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Alaska Purchase History Quiz

Alaska Purchase History Quiz

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The Alaska Purchase was the United State's acquisition of Alaska from?

the Russian Empire
Mexico
England

Which president was it signed by?

Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
John F. Kennedy

When was it purchased?

October 15, 1888
March 30, 1867
January 18, 1865

Why did Russia want to sell its Alaskan territory?

due to the difficulty of living there
it was not a safe place to live
they needed money

How large was Alaska?

1500 square miles
20.000 square miles
586.412 square miles

How much did the U.S. pay for Alaska?

7.2 million dollars
150 million dollars
64.5 million dollars

Which sea is to the west of Alaska?

Bering
North
Adriatic

Canada is to the east of Alaska.

True
False

Who negotiated Alaska Purchase with Russia?

John Adams
William Henry Seward
Both answers are wrong.

Valdez is the capital of Alaska.

True
False

In which month is the former transfer of Alaska to America celebrated?

October
November
September

When was the land formally transferred from Russia to America?

January 29, 1888
October 18, 1867
December 12, 1765

Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959.

True
False

What is Alaska?

continent
island
peninsula

What language is not spoken in Alaska?

Chinese
Yupik
Spanish
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