State Quiz - Oregon

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Oregon?
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Last updated: September 6, 2020
First submittedJuly 7, 2015
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State capital
Most populous city
Tallest mountain
Mount Hood
Volcanic range that the above is part of
Cascade Range
River on the Washington border
River on the Idaho border
Snake River
Deepest canyon in the United States, carved by the above
Hells Canyon
River valley that was the destination of Oregon Trail pioneers
Largest city in central Oregon
Deepest lake in the U.S., found inside a former volcano
Crater Lake
State nickname (hint: an animal)
The Beaver State
What is a dungeness?
Oregon is responsible for 99% of U.S. filbert production. What is a filbert?
What does Tillamook make?
Dairy Products
Cloudy city where the movies "Kindergarten Cop" and "Goonies" were set
City where the Simpsons live, according to creator Matt Groening
Springfield, Oregon
Oregon's biggest company, founded by Phil Knight
Explorers who traveled through Oregon in 1805 and 1806
Lewis and Clark
Steve Prefontaine's sport
In Oregon, there is a Armillaria ostoyae sometimes called the
largest organism in the world. What is it?
a Fungus
Level 74
Jul 10, 2015
Jetpunk's first quiz that requires a pair of answers in one order only?! (Sorry Mr Clark, you'll always be 2nd...)
Level 79
Mar 18, 2016
True, but I haven't EVER heard them referred to as "Clark & Lewis!" With good reasons: from their military days, Lewis was the higher ranking: Lewis was a Captain, and Clark a Lieutenant. Also, Lewis was recruited by Jefferson to lead the Corps of Discovery, and he asked to bring on his friend, Clark, as his right-hand man.
Level 80
Nov 25, 2015
Did awful on this one. Was it really established that the Simpsons live in Oregon? I thought the whole point of putting them in "Springfield" was that they could be basically anywhere. I remember a couple scenes that seemed to make a point of that.
Level 67
Nov 25, 2015
Yeah, Springfield is canonically not located in any particular state. It is named after Springfield, Oregon, and it is based in part on Portland, but the show has consistently made jokes about its location being undetermined.
Level 82
Nov 25, 2015
Agreed, In "The Simpsons," Springfield was a fictional city, and was not in any specific US state. Creator Matt Groening was from Oregon, and revealed that the Springfield in the Simpsons was named after Springfield, Oregon, but he did not say it was supposed to be Springfield, Oregon.
Level 75
Nov 26, 2015
Matt Groening is from Portland, and he named the town after the town next door -- Springfield, Oregon. He was partly inspired to do so because the 50s sitcom "Father Knows Best" was set in a place called Springfield.
Level 75
Nov 26, 2015
I should also mention that the Simpsons' nuclear power plant is strikingly similar to the Trojan nuclear power plant in Rainier, Orgeon, which was demolished in 2006. Photos and details here:
Level 73
Jan 2, 2018
Springfield is the town next door to Eugene, not Portland.
Level 83
Sep 23, 2016
I had the same thought. So the clue could more accurately say "Simpson's hometown that was named after this Oregon town" or something similarly clunky and awkward.
Level 48
Dec 14, 2017
Exactly. It absolutely has NEVER been established what state they live in. In fact, in the Family Guy crossover episode when they come to the sign at the city edge Brian and Stewie have an exchange where they are about to refer to the state and Brian says, "I can't imagine we're allowed to say."
Level 79
Aug 24, 2018
Might as well pile on. Matt Groening is from Oregon, but in the show, it is absolutely never established which state Springfield is in. The clue is (I assume deliberately) incorrect. "Based on" or "named after" would be fine. Saying that Simpsons live in Springfield, Oregon is as wrong as saying that the Bible says there were exactly three wisemen... another error Quizmaster refuses to correct.
Level 70
Sep 13, 2020
Matt Groening said it was in Oregon. My brother-in-law lives there and I took my kid to 'downtown' Springfield. Now, you would think after Groening said that of course it was the town just down the road from where he grew up they'd make a big deal of it. Nope. There's a mural, a plaque that Groening signed saying 'To the people of the real Springfield, Matt Groening' or something like that, and that is it. There were some statues you might see online if you look. We couldn't see them, then driving back to Central Oregon, we pulled over for pizza at Ike's in Leaburg, there they all were. Biggest Simpsons museum in the world. Or it was. I have an awful feeling it's gone. The whole of Leaburg was just destroyed, it's just whether they got it all out. The owners were lovely, let my son - who unwittingly walked in with a Simpsons t-shirt on -sign their wall.
Level 60
Nov 25, 2015
hmm not sure the Simpsons do live in Oregon. Has this been confirmed anywhere?
Level 50
Nov 25, 2015
Exactly. The whole joke is that they never actually say what state their Springfield is in
Level 71
Aug 2, 2018
Kansas now has a Springfield!
Level 73
Jan 2, 2018
The Simpsons are cartoon characters--so no, they don't live in Oregon.
Level 58
Nov 26, 2015
Apparently I know very little about Oregon.
Level 66
Nov 30, 2015
Level 56
Sep 6, 2020
😋 cheese
Level 43
Dec 3, 2015
Astoria threw me off, a lot of the Goonies was filmed in Cannon Beach, I think. at least the final scene with the big rock (Haystack Rock). Still should've known the answer though! Cool to see my home state get a mention!
Level 58
Jan 20, 2016
One of the fun things to do in Portland is look for all of the Simpson inspired locations, such as Flanders and Lovejoy Street.
Level 56
Sep 6, 2020
I want crab now