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1. What state is the largest in the union?

A.Alaska

B.Texas

C.California

D.Hawaii

A.Alaska

TOPICS: That’s with a land area of ​​570,374 square miles!

2. What is Alaska’s position in relation to the United States?

A. It lies along the northern border of the 50 contiguous states

B. It is separated from the other continental states by British Columbia, Canada

C. It is an island like Hawaii.

D. It is located in the exact center of the continental United States

B. It is separated from the other continental states by British Columbia, Canada

TOPICS: Gosh, I certainly hope no American has guessed that it is in the exact center of the USA.

3. In 1959, Alaska was admitted to the Union. What state was it?

A.50

B.49

c.40

D.1º

B.49

TOPICS: Was admitted as the 49th state in 1959

4. From whom did the United States buy Alaska in 1867?

To Spain

B. Great Britain

c. France

D.Russia

D.Russia

ISSUES: The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000. At different times, the Russians, the Spanish, the British, and the French attempted to claim part or all of Alaska.

5. What is the capital of Alaska?

A. Anchorage

B.Sitka

C.Juneau

D.Name

C.Juneau

TOPICS: Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city. There are plans to move the capital to Willow, near Anchorage.

6. When the territory of Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000, it became known as Seward’s Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who brokered the purchase). What changed that perception?

a gold

B. Skin

c. World War II

D.Free land

a gold

TOPICS: The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000 and was known as Seward’s Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase) until gold was discovered in the late 19th century.

7. Who originally discovered Alaska?

A. Russians

B. Danes

C.Siberians

D.English

C. Siberians

TOPICS: Experts agree that the Americas were discovered by Siberian hunters, ancestors of most of today’s Native Americans, who followed Ice Age mammals to Alaska.

8. The name Alaska is believed to be derived from an Aleut word meaning…

A cold

Plague

C.Dark

D. Continental

D. Continental

THEMES: The name Alaska is probably derived from an Aleut word meaning “dry land.”

9. Of the major 20th century active volcanoes in North America, how many were located in Alaska?

A.0

B.7

C.27

D.100

B.7

TOPICS: That’s right, there are volcanoes in Alaska! It seems that the Alaska Range is full of them.

10. What is a bidarka?

A.Kayaking

B. A sled

C. A dog

D. An alcoholic drink

A.Kayaking

SUBJECTS: A one or two hole kayak used by the Aleuts and various Alaskan Eskimo groups.

11. When was the first Idiatrod Trail sled race?

d.1888

B.1901

c.1956

D.1973

D.1973

TOPICS: The inaugural Idiatrod Trail luge race was won by Alaskan Dick Wilmarth, who covered the 1,158-mile course from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 20 days, 49 minutes, and 41 seconds.

12. The Malaspina Glacier, at the foot of Mount St. Elias in Alaska, covers an area larger than which state?

A. Rhode Island

B.New York

C.Kentucky

D.Texas

A. Rhode Island

TOPICS: The Malaspina Glacier, at the foot of Mount St. Elias, covers an area larger than Rhode Island.

13. After the United States acquired Alaska, how was Alaska governed?

A. The law of the wild

B. Border law

C. Military government

D.Civil law

C. Military government

TOPICS: General Jefferson C. Davis, commander of the US Army in Alaska, became the virtual ruler of the new acquisition. Congress extended the laws governing commerce and navigation to Alaska and prohibited the import, manufacture, and sale of liquor. Nothing was done to establish a civilian government, and for 17 years, until 1884, Alaska remained under military rule.

14. Alaska was organized as a territory on August 1. 24, 1912, but when did he enter the union?

A. Aug. 25, 1912

B.Jan. 1, 1913

C.Aug. 24, 1913

D.Jan. 3, 1959

D.Jan. 3, 1959

TOPICS: This might be a tough question unless you knew that Alaska was one of the last states admitted to the union – 49th, in fact!

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