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The Ultimate Alaska and Alabama Quiz
by Staff
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"
  • both answers

Where did the State of Alabama get its name?

  • Native American tribe
  • means "beautiful land"
  • neither answer

How did coach Paul "Bear" Bryant get the nickname of "Bear"?

  • wresting a bear
  • playing football like a bear
  • hunting bear

What large land predator calls Alaska home?

  • white tiger
  • polar bear
  • elk

What event occurs during Alabama Frontier Days?

  • beauty contest
  • 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
  • Jacques Cartier

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?

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

What minority in Alaska had to fight discriminatory practices?

  • black
  • indigenous
  • women

Which bird is the name of an Alaskan town?

  • Chicken
  • Rooster
  • Blue Jay

What silly name is a town in Alabama?

  • Slapout
  • Slapdown
  • Slaptown

What contemporary singer grew up in Alaska?

  • Jewel
  • Madonna
  • Sting

Where did Harper Lee write "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Florida

What huge oil spill damaged parts of the Alaskan coastline?

  • Exxon Valdez
  • Amoco Cadiz
  • Argo Merchant

When did the Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?

  • 1979
  • 1989
  • 1992

What important piece of equipment has NASA located in Alaska?

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • SAR Data Center
  • Hubble Telescope

Where is NASA's George C. Marshall Flight Center?

  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Birmingham, Alabama

What industry is important to both Alabama and Alaska?

  • fishing
  • pharmaceutical research and development
  • computer technology

Alabama has a coastline _______ miles long.

  • 600
  • 1500
  • 44000

What is a popular U.S. cruise destination?

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Georgia