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Columbia River Gorge: Quiz


Question 1: The Columbia River Highway, built in the early 20th century, was the first major paved highway in the ________.
Western United StatesBritish ColumbiaPacific NorthwestCanada

Question 2: During this period the ________ was forming, which slowly moved the Columbia River's delta about 100 miles (160 km) north to its current location.
Cascade RangeMount RainierCascade VolcanoesCascades (ecoregion)

Question 3: Evidence of the Folsom and Marmes people, who crossed the Bering land bridge from ________, were found in archaeological digs.

Question 4: The gorge also contains a high concentration of ________, with over 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the gorge alone.
United StatesUnited KingdomWaterfallCanada

Question 5: The Portland segment of the ________ uses the BNSF tracks that pass through the gorge.
California ZephyrAmtrak CascadesEmpire BuilderAmtrak

Question 6: ________, the first wagon-compatible pioneer road to provide a safer alternative to traveling through the gorge
Oregon TrailBarlow RoadOregon City, OregonJoel Palmer

Question 7: The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the ________ in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Celilo FallsWashingtonSnake RiverColumbia River

Question 8: The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the ________.
Center for Nutrition Policy and PromotionUnited States Forest ServiceForeign Agricultural ServiceNational Park Service


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