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AK TEST Adventures in the Alaska Economy

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  • Q1
    Episode 1: The first Europeans in Alaska were:
    Russian
    Italian
    English
    German
    30s
  • Q2
    Episode 1: Which of the following provided the main economic incentive for the initial exploration of Alaska by Europeans?
    The search for timber to use in shipbuilding.
    The search for fur-bearing animals.
    The search for gold and other valuable minerals.
    30s
  • Q3
    Episode 1: "Barabara" was a name for:
    a type of living quarters.
    an ex-New York Yankee catcher.
    a device for capturing a whale.
    a disease contracted by sailors.
    30s
  • Q4
    Episode 1: What is a baidarka?
    a type of kayak or canoe
    a type of water-proof jacket
    a type of living quarters
    a type of spear
    30s
  • Q5
    Episode 2: The Russian fur traders who came to Alaska in the 18th Century traded furs:
    to the British in exchange for gold.
    to the Chinese in exchange for tea, silk, and other goods.
    to the Japanese in exchange for rice, tea, and manufactured goods.
    to Europeans in exchange for hard currency.
    30s
  • Q6
    Episode 2: In the 19th century, Russian fur traders constantly feared attack from:
    Yupik Eskimos
    Aleuts
    Tlingits
    Athabascans
    30s
  • Q7
    Episode 2: What incentive did Captain Henry Barber provide the Tlingits so they would hunt for him?
    food
    linens/cloth
    guns
    trade beads
    30s
  • Q8
    Episode 2: Which of the following is not an example of a common property resource?
    the air
    chickens
    sea otters
    national parks
    30s
  • Q9
    Episode 3: In "Arctic Graveyard," William Perry:
    went down with his boat.
    ordered Captain Uziah to the Bering Sea.
    was an experienced whaler.
    discovered the "Bowhead Whale."
    30s
  • Q10
    Episode 3: The whalers entered the Bering Sea just before the California Gold Rush in 1848. Where did they come from?
    California
    New England
    Japan
    Russia
    30s
  • Q11
    Episode 3: Prices for whale oil and bone began to fall because:
    the supply of whales increased in the Bering Sea.
    environmentalists banned the hunting of whales.
    the demand dropped due to an increase in the whaling fleet.
    there appeared on the market a number of substitutes.
    30s
  • Q12
    Episode 3: In the 19th century, whale bone was used to make:
    buggy whips, umbrella tines, and corset stays.
    fine china and glassware of various types.
    organic fertilizer and soap.
    various types of furniture.
    30s
  • Q13
    Episode 4: Why did Ice Box Perry go to San Francisco?
    he floated there after he went down with the whale
    he loved it there
    for the Gold Rush
    to get rich selling ice
    30s
  • Q14
    Episode 4: Which of the following destroyed the market for Alaska ice in San Francisco?
    Ice was brought to San Francisco from nearby mountains.
    The end of the Gold Rush.
    The introduction of refrigeration.
    both ice from mountains and refrigeration.
    30s
  • Q15
    Episode 4: The value of a good is dependent on:
    whether the good is a necessity or a luxury.
    the cost of producing the good.
    how scarce the good is and the demand for it
    there being a lot of the good
    30s

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