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
mushes
mukluks

2 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

3 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

4 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

5 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

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?
Al Gore
Bernie Sanders
Sarah Palin

8 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

9 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

10 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

11 of 22Pick Your Answer!

What do Alaskans call residents who fly south for the winter?
Eskimos
Mushers
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 _____.
camping in the wilderness
traveling abroad
visiting the lower 48

15 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

16 of 22What is this landmark?

NPS Photo
Denali Mountain
Inside Passage
Glacier Bay

17 of 22Pick Your Answer!

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

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?
“Stop!”
“Look!”
“Advance!”

20 of 22Pick Your Answer!

You can spot which constellation on the Alaskan flag?
Gemini
Orion
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!
Icy Tundra
Last Frontier
Show Me State
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!