Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 24 (12-30)

Here are the answers to the Wednesday, December 28th Trivia Quiz #23:

  • What famous Fairbanks icon could be seen in local taverns carrying her own personal Oly mug? ANSWER:  Irene Sherman
  • How did pigeons get to Fairbanks? ANSWER:  Local trapshooters
  • How high above flood stage was the Chena river in 1967? ANSWER:  6 feet
  • What was the coldest official temperature in Fairbanks during the winter of 1961-1962? ANSWER: -62F
  • Who is the most famous Olympic Gold medalist to visit Fairbanks? ANSWER: Jesse Owens
  • What former Alaskan politician once shot himself while caribou hunting and flew his bush plane back to Fairbanks get medical assistance? ANSWER: Dick Randolph

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

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Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 23 (12-28)

Here are the answers to the Sunday, December 25th Trivia Quiz #22:

  • Who was known as “The Bard of Alaska?” ANSWER:  Larry Allen Beck
  • What was the name of the original restaurant on South Cushman in the building where KFC was located? ANSWER:  Hi Counts
  • What was the name of the rumor column that appeared in the Newsminer next to the letters to the editor for decades? ANSWER:  On the Inside
  • What former Fairbanks Chief of Police was involved in a lawsuit by two local firefighters, in alleged violations of the Alaska Whistle blower Act? ANSWER: Michael Pulice
  • On June 6, 1912, a boom could be heard in Fairbanks from a natural event that did destructive damage in other parts of the state?  What was it? ANSWER:  A volcanic explosion near Kodiak
  • What local radio announcer ran for and won political office with TV ads of his face in downtown potholes, with promises to make street repairs? ANSWER: Lowell Purcell

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

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Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 22 (12-25)

Here are the answers to the Friday, December 23rd Trivia Quiz #21:

  • Located at 514 2nd avenue, this Fairbanks company advertised “One day service on rubber stamps.” Who were they? ANSWER:  Commercial Printing
  • Which one of these  Fairbanks business owners has not been awarded UAF business leader of the year? ANSWER:  All have received the award.
  • How many seats did the Empress Theatre have when it was built in 1927? ANSWER:  670
  • After several decades, The Fairbanks Community Band was forced to disband in the early 1950’s. What was the reason? ANSWER: The entire inventory of their instruments were stolen.
  • In 1920, when he was just six years old, former governor Bill Egan’s father died. What was the cause of his death? ANSWER: Avalanche
  • This UAF basketball star impressively held the scoring record from 1969 to 2005 even though he never had the luxury of the 3 point shot. Who was he? ANSWER: Milo Griffin

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

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Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 21 (12-23)

Here are the answers to the Wednesday, December 21st Trivia Quiz #20:

  • What former State legislature was involved in a chainsaw accident while limbing trees that left him disfigured? ANSWER:  Bon Bennett
  • Initial construction of the Tanana Mines Railway, (later the Tanana Valley Railroad) ran into major hurdles in 1904? What were they? ANSWER:  Melting Permafrost
  • How long is Noyes Slough? ANSWER:  7 miles
  • Who built the first framed home in Fairbanks? ANSWER: James Wickersham
  • Minnie Street was named after the wife of a Fairbanks developer? What was Minnie’s last name? ANSWER:  Slater
  • Who was the President of the Alaska State senate during the 1967 flood in Fairbanks? ANSWER: John Butrovich

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

trivia-header

Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 20 (12-21)

Here are the answers to the Sunday, December 18th Trivia Quiz #19:

  • In 1967, what two popular bands performed at A67 (later called Alaskaland and then Pioneer Park). ANSWER:  The Grass Roots and the Turtles
  • Who was the original Studebaker dealership in Fairbanks? ANSWER:  Gene Immel
  • How many times did the Fairbanks Ice Dogs win the Robertson Cup in the 6 year stretch from 2011-2016? ANSWER:  3
  • What establishment in Fairbanks has served as a railroad hotel, a general store, an Elks headquarters? ANSWER: The Big I
  • What Fairbanks musher won the first Yukon Quest sled dog? ANSWER:  Sonny Lndner
  • At what Fairbanks area liquor store was actor/director Sean Penn denied the ability to purchase alcohol? ANSWER: Gold Hill Liquor

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

trivia-header

Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 19 (12-18)

Here are the answers to the Friday, December 16th Trivia Quiz #18:

  • The Tanana river that flows past Fairbanks is the 29th longest river in the U.S. How  many miles long is it? ANSWER:  584 miles
  • What local Fairbanks business owner won big money and hundreds of arm wrestling contests in the early 1970’s? ANSWER:  Bill Larry
  • What business used to occupy the space where the downtown post office is located today? ANSWER:  Safeway
  • This famous comedic actor once addressed a group of people in the shoe department at J.C. Pennys on Cushman St. ANSWER: Leslie Nielson
  • He launched Frontier Sporting goods, Frontier Flying Service, and holds the record for the biggest Polar bear ever taken by bow. Who was he? ANSWER:  Dick McIntyre
  • In 1952, a development company purchased the Davis Homestead near Fairbanks and re-named it. What did they re-name it? ANSWER: North Pole

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

trivia-header

Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 18 (12-16)

Here are the answers to the Wednesday, December 14th Trivia Quiz #17:

  • In a 2010 Newsminer article about wolves, Time Mowry referred to the largest recorded wolf ever taken in Alaska by Frank Glasser. How large was it? ANSWER:  175 lbs
  • What was the name of the ski hill and lodge at the base of it that sat at 33 mile Richardson Highway before it burned down in the late 1960’s? ANSWER:  Aurora Lodge
  • James "Doc" Beckley operated a veterinary clinic in Fairbanks since 1956, and once treated... ANSWER:  A circus leopard with a twisted stomach
  • What was the name of the Texaco station that was located at third ave and Old Steese? ANSWER: Fountains Texaco
  • Stopped for a possible DUI, a trooper asked this bar owner to  stand on one foot, to which he responded, "Hell I can't even do that when I'm sober!" ANSWER:  Skinny Dick
  • What is the record high temperature for Fairbanks? ANSWER: 99F

 

FAIRBANKS ONLINE TRIVIA

The fun, educational trivia contest

trivia-header

Here’s how it works:

Visit www.newsminer.com every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Click on the Fairbanks Trivia link. This takes you to the daily quiz featuring 6 multiple choice trivia questions about Fairbanks.

Play just for fun or enter our QUIZ-PRO link so your score can be tallied and you qualify for a shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes including the possibility of a Can-Am ATV or a new 2017 Ski-doo Alaska Trapper from Compeau’s at the end of the contest.

Answer six online multiple choice trivia questions related to Fairbanks. Subjects include everything from politics to mining to aviation to national disasters to random facts about this great town and the people that have been part of it. Questions will only be available to answer the day that they are posted online at www.newsminer.com

Contests run for the month and both high scores and random finalists will be electronically chosen and announced at the end of each at the end month.

These semifinalists will complete at the end of the contest for the prizes.

The contest runs for 4 months and the finalists for each month will be invited to a live Fairbanks Trivia showdown. (Think Golden Heart Jeopardy!) details and location to be announced) One lucky winner could win a new Ski-doo from Compeau’s or up to 5 grand in Compeau Cash to spend on anything in their 70+-year-old Fairbanks family business. Prizes are determined by their number of correct answers during the grand finale to take place on the showroom at Compeau’s.

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