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.
The native Aleut people gave the state its name, which means "big land."
Alabama is named for the Native American tribe that lived in the central region of the state.
Coach Bryant was head coach of the University of Alabama, and the nickname was the result of Bryant wrestling a bear when he was 13 years old.
The polar bear calls Alaska home.
Alabama Frontier Days features a reenactment of French Colonial times.
In 1786, Jean Francois de Galoup de la Perouse claimed the territory for France.
Jim Crow laws kept black and white Americans separate.
Rosa Park refused to give up her bus seat while riding a bus in Alabama. Her action resulted in the Montgomery bus boycott.
The indigenous people of Alaska had to fight for equal rights.
Chicken is the name of a town in Alaska.
Slapout is a small town in Alabama.
Jewel is a native of Alaska.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" was written while Harper Lee was living in Alabama.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill caused an ecological disaster in Alaska.
The oil spill occurred in 1989, but there are still oily beaches in Alaska today.
NASA's SAR Data Center is located in Alaska.
The flight center is located in Huntsville, Alabama.
Both states count on fishing for the livelihood of many residents.
Alabama has a coastline 600 miles (965 kilometers) long.
A popular cruise destination is Alaska, and the cruise industry generates a lot of money for the state.