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1. What is the geographic name of the group of islands, inlets and fjords that make up Southeast Alaska?
2. What term do Alaskans use to describe the isolated interior of the state, an area that can't be reached by road or the Alaska Marine Highway? (Hint: a certain type of pilot is named for this remote area.)
3. Many of the place names in Alaska are taken from the first European owners of the territory. Which country was this?
4. How does Alaska compare in size to the state of Texas?
5. How many other U.S. states directly border Alaska?
6. What is the name of the area in south-central Alaska that was settled in the 1930s by Midwestern families as part of the New Deal?
7. If you headed due south along the meridian of Attu Island at the extreme tip of the Alaskan Aleutians, what is the first major city you would encounter?
8. The Aleutian Islands are a group of rocky, volcanic islands stretching over 1,200 miles in length. Attu is the westernmost Alaskan island in the Aleutians, but isn't the last Aleutian island. What is the name of the Russian island group that comprises the farthest extent of the Aleutians?
9. The area known as ANWR on the North Slope has been the focus of much controversy over oil drilling in this large and protected area. What does the acronym ANWR stand for?
10. What is the longest river in Alaska?
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