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Oregon Quizzes: Oregon History, Statehood to Present

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  1. What large group of Oregonians was sent to internment camps for the duration of World War II?
a. Native Americans
b. German Americans
c. Japanese Americans
d. Italian Americans

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  2. What best describes the "Oregon System"?
a. The progressive land use system that includes growth restrictions
b. A set of reforms that included election initiative and referendum
c. The free college education system that ran from 1929 to 1956
d. The system of providing free health care to low income Oregonians

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  3. How many blacks and mulattoes were counted in the 1860 Oregon census?
a. 124
b. 3,046
c. 11,948
d. 33,285

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  4. What animal came to symbolize the conflict between environmentalists and timber communities over the fate of Oregon's forests in the 1990s?
a. Cougar
b. White-tail deer
c. Beaver
d. Spotted owl

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  5. Name one thing NOT associated with Governor Tom McCall:
a. Land use planning advances
b. Oregon Bottle Bill
c. Oregon Health Plan
d. Willamette Greenway

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  6. What federal program put several million young American males to work during the Great Depression?
a. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
b. Works Projects Administration (WPA)
c. Public Works Administration (PWA)
d. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

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  7. What are gyppos?
a. Investment swindlers
b. Cut rate local food markets
c. Small scale loggers
d. University graduate teaching assistants

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  8. Name the state with a constitution NOT used as a model for the 1857 Oregon Constitution?
a. Iowa
b. Illinois
c. Indiana
d. Michigan

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  9. Which Indian leader led his Nez Perce band on a brilliant retreat, eluding the U.S. Army for months in 1877?
a. Chief Kilchis
b. Chief Paulina
c. Chief Joseph, the Younger
d. Chief Concomly

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  10. What Oregon industry used traps, seine nets, and wheels?
a. Mining
b. Salmon fishing
c. Logging
d. Agriculture
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