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Below appear some sample questions from this years State of Oregon Scavenger Hunt. Follow this link to a complete list of questions and answers from the 2007 Southern Oregon University: State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt - Middle School. This page includes questions from the Bring Ins, Music Identification, Art Image Identification, and Where in the World Are You? sections.

PART I: INTERNET QUESTIONS
Documentation is required for Internet questions. The source is the URL of the home page or actual page on which your answer appears. Required documentation is a printout of the answer from the specific page with the URL. Documentation should refer to the underlined portion of the question, but need not contain the exact wording unless it is a proper name or in quotes. Two valid internet sources are required to challenge the Hunt Director's answer.

Sample Question 1.
This years Hunt is dedicated to the woman who spoke these words:

"Most of her stories are about imaginary countries inhabited by imaginary people who have real problems."
Our dedicatee is the daughter of a writer. She grew up in California, but now lives in Oregon. What is her name? [first name, middle initial, last name]? (3 points)

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Sample Question 2.
What major university was described as demonstrating arrogant ignorance of young athletes needs? (2 points)

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Sample Question 3.
The goal is to make the boards out of totally sustainable raw materials. If only this Central American company, with offices in the U.K., can find an adaptable natural resin, they will have achieved their goal. Name the company. (2 points)

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Sample Question 4.
Watch Onslaught and Evolution on the campaignforrealbeauty website. What are the first sentences (one sentence for each film) to appear on the screen at the end of each film? (2 points!)

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PART II: PRINT-BASED QUESTIONS
Each answer to these questions requires at least one piece of print-based documentation; two pieces of documentation are required to challenge the Hunt Director's answer. Print-based questions must be originally from copyrighted sources (books, magazines, journals, newspapers, or government documents). Documentation should refer to the underlined portion of the question, but need not contain the exact wording unless it is a proper name or in quotes. See official rules for more details.

Sample Question 1.
We need the library now more than ever since we are in danger of submergence in a tide of materialism. Where and when did these words first appear? (2 points)

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Sample Question 2.
What do HMS Pinafore, Citizen Kane, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Shining, and Edgar Allen Poes The Raven all have in common? (Two word answer!) (2 points)

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Sample Question 3.
Fans and bench jockeys taunted _________ and mocked ______ for being his friend. _______ said nothing; he simply walked over to first base and put his arm around __________, silencing the jeers. Name the man who was taunted (first name, last name) and the man who was mocked (first name, middle name, last name). (3 points)

Answer a [the man who was taunted]:
Answer b [the man who was mocked]:
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Sample Question 4.
[She] flew over the fences. She flew over the woods. She flew like an eagle now, until she was gone from sight. Who was she? (3 points)

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PART 3: BRING-INS
PART 4: MUSIC IDENTIFICATION
PART 5: ART IMAGE IDENTIFICATION
PART 6: WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU?
For questions from these sections of the scavenger hunt, go to Southern Oregon University: State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt - Middle School. [alternate source]

Article by Cara Bafile
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1/7/2008