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History Challenge 11/22/10 Alaska

This “History Challenge” is now closed. The winner was Mary from Peru, In. Check comments section below for the resource information.

This week’s prize is the new book by Sarah Palin “America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

With all the renewed interest in Alaska due to the “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” TV show, answer the following Alaska trivia questions.

1) Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $_______.  A) 7.2 million  B) 720 million  C) 7.2 Billion

2) What year did Alaska become the 49th state?  A) 1867  B) 1912  C) 1959

3) What is the tallest Mountain in Alaska (and all of North America)? A) Mount Reiner  B) Mount McKinley  C) Mount Rushmore

4) What is the northernmost settlement of the United States? A) Nome, AK  B) Anchorage, AK  C) Barrow, AK

5) True or False: Alaska covers approximately 586,412 sq miles which is about two and a half times the size of Texas.

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