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Famous Oregonians Quiz

Based on the clues, name these famous people from the state of Oregon.
Last updated: September 23, 2017
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Clue
Hometown
Oregonian
High jump "flopper"
Medford
Dick Fosbury
Creator of "The Simpsons"
Portland
Matt Groening
"Fight Club" author
Portland
Chuck Palahniuk
Nancy Kerrigan rival
Portland
Tonya Harding
Great Depression president
Newberg
Herbert Hoover
Nike chairman
Portland
Phil Knight
Kurt Cobain's wife
Portland
Courtney Love
Children's author, first name Beverly
Portland
Beverly Cleary
Director of "Fight Club" and "The Social Network"
Ashland
David Fincher
LSD-influenced author who led the Merry Pranksters
Springfield
Ken Kesey
Author of "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air"
Corvallis
Jon Krakauer
Nobel winner in Chemistry and Peace
Portland
Linus Pauling
American middle distance runner who died
in a car crash in 1975
Coos Bay
Steve Prefontaine
Former strong safety for the Steelers
Winston
Troy Polamalu
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level 65
May 16, 2012
No Gus Van Sant?
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May 16, 2012
Only 12% got David Fincher, and I think Gus Van Sant would be even less well-known!
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level 50
Mar 11, 2016
River Phoenix is quite well known to be from Madras Oregon as well.
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Sep 22, 2017
Born there, and then moved away shortly thereafter.
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level 65
May 16, 2012
Or Ursula K. LeGuin?
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level 59
May 16, 2012
Really should add Steve Prefontaine, USA's premier distance runner in the early 70s, from Coos Bay
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May 20, 2012
Thought about it, but couldn't write a good clue. The only reason I know about him is because I remember seeing a movie called "Prefontaine" on the shelves of Blockbuster once.
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level 65
Jun 25, 2016
Agreed. When I think of famous Oregonians, Steve Prefontaine is the first to come to mind.
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Sep 22, 2017
Added him. In bad news, I've decided to de-feature this quiz since it gets taken less than 1 time per day.
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level 55
May 13, 2014
I loathe Kesey's work.
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level 75
Jan 9, 2015
I enjoyed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which IMO would have been a better clue for him. Also thought the Linus Pauling clue was too vague. I know who both of them are, but the clues just didn't ring my brain bell.
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level 31
Aug 23, 2015
Herbert Hoover was born in Iowa, and was elected from California. What is his connection to Oregon?
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level 73
Jan 21, 2017
Well, internet knows the answer if you really wanted to know.

After his parents died, he lived with his uncle in Oregon from age 11 to 17 when he moved to Stanford university.
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