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Question 1: The first Russian ________ in Alaska was founded in 1784 by Grigory Shelikhov.
CityMunicipalityDependent territoryColony

Question 2: Fort Ross, some 50 miles north of ________, was founded in 1812 and closed in 1841.
San FranciscoOakland, CaliforniaLos AngelesSan Jose, California

Question 3: The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and the ________ can trace activities back to early Russian missionaries.
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox DioceseEcumenical Patriarchate in AmericaOrthodox Church in AmericaByzantine response to Orthodox Church in America autocephaly

Question 4: A series of commemorative coins was released in the ________ in 1990 and 1991 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the discovery of Russian America.
Joseph StalinEastern BlocSoviet UnionEast Germany

Question 5: The peak population of the Russian colonies was about 40,000, although most of these were ________.
Aleutian IslandsAttu IslandAleutAlaska

Question 6: ________
Pacific NorthwestViceroyalty of New SpainUnited StatesHistory of the west coast of North America

Question 7: The first landfall took place in southern ________ in 1741 during the Russian exploration conducted by Vitus Bering and Aleksei Chirikov.
AlaskaWashingtonNorthwestern United StatesUnited States

Question 8: The Russian-American Company was formed in 1799 with the influence of ________ for the purpose of hunting sea otters for their fur.
Nikolai RezanovFerdinand von WrangelJohan Hampus FuruhjelmAlexander Andreyevich Baranov

Question 9: ________, Saint Innocent of Alaska and Peter the Aleut have contributed to the strong Orthodox community in Alaska.
Kodiak, AlaskaHerman of AlaskaRussian colonization of the AmericasRussian America

Question 10: Subsequently, Russian explorers and settlers continued to establish trading posts in Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and as far south as Fort Ross in northern ________.
Sacramento, CaliforniaCaliforniaLos AngelesSan Jose, California


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