Travel the World: Alaska
by Staff
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
  • Sitka National Historical Park


  • largest city in Alaska
  • most glaciers in Alaska
  • oldest college in Alaska


  • same size as Los Angeles
  • same size as London
  • same size as Delaware

Northernmost community in the United States?

  • Nome
  • Barrow
  • Valdez

Prudhoe Bay?

  • largest oil field ever discovered in North America
  • largest salmon habitat in North America
  • largest town in Alaska at the time of the Gold Rush

Lake Iliamna?

  • smallest lake in Alaska
  • largest lake in Alaska
  • most polluted lake in Alaska


  • named for a prominent gold rusher
  • named for a man who fought a Kodiak bear
  • named for a tribal chief

Libby Riddles?

  • writer of Alaska's state song
  • first female governor of Alaska
  • first female to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race


  • site of the first salmon cannery in Alaska
  • site of the first Russian settlement in Alaska
  • site of the first trading post in Alaska


  • ranked by Alaskans as the state they would most like to move to
  • provided a model for Alaska during its quest for statehood
  • divided into boroughs instead of counties, just like Alaska