You might be surprised to know how many things Alaska and Alabama have in common. Both states have suffered from the effects of oil spills, among other similarities. Take this quiz to learn more about the things Alaska and Alabama have in common.
How did the State of Alaska get its name?
from the Aleut
means "big land"
Where did the State of Alabama get its name?
Native American tribe
means "beautiful land"
How did coach Paul "Bear" Bryant get the nickname of "Bear"?
wresting a bear
playing football like a bear
What large land predator calls Alaska home?
What event occurs during Alabama Frontier Days?
re-enactment of French Colonial times
pie eating contest
What French explorer claimed Alaska for France?
Jean Francois de Galoup de la Perouse
Giovanni de Verranzano
What did Jim Crow laws keep separate?
black and white Americans
men and women
children and adults
In what state did Rosa Park refuse to give up her bus seat?
What minority in Alaska had to fight discriminatory practices?
Which bird is the name of an Alaskan town?
What silly name is a town in Alabama?
What contemporary singer grew up in Alaska?
Where did Harper Lee write "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
What huge oil spill damaged parts of the Alaskan coastline?
When did the Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?
What important piece of equipment has NASA located in Alaska?
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
SAR Data Center
Where is NASA's George C. Marshall Flight Center?
What industry is important to both Alabama and Alaska?