Can You Decipher Alaska Slang?

Do you believe that you can decipher Alaska slang the way only a true Alaskan could? Take these 12 questions and discover just how well versed you are in Alaskan slang!
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If you're "going outside" in Alaska where are you going?
Outside
Out of state
Across the country
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What is a "Cheechako" to someone from Alaska?
A native Alaskan
An outsider
A city slicker
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A person who is considered is "sourdough" is someone who is ______ to Alaska.
New
Old
Indifferent
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What is a "cache" in Alaska?
A place to store money
A very small food storage cabinet
A fishing hut
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What is "bear insurance" in Alaska?
An insurance policy to cover bear destruction
A handgun
A hunting cabin
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What is a "tin dog" in Alaska?
A dog too old to pull sleds
A snowmobile
A sled
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What is "the bush" in Alaska?
Places you can only reach by plane
Places that are typically very dry
Tourist traps
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What do Alaskan's call "termination dust?"
The first light dusting of snow on the mountain tops
The annoying snow that causes slippery roads
The dust that flies off of a sled
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What are "ditch divers" in Alaska?
Drivers
Anyone who owns an AWD car
Vehicle owners who learn that they can't drive fast on icy roads
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What are Alaskan sneakers?
Snow boots
Sneakers
Chest waders
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What is a "breakup" in Alaska?
A heartwrenching breakup
The snow and ice finally breaking up
What happens when a pack of dogs breaks from the sled
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What is a "sing song?"
A tune you hum while working
Any singing recital or concert
A lullaby
Result
Unfortunately, you're not well versed in the slang of a real Alaskan! While you may have known a few of the slang words on this quiz, you're a ways off from being able to consider yourself a true expert. Fret not, in time you'll get the slang of his state down!

C+, Alaskan Slang Sour

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Alaskan slang super! Not only do you know Alaskan slang better than most, but many of the terms you knew were quite impressive. Are you sure you haven't spent any time in Alaska?

B+, Alaskan Slang Super

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are an Alaskan slang superstar! It appears as if you know Alaska slang as well as a true Alaskan. There's no fooling you when it comes to the slang of this chilly state. Well done!

A+, Alaskan Slang Superstar

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1
If you're "going outside" in Alaska where are you going?
Outside
Out of state
Across the country
2
What is a "Cheechako" to someone from Alaska?
A native Alaskan
An outsider
A city slicker
3
A person who is considered is "sourdough" is someone who is ______ to Alaska.
New
Old
Indifferent
4
What is a "cache" in Alaska?
A place to store money
A very small food storage cabinet
A fishing hut
5
What is "bear insurance" in Alaska?
An insurance policy to cover bear destruction
A handgun
A hunting cabin
6
What is a "tin dog" in Alaska?
A dog too old to pull sleds
A snowmobile
A sled
7
What is "the bush" in Alaska?
Places you can only reach by plane
Places that are typically very dry
Tourist traps
8
What do Alaskan's call "termination dust?"
The first light dusting of snow on the mountain tops
The annoying snow that causes slippery roads
The dust that flies off of a sled
9
What are "ditch divers" in Alaska?
Drivers
Anyone who owns an AWD car
Vehicle owners who learn that they can't drive fast on icy roads
10
What are Alaskan sneakers?
Snow boots
Sneakers
Chest waders
11
What is a "breakup" in Alaska?
A heartwrenching breakup
The snow and ice finally breaking up
What happens when a pack of dogs breaks from the sled
12
What is a "sing song?"
A tune you hum while working
Any singing recital or concert
A lullaby