Free fun Alaska Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

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

 

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Fun free trivia quiz questions about Alaska


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.