Sunday, December 23, 2007

Answers to the Questions

Here are the answers to the eight questions regarding Alaska and its history, for those of you who took the time to play our little game. Answers are in no particular order, just to shake it up a bit.

Alaska became a state in 1959.

The state of Alaska is 570,000 square miles. Yes, that is bigger than Texas.

The State Bird of Alaska is the ptarmigan, a bird so dumb you can kill it with a rock.

The State Tree is the Sitka Spruce. Bonus if you know the latin name.

The official sport of Alaska is dog sledding.

Alaska's name means "Great Land"

Alaska is 3 miles from Russia, from the Diomead Islands way out in the ocean.

There are 8 stars on the Alaskan flag.

Hope you learned something! These questions were from Yukon's HR Party last week.

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