Alaska Dialect - It’s A Thing! How Much Of It Do You Know?

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'Juneau' how to speak Alaskan?

Alaska is an amazing place to live in! Can you keep up with the lingo like all of the locals? Or do you need your own translator?

 Jan 30, 2019

1 of 22Pick Your Answer!

When it's snowing, you can never have enough fur boots, a.k.a. _____.
mutuks
mukluks
mushes

2 of 22Pick Your Answer!

How the heck do you pronounce "Ketchikan"?
KETCH-chi-can
KITCH-ee-kahn
KETCH-eye-kuhn

3 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What do native Alaskans call the rest of the United States?
The OZ
Civilization
Lower 48

4 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Instead of counties, Alaska is divided into 19 _____.
zones
boroughs
parishes

5 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What phenomenon signals that it's springtime in Alaska?
Muktuk
Breakup
Akutaq

6 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Alaskans call the legendary Aurora Borealis by this name instead:
Northern Lights
Total Eclipse
Andromeda Sky

7 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Which "maverick" politician is Alaska known for?
Sarah Palin
Al Gore
Bernie Sanders

8 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Weather report! "Fair time" in Alaska means that it's _____.
raining
sunny
snowing

9 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What is the name of Alaska's most famous dog sledding race?
Iditarod
Icarus
Ithaca

10 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Have a sweet tooth? Treat yourself to a scoop of native Alaskan ice cream, _____!
Akutaq
Akaryote
Akira

11 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What do Alaskans call residents who fly south for the winter?
Mushers
Eskimos
Snowbirds

12 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Any cautious Alaskan driver knows to always be on the lookout for _____ when driving!
Foxes
Moose
Squirrels

13 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Alaskans love to joke that the state bird is actually which of these?
A mosquito!
A fruit fly!
A wasp!

14 of 22Pick Your Answer!

If your mom went "outside" for the weekend, it means she is _____.
visiting the lower 48
camping in the wilderness
traveling abroad

15 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What do Alaskans call people who are new to the state?
Mainlanders
Snowbirds
Cheechakos

16 of 22What is this landmark?

NPS Photo
Inside Passage
Denali Mountain
Glacier Bay

17 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Who stands on the sled behind the pack in a dogsled race?
The cheechako
The eskimo
The musher

18 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Which of the following is NOT the name of a subset of the indigenous people of Alaska?
Eskimos
Inuits
Mukluks

19 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What exactly does "Mush!" mean, anyway?
“Advance!”
“Stop!”
“Look!”

20 of 22Pick Your Answer!

You can spot which constellation on the Alaskan flag?
Orion
Gemini
The Big Dipper

21 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Feeling adventurous? Try eating some muktuk, otherwise known as _____.
whale blubber
moose testicle
bear tongue

22 of 22Pick Your Answer!

Not everyone can tough it out on the _________, but you sure can! And you wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
Show Me State
Icy Tundra
Last Frontier
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Alaska is a wonderful place to travel to… but it's an even better place to live in! Alaska is certainly filled with awesome people, tasty food, rich culture, and unique lingo that only the locals really know. Out of everywhere in the entire United States of America, Alaska truly is a great place to be. But would you get confused when hanging out in the area, or would you blend in with all the natives just fine? Only one way to find out! This quiz will test your smarts when it comes to Alaska culture. Do you own a pair or two of mukluks? Can you actually pronounce "Ketchikan" correctly? Have you ever marveled at the sight of the Northern Lights? Have you ever participated in dogsled racing like the Iditarod? Do you enjoy eating akutaq and muktuk? Do you daydream of the days when you can be a snowbird and escape the Alaskan winter for a vacation in the Lower 48? There might be some slang words mixed in here and there, but we are positive that you will do just fine on this exam as long as you truly are a local through and through. If you are a proud Alaska native and want the whole wide world to know it, this is your chance to show off your pride for your home sweet home. So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button now and show us what you've got. Women.com challenges YOU to take the ultimate Alaska trivia challenge. Will you pass for a real certified Alaska native, or will you be found out as an imposter who is just a wannabe? We're about to find out once and for all!