Great Land of Alaska

Medium Trivia Quiz

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  1. What is the most sought-after bottom dwelling fish in Alaska?
    Arctic Sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpioides)
    Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias)
    Burbot (Lota lota)
    Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
  2. Approximately what percentage of an iceberg is underwater?
    55% - 65%
    65% - 75%
    75% - 85%
    85% - 95%
  3. What type of salmon is also called a 'blackmouth'?
    Chinook / King
    Chum / Calico
    Coho / Silver
    Humpback / Pink
    Sockeye / Red
  4. What resource drew the Russians and Aleuts to the Bering Sea islands?
    Northern Fur Seals
    Large Gold Deposits
    Timber
    Seabird eggs
  5. What mountain range separates the Arctic region from the Interior?
    Alaska Range
    Brooks Range
    Kuskokwim Mountains
    St. Elias Range
  6. What is the largest lake in Alaska?
    Iliamna Lake
    Kenai Lake
    Skilak Lake
    Tustumena Lake
  7. Generally, how long does the Yukon River stay frozen each year?
    5-6 months
    6-7 months
    7-8 months
    8-9 months
  8. What is the longest river in Alaska?
    Chena River
    Kuskokwim River
    Susitna River
    Yukon River
  9. What small Alaskan animal is so vicious that a single one can harass and run off a brown bear?
    Coyote
    Fox
    Wolf
    Wolverine
  10. What city had to relocate because of the damage caused by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake?
    Anchorage
    Fairbanks
    Juneau
    Valdez
  11. What is a moose's favourite food?
    Willow and dwarf birch
    Lichens
    Sitka Spruce needles
    Fir bark
  12. In what part of Alaska is the Stikine River?
    Arctic
    Interior
    Southcentral
    Southeast
  13. What vaccine did pioneer sledders along the Iditarod Trail carry to the epidemic in Nome?
    Diptheria
    Measles
    Smallpox
    Tetanus
  14. Approximately how long is the Iditarod Sled Dog Race?
    750 miles
    1,050 miles
    1,350 miles
    1,550 miles
  15. During the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, what is the main event?
    Three days of dog sled races
    Display and sale of furs
    Display of giant Alaskan grown vegetables
    Celebration of the arrival of spring
  16. What is the largest city on the Kuskokwim River?
    Aniak
    Bethel
    Kwethluk
    Sleetmute
  17. What northwestern Alaskan town got its name from a spelling mistake?
    Noatak
    Noorvik
    Nome
    Selawik
  18. What is the largest island in Alaska?
    Admiralty Island
    Baranof Island
    Kodiak Island
    Nunivak Island
  19. The record high temperature in Alaska was in 1915 at Ft. Yukon. What was the termperature?
    89° F / 32° C
    97° F / 36° C
    100° F / 38° C
    104° F / 40° C
  20. The record low temperature in Alaska was in 1971 at Prospect Creek Camp. What was the termperature?
    -50° F / -45° C
    -60° F / -51° C
    -70° F / -57° C
    -80° F / -62° C
  21. What animals are knows as "Wolves of the Sea"?
    Orcas
    Salmon Sharks
    Sea Lions
    Sea Otters
  22. What is the only cat native to Alaska?
    Puma
    Lynx
    Siberian Tiger
    Mountain Lion
  23. Which Alaskan glacier is the largest "valley glacier" in North America?
    Hubbard
    Malaspina
    Matanuska
    Taku
  24. How many months per year is the Beaufort Sea ice free?
    2 months
    4 months
    6 months
    8 months
  25. At which city is Alaska's northernmost year-round ice-free port?
    Anchorage
    Nome
    Seward
    Valdez

MEDIUM TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWERS

  1. What is the most sought-after bottom dwelling fish in Alaska?
    Pacific Halibut
  2. Approximately what percentage of an iceberg is underwater?
    75% - 85%
  3. What type of salmon is also called a 'blackmouth'?
    Chinook / King
  4. What resource drew the Russians and Aleuts to the Bering Sea islands?
    Northern Fur Seals
  5. What mountain range separates the Arctic region from the Interior?
    Brooks Range
  6. What is the largest lake in Alaska?
    Iliamna Lake
  7. Generally, how long does the Yukon River stay frozen each year?
    7-8 months
  8. What is the longest river in Alaska?
    Yukon River
  9. What small Alaskan animal is so vicious that a single one can harass and run off a brown bear?
    Wolverine
  10. What city had to relocate because of the damage caused by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake?
    Valdez
  11. What is a moose's favourite food?
    Willow and dwarf birch
  12. In what part of Alaska is the Stikine River?
    Southeast
  13. What vaccine did pioneer sledders along the Iditarod Trail carry to the epidemic in Nome?
    Diptheria
  14. Approximately how long is the Iditarod Sled Dog Race?
    1,050 miles
  15. During the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, what is the main event?
    Three days of dog sled races
  16. What is the largest city on the Kuskokwim River?
    Bethel
  17. What northwestern Alaskan town got its name from a spelling mistake?
    Nome
  18. What is the largest island in Alaska?
    Kodiak Island
  19. The record high temperature in Alaska was in 1915 at Ft. Yukon. What was the termperature?
    100° F / 38° C
  20. The record low temperature in Alaska was in 1971 at Prospect Creek Camp. What was the termperature?
    -80° F / -62° C
  21. What animals are knows as "Wolves of the Sea"?
    Orcas
  22. What is the only cat native to Alaska?
    Lynx
  23. Which Alaskan glacier is the largest "valley glacier" in North America?
    Hubbard
  24. How many months per year is the Beaufort Sea ice free?
    2 months
  25. At which city is Alaska's northernmost year-round ice-free port?
    Valdez

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