Take the Alaska Trivia Quiz!

Take the Alaska Trivia Quiz!

Sara Raney, Senior Travel Advisor - Alaska and Antarctica Specialist

Here’s a trivia quiz to see how much you know about Alaska…

1. Battle(s) fought in Alaska:
A) In 1943 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands which started the One Thousand Mile War.
B) Confederate Army invaded during the Civil War
C) A and B
D) None of the above

2. Alaska officially became the 49th state in what year?
A) 1959
B) 1960
C) 1949
D) 1867

3. The Sitka spruce is the official state tree. What else is it known for?
A) Furniture
B) Ale called Spruce tip Blonde- Skagway Alaska
C) Musical instruments
D) All of the above

4. What is the state motto?
A) North to the future
B) Alaska the last frontier
C) The Glacier State
D) North to Alaska

5. Who designed the state flag?
A) Joe Juneau
B) Soapy Smith
C) Wyatt Earp
D) Bennie Benson

6. Who discovered gold in the Yukon that began a gold rush in 1898? (This person became an alcoholic and died in poverty.))
A) William Moore
B) Kate Carmack
C) John Smith
D) Samuel Larsen

7. Who was the 55 year old woman that traveled the Chilkoot trail in 1894 in search of her son, using a crutch for support, with her feet in rags, and carrying her sewing machine on her back? (She returned to do it again in 1897.)
A)Nellie Cashman
B) Anna Degraf
C) Lucille Hunter
D) Cad Wilson

8. Where can you find the beautiful famous upside-down flower towers?
A) Glacier National Park
B) Glacier Garden – Rain Forest/Tongass National Park
C) Denali National Park
D) Alaska State University- Anchorage

9. How many times will Rhode Island fit into Alaska?
A) 425
B) 10
C) 53
D) 305

10. Denali/Mckinley is taller than Mt Everest
A) True
B) False

11. Who was called the “Angel of White Pass Trail? (Her bust is located in a park in Skagway. At 21 she was murdered by her husband; thirty years later her true love and his wife had a park name after her.)
A) Mollie Walsh Bartlett
B) Belinda Mulroney
C) Klondike Kate
D) Ethel Berry

12. Who was the former astronaut dismissed from NASA because of a past affair with a female astronaut who attempted to kidnap his girlfriend (a US Air Force Captain)?
A) Buzz Aldrin
B) William Oefelein
C) Clayton Anderson
D) James Adamson

13. Known as the Birdman of Alcatraz, he killed a man outside the Red Dog Saloon in Juneau and later killed a prison guard for which he received life in prison. While there, he became a reputable ornithologist.
A) Carlos Boozer
B) Robert Stroud
C) Will Rogers
D) Rex Beach

14. In 1942 he led a group of bombers on the first retaliatory raid against Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A) Jewel Kilcher
B) Jimmy Doolittle
C) Bob Ross
D) Teddy Roosevelt

15. Professional basketball player who won the Bronze Medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and a Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
A) Soapy Smith
B) Carlos Boozer
C) Larry Sanger
D) Robert Nordstrom

16. Which glacier is considered North America’s largest tidewater glacier? (It is 7 miles wide, 76 miles long, and nick named the Galloping Glacier.)
A) Hubbard Glacier
B) Sawyer Glacier
C) Portage Glacier
D) Worthington Glacier

17. Today Skagway boasts a population of 650 people. What was the population during the Gold rush?
A) 5,000
B) 15,000
C) 30,000
D) 65,000

18. Josephine Marcus was a beautiful actress. She was climbing the White Horse Trail with her infamous boyfriend when she found out that at 38 years old she was pregnant. She decided not to continue the climb. (She built a luxury hotel in Nome.) Who was her husband of 40 years?
A) Soapy Smith
B) Jesse James
C) Wyatt Earp
D) Doc Holiday

19. Which president, after visiting Skagway Alaska, stopped in San Francisco and was rumored murdered by his wife?
A) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
B) James Garfield
C) Warren Harding
D) John Kennedy

20. How many glaciers are in Alaska?
A) 6
B) 28
C) 616
D) 100,000