Question 1: What river flows under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, pictured here?
- Colorado River
- Columbia River
- Snake River
Correct Answer: Columbia River
Fact: Ships traveling the Columbia River pass under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, next to Astoria, which spans the river's mouth between Oregon and Washington. They share the water with salmon that use the river and its tributaries to spawn, and the seals and sea lions that wait for the salmon with hungry bellies at the mouth of the river.
Question 2: What East Coast city also has a neighborhood called Astoria?
- New York City
Correct Answer: New York City
Fact: Astoria, Oregon, and Astoria in the borough of Queens in New York City are both named for John Jacob Astor, a fur trader and real estate investor who was the wealthiest person in the US at the time of his death in 1848. He founded the American Fur Company, which settled the Fort Astoria trading post in 1811, the first US settlement on the West Coast.
Question 3: What 80s cult classic movie takes place in Astoria, Oregon?
- The Breakfast Club
- The Goonies
- Back to the Future
Correct Answer: The Goonies
Fact: A group of ragtag kids search for pirate gold and fight off the Fratelli crime family in order to save their Astoria neighborhood in Steven Spielberg's 'The Goonies.' The film features child actors who went on to adult success such as Sean Astin, Ke Huy Quan, and Josh Brolin.