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Embark on a journey through the frozen landscapes of Alaska with "Arctic Insights: The Sarah Palin Alaska Quiz." This quiz invites you to explore the political career and influence of Sarah Palin, a key figure in Alaska's history and American politics. Delve into questions that traverse the rugged terrains of the Arctic and unravel the impact of Palin's leadership on the Last Frontier.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In this week’s magazine, Nancy Franklin writes about “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” a reality-television show premiering on November 14th on TLC, the channel that is home to all of the following shows EXCEPT which one?

    • A.

      “Obese and Pregnant”

    • B.

      “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”

    • C.

      “Little and Pregnant”

    • D.

      “Paralyzed and Pregnant”

    Correct Answer
    C. “Little and Pregnant”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Little and Pregnant" because the question asks for the show that is NOT home to TLC, and the other three shows ("Obese and Pregnant," "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," and "Paralyzed and Pregnant") are all shows that are on TLC.

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  • 2. 

    The show is produced by Mark Burnett, who also produced which of the following?

    • A.

      “The Real World”

    • B.

      “Road Rules”

    • C.

      “Survivor”

    • D.

      “The Crocodile Hunter”

    Correct Answer
    C. “Survivor”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Survivor". This is because the question asks about a show that is produced by Mark Burnett, and "Survivor" is one of the shows that he has produced.

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  • 3. 

    Palin was the first female Vice-Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. Who was the first for Democrats?

    • A.

      Bella Abzug

    • B.

      Geraldine Ferraro

    • C.

      Cynthia McKinney

    • D.

      Shirley Chisholm

    Correct Answer
    B. Geraldine Ferraro
    Explanation
    Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Vice-Presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket. She was the running mate of Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election.

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  • 4. 

    Which other Alaskan was a candidate in the 2008 Presidential election?

    • A.

      Ted Stevens

    • B.

      Mike Gravel

    • C.

      Lisa Murkowski

    • D.

      Frank Murkowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Gravel
    Explanation
    Mike Gravel was a candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.

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  • 5. 

    Palin was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, from 1996 until 2002. What was the population of Wasilla in the year 2000, according to the U.S. Census?

    • A.

      About a thousand

    • B.

      About five thousand

    • C.

      About ten thousand

    • D.

      About fifteen thousand

    Correct Answer
    B. About five thousand
  • 6. 

    As the mayor of Wasilla, Palin spent fifty thousand dollars of city funds to redecorate her office without getting approval. When Nick Carney, a city council member, confronted her about it, what did she say, according to Carney?

    • A.

      “Fine, then you can’t come to my holiday office party in here.”

    • B.

      “I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.”

    • C.

      “I didn’t get to be the mayor by waiting around for authorization for everything.”

    • D.

      “This office is not my property. I’m not taking it with me.”

    Correct Answer
    B. “I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.”
    Explanation
    Carney thought the redone office “looked like a bordello.”

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  • 7. 

    Where was Palin born?

    • A.

      Alaska

    • B.

      Idaho

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      Kenya

    Correct Answer
    B. Idaho
    Explanation
    Palin was born in Idaho.

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  • 8. 

    Which singer was, like Palin, raised in Alaska?

    • A.

      Sarah McLachlan

    • B.

      Jewel

    • C.

      Natalie Merchant

    • D.

      Nelly Furtado

    Correct Answer
    B. Jewel
    Explanation
    Also like Palin, Jewel was on the cover of Time magazine. (Palin has been on twice.)

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  • 9. 

    Where did a young Palin earn the nickname "Sarah Barracuda"?

    • A.

      On the basketball court

    • B.

      In the Miss Alaska competition

    • C.

      As a cheerleader for dogsled races

    • D.

      Fishing

    Correct Answer
    A. On the basketball court
    Explanation
    Sarah Palin earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" on the basketball court. This suggests that she was known for being aggressive and relentless in her playing style, similar to the behavior of a barracuda.

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  • 10. 

    Name all of Palin’s children.

    • A.

      Jack, Bristol, Winnow, Piper, Tripp

    • B.

      Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Tripp

    • C.

      Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig

    • D.

      Zack, Bristol, Winnow, Piper, Trig

    Correct Answer
    C. Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig
  • 11. 

    What is Palin’s middle name?

    • A.

      LaVaughn

    • B.

      Louise

    • C.

      Therese

    • D.

      Diane

    Correct Answer
    B. Louise
    Explanation
    The others are the middle names of Michelle Obama, Christine O’Donnell, and Hillary Clinton, respectively.

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  • 12. 

    Why did Palin say that she didn’t want to run against Lisa Murkowski for Senate in 2004?

    • A.

      Her teen-age son didn’t want her to

    • B.

      She wanted to have another child

    • C.

      Her youngest daughter didn’t want her to

    • D.

      She wanted to spend more time with her husband, Todd

    Correct Answer
    A. Her teen-age son didn’t want her to
    Explanation
    She told the Anchorage Daily News, "How could I be the team mom if I was a U.S. Senator?"

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  • 13. 

    What did Sarah Palin get in 2007?

    • A.

      Nearly fifty thousand dollars’ worth of clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue

    • B.

      An honorary degree from the University of Alaska

    • C.

      A master’s degree from the University of Phoenix

    • D.

      A passport

    Correct Answer
    D. A passport
    Explanation
    She got a passport that July to visit members of the Alaska National Guard stationed in Kuwait. The Saks shopping spree didn’t come until the following year.

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  • 14. 

    Where was the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere” supposed to go?

    • A.

      Gravina Island, population fifty

    • B.

      Grindall Island, population zero

    • C.

      The Commander Islands, in Russia

    • D.

      Attu, one of the largest Aleutian Islands

    Correct Answer
    A. Gravina Island, population fifty
    Explanation
    The so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" was supposed to go to Gravina Island, which has a population of fifty.

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  • 15. 

    Which animal did Palin support shooting from planes?

    • A.

      Wolves

    • B.

      Caribou

    • C.

      Coyotes

    • D.

      Polar bears

    Correct Answer
    A. Wolves
    Explanation
    Palin supported shooting wolves from planes. This may be due to the fact that wolves are known to prey on caribou, which are a valuable resource for hunters in Alaska. By reducing the wolf population, Palin may have believed that it would help protect the caribou population and benefit hunters. Additionally, Palin may have supported this measure as a way to appease certain interest groups or to gain political support from hunters and ranchers.

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  • 16. 

    After the 2008 election, Politico reported that the Republican National Committee had spent a hundred and fifty thousand dollars on clothes and accessories for the Palin family. By comparison, how much did the U.S. pay for Alaska in 1867?

    • A.

      A hundred fifty thousand dollars

    • B.

      A million dollars

    • C.

      Seven million dollars

    • D.

      Seventy million dollars

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven million dollars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Seven million dollars." This answer is based on the historical fact that the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for this amount. The question is asking for a comparison between the amount spent on clothes and accessories for the Palin family and the cost of purchasing Alaska.

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  • 17. 

    On what day in 2009 did Palin announce her resignation as governor of Alaska?

    • A.

      January 21st, the day after Obama’s Inauguration

    • B.

      May 25th, Memorial Day

    • C.

      July 3rd, the day before Independence Day

    • D.

      October 18th, Alaska Day

    Correct Answer
    C. July 3rd, the day before Independence Day
    Explanation
    Palin announced her resignation as governor of Alaska on July 3rd, the day before Independence Day.

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  • 18. 

    Who recently called Palin a front-runner for the 2012 Presidential campaign, and put himself in “fourth” behind her, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee?

    • A.

      Rudy Giuliani

    • B.

      Newt Gingrich

    • C.

      Pat Buchanan

    • D.

      Haley Barbour

    Correct Answer
    B. Newt Gingrich
    Explanation
    Newt Gingrich recently called Palin a front-runner for the 2012 Presidential campaign and put himself in "fourth" behind her, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following comments has NOT been made by Palin regarding the possibility of a 2012 Presidential run?

    • A.

      “I would give it a shot.”

    • B.

      "I would be in it to win it."

    • C.

      "I think that it would be absurd to not consider what it is that I could potentially do to help our country.”

    • D.

      "I was very acutely aware of how hard '08 was going to be and how likely it was that we were going to lose [but] '12 is different."

    Correct Answer
    D. "I was very acutely aware of how hard '08 was going to be and how likely it was that we were going to lose [but] '12 is different."
    Explanation
    That last one was Newt Gingrich.

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