and was over one thousand times more powerful than the 1989 where?
A:  San Francisco.

Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on what date?
A:  January 3, 1959.

Alaska has a longer "what" than all the other U.S. states combined?
A: Coastline.

Alaska has how many indigenous languages known locally as "native languages"?
A: 22.

Studies of DNA done in Alaska have provided evidence for the settlement of North America by way of what?
A: The Bering land bridge.

 

Alaska's territorial waters touch what other countries territorial waters in the Bering Strait?
A: Russia's.

An oil boom resulted after the 1968 discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay and the 1977 completion of the what?
A: Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

What two bodies of water largely determine the climate of Western Alaska?
A: The Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.

The climate of the interior of Alaska is what?
A: Subarctic.

In 1989, what ship hit a reef in the Prince William Sound,and spilled over 11 million gallons of crude oil?
A: The Exxon Valdez.

What is the size of Alaska in square miles?
A:  586,412

Alaska is over twice the size of, the next largest state which is what state?
A: Texas.

 

Panhandle or Inside Passage is the part of Alaska that is closest to the rest of the what?
A: United States.

In Alaska, some of the highest and lowest temperatures occur in the area near what city?
A: Fairbanks.

What is the highest recorded temperature in Alaska?
A: 100 °F in Fort Yukon. June 27, 1915

What is the is the highest peak in Alaska?
A: Mount McKinley.

In Alaska, the North Slope is known for its huge reserves of what?
A: Crude oil.

The National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska, and the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field are located in what part of Alaska?
A: The North Slope.

What is the lowest recorded temperature ever taken in Alaska?
A: −80 °F in Prospect Creek on January 23, 1971.

 

What city is the northernmost city in the United States?
A: Barrow.

The What is generally held to be the first European vessel to reach Alaska ?
A: The St. Gabriel .

In 1741, Vitus Bering led an expedition for the Russian Navy aboard what ship?
A: The St. Peter

The Aleutian Islands are over 300 small, volcanic islands which stretch over 1,200 miles into the what?
A:  Pacific Ocean.

In July, the average low temperature in Barrow is what?
A: 34 °F

Why was the International Date Line drawn west of 180° ?
A: To keep the entire North American continent within the same legal day.

When was the first permanent European settlement  established in Alaska?
A: In 1784.

 

Alaska is the northernmost, easternmost and "what " state in the union?
A: Westernmost.

How many miles of tidal shoreline does Alaska have?.
A: 34,000 miles .

Between 1774 and 1800, in an effort to assert its claim over the Pacific Northwest, what country sent expeditions to Alaska?
A: Spain.

Alaska has many active what?
A: Volcanoes.

Mount Shishaldin, an occasionally active volcano, has the most perfect what?
A: Volcanic cone.

In 1789, where was a Spanish settlement and fort established?
A: Nootka Sound.

In Turnagain Arm, just south of Anchorage, one of the world's largest tides occurs with tidal differences that can be more than how many feet?
A: 35 feet

 

How many lakes does Alaska have?
A: More than three million.

How many square miles are covered by marshlands and wetland permafrost?
A: 188,320 square miles

Glacier ice covers how many square miles?
A: Some 16,000 square miles land and 1,200 square miles of tidal zone.

How many glaciers does Alaska have?
A: Over 100,000.

The Aleutian Islands are home to what people?
A: The Aleut people.

The Aleut people were the first Native Alaskans to be exploited by who?
A: Russians.

What people occupy the North Slope and Little Diomede Island?
A: The Inupiat people.

In the 1890s and into to the early 1910s, what brought thousands of miners and settlers to Alaska?
A: Gold rushes in Alaska and the nearby Yukon Territory.