Travel the World: Alaska

Travel the World: Alaska
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When Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867, it became widely known as Seward's Folly. How much do you really know about this state of glaciers and gold rushing? Take this quiz and find out.
Mount McKinley?
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve
The highest mountain peak in North America is located in Denali National Park.
Sitka National Historical Park

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Fairbanks?
largest city in Alaska
most glaciers in Alaska
oldest college in Alaska
Cheer on the Nanooks at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Anchorage?
same size as Los Angeles
same size as London
same size as Delaware
Bigger than both London and Los Angeles, Anchorage is about the same size as Delaware.

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Northernmost community in the United States?
Nome
Barrow
You can't find a community higher than Barrow, Alaska.
Valdez

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Prudhoe Bay?
largest oil field ever discovered in North America
Cries of excitement at striking oil rang through Prudhoe Bay in 1968.
largest salmon habitat in North America
largest town in Alaska at the time of the Gold Rush

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Lake Iliamna?
smallest lake in Alaska
largest lake in Alaska
The Iliamna Lake Monster has plenty of room to roam in the largest lake in Alaska.
most polluted lake in Alaska

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Juneau?
named for a prominent gold rusher
Juneau was originally named Harrisburg, but locals ultimately favored the name of Harris's prospecting partner, Joe Juneau.
named for a man who fought a Kodiak bear
named for a tribal chief

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Libby Riddles?
writer of Alaska's state song
first female governor of Alaska
first female to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
On Libby's Web site, you can buy a sticker that proclaims Alaska as a state where men are men, and where women win the Iditarod.

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Klawock?
site of the first salmon cannery in Alaska
Salmon's the name of the game in Klawock.
site of the first Russian settlement in Alaska
site of the first trading post in Alaska

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Tennessee?
ranked by Alaskans as the state they would most like to move to
provided a model for Alaska during its quest for statehood
Alaska followed this southern state's example and sent delegates to Washington, D.C., even though Alaska was not yet formally a state.
divided into boroughs instead of counties, just like Alaska

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You Got:
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