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1. Nome is situated in Western Alaska on a headland named after a politician who was successful in acquiring Alaska from Russia. What is the name of that peninsula?
2. At the turn of the twentieth century, the population of Nome, Alaska was estimated to be in excess of 12,000, an exponential increase from ten years earlier. Why did so many people decide to go to Nome?
3. In 2014, what was the largest ethnic group in Nome, Alaska?
4. Nome, Alaska is not exactly the warmest place in the world, but July is when the temperatures are the highest. In which range would the average daily high (F) be for that month?
5. The finish line of the Iditarod, the annual dog sled race through the frozen tundra of Alaska, is located in Nome. Where does the competition usually begin?
6. Tourist access to Nome, Alaska is only available by either watercraft or aircraft.
7. One of the landmarks in Nome, Alaska is the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, exhibiting the culture and life of the Bering Strait region. What was McLain's occupation that caused the museum to be named in her honor?
8. The distance between Nome, Alaska and mainland Russia is less than the distance between Nome and the capital of Alaska.
9. Nome, Alaska is certainly not a place where gardens or gardeners thrive due to the ground being frozen all year round. What is the term used to describe the state of the soil in the subsurface?
10. The title of this quiz, "Nome Wasn't Built in a Day", sounds a lot like the proverb that is in reference to which European city?
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