Fairbanks Trivia Quiz 37 (1-29)

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 36 (1-27)

Here are the answers to the Wednesday, January 25th Trivia Quiz #35:

  • Leon Crane survived the crash of a B-24 in 1943 by jumping out of the plane on Dec 20. How long did he survive before being found alive by a trapper? ANSWER: 81 days
  • How many floors are there in the Northward building? ANSWER: Eight
  • Approximately what time does the sun rise on Winter solstice in Fairbanks? ANSWER: 11:00 am
  • The bones and skeletal remains of "Effie" were discovered near Fairbanks creek in 1948 and can be found today at the UAF Museum. Who was Effie?ANSWER: A mammoth
  • Which of the following was NOT one of the reasons placer mining in Fairbanks was more difficult than in many other places? ANSWER: Local taxes on the gold that was mined were higher in Fairbanks than anywhere else in the country.
  • In 1979, hikers north of Fairbanks found the wreckage of a USF&W airplane that crashed in 1958 with 200 gallons of fuel aboard. What caused it? ANSWER: They hit a mountainside while in a left turn

 

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 35 (1-25)

Here are the answers to the Sunday, January 22nd Trivia Quiz #34:

  • Which of these countries have never participated in the World Ice Art championships in Fairbanks? ANSWER: Chile
  • This local businessman was instrumental in bringing the 6th infantry division to Fairbanks & once received an armed forces award from Gen Colin Powell. ANSWER: Jim Messer
  • Which one of these songs was the #1 song in the U.S. as Fairbanks experienced their worst flood ever? ANSWER: All you need is love (Beatles)
  • The Poker Flats rocket range near Fairbanks is.. ANSWER: All answers are correct
  • Which of these cities is furthest away from Fairbanks? ANSWER: Miami, Florida
  • Which of these former Fairbanks residents serves as both the mayor of the city of Fairbanks and mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough? ANSWER: Harold Gillam

 

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 34 (1-22)

Here are the answers to the Friday, January 20th Trivia Quiz #33:

  • What year did the last F.E Company big gold dredge shut down? ANSWER: 1964
  • An Alaskaland promotional magazine advertised the historic park as how many acres? ANSWER: 44
  • What south Cushman business was in the original Columbia lumber building and sat next to a bar called The Barfly Club? ANSWER: Rocket Surplus
  • What are the approximate average annual rainfall and snowfall totals for Fairbanks? ANSWER: Rain: 11" and Snow: 65"
  • The Fairbanks Hotel was torn down to make room for Mt McKinley bank on 3rd ave. What color was it? ANSWER: Pink
  • What year was the antique Brunswick "Union League" pool table built that sits in the Pump House restaurant? ANSWER: 1898

 

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 33 (1-20)

Here are the answers to the Wednesday, January 18th Trivia Quiz #32:

  • What is the infamous quote by Captain Billy Mitchell at the Ladd Field congressional hearings in 1935? ANSWER: I believe that in the future, whoever holds Alaska will hold the world.
  • Kiira Sniegowsky of Fairbanks was nominated for an Emmy as casting director for what popular TV series? ANSWER: Breaking Bad
  • Before Sam’s Club and Pace, what was the name of the bulk only grocery store that operated on the west side of South Cushman in the 1980’s? ANSWER: Castle Warehouse
  • In 1948, Carl Brady founded a company that later became ERA Alaska. What did the original letters E.R.A. stand for? ANSWER: Economy Rotor Aides
  • What local banker once owned a Dairy Queen franchise? ANSWER: Jim Matherly
  • What Former Alaska Governor was quoted as saying:  “Anything can happen, while there are madmen at large in the world”? ANSWER: Ernest Gruening

 

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 32 (1-18)

Here are the answers to the Sunday, January 15th Trivia Quiz #31:

  • This Fairbanks colonel who oversaw a cold weather aviation test lab in Fairbanks later has a road named after him. Who was he? ANSWER: Frank Turner
  • What was the first place price for the 1968 Great Tanana River raft race? ANSWER: A champagne wiener roast
  • What year did the Fairbanks International Airport open for business? ANSWER: 1951
  • The 67 flood washed Lloyd Pikes restaurant (Pikes Landing) down the Chena River. What year did he rebuild the log structure that operates today? ANSWER: 1969
  • What was the first large framed structure in Fairbanks? ANSWER: St Josephs hospital
  • In 1911, the Immaculate Conception Church was moved from the South Side of the river to the North Side where is remains today. How was it moved? ANSWER: Towed across the frozen Chena by horses

 

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 31 (1-15)

Here are the answers to the Friday, January 13th Trivia Quiz #30:

  • What establishment, once located at 345 Old Steese Highway advertised themselves as “Fairbanks finest Mexican-American restaurant and nightclub? ANSWER: Chicos
  • What was the nickname given to the failed attempt to pave Airport road with a mix of rubber and asphalt to keep the road flexible and preventing? ANSWER: Highway Rubbary
  • On a typical Fairbanks -40F degree day, how long does it take 250-degree tailpipe exhaust to reach -40F degrees? ANSWER: 10 seconds
  • Kelly Moneymaker from Fairbanks hit the big time when replaced Expose singer Gioia Bruno. Why was Bruno forced to step down from the stage? ANSWER: Tumors on her vocal chords halted her career.
  • Which former Goldpanner player  did legendary broadcaster Vin Sculley once credit with making “The greatest play in Major League Baseball history" ANSWER: Rick Monday
  • Where did Fairbanks rank by Forbes Magazine in 2012 when it comes to best cities for business and careers (out of 184 rated)? ANSWER: 115th

 

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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