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Learning About the U.S. State of Oregon

The first Europeans to see the territory known today as Oregon were Spanish sailors who were searching for the northwest passage. Settlers in wagon trains came long the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union in 1859. The state has much natural beauty and is home to the Crater Lake National Park and the Columbia River Gorge. There is a rugged coastline along with deep vast forests, volcanic peaks, and fertile valleys. You’ll also find the deepest lake in the U.S. Crater Lake with a depth of 1,932 feet. The lake is surrounded by evergreen forest,

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  • Were the Spanish the first Europeans to see Oregon?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Did settlers arrive in the state by the Oregon Trail?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is Crater Lake the deepest lake in the U.S.?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Beaver State
    • Evergreen State
    • Forest State
  • What is the capital?

    • Salem
    • Eugene
    • Portland
  • What is the state song?

    • Oregon
    • Hello Oregon
    • Oregon, My Oregon
  • What is the state flower?

    • Yellow wildflowers
    • Oregon grape
    • Golden field flowers
  • What is the state bird?

    • Warbling
    • Western meadowlark
    • Mountain thrush
  • What is the state tree?

    • Douglas fir
    • Hemlock
    • Mountain pine
  • What is the state animal?

    • Muskrat
    • American beaver
    • Woodchuck
  • What is the state fish?

    • Pike
    • Chinook salmon
    • River trout

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  1. 8 of 11. I should have done better than that.
    Oregon is also famous for speed traps if you have a California license plate. And a bumper sticker that says it is pronounced “OR-A-GUN”. And also, the one I really like is “Don’t Californicate Oregon”.

  2. The one I got wrong was actually correct: “Settlers in wagon trains came long the Oregon Trail in the 1840s.” It’s no problem, I know a lot about Oregon because I wanted to go and live there some years ago and did a lot of research. Thanks for posting the quizz.

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