State of Jefferson
Academic Scavenger Hunt 2014 - High School
The 31st Annual State of Jefferson High School Scavenger Hunt will be held January 29th, 30th and 31st with the adjudication on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014.
Scavenger Hunt Rules (PDF)
Over 150 students, representing eight high schools, participated in this year's competition. It was a very close contest! Congratulations to Crater High School and South Medford High School for their first place win with 95 points. Rogue River High School took second place with 92 points and North Valley High School took third place with 86 points. Other participating teams were from Ashland, Grants Pass, North Medford, and St. Mary's.
|1st (Tied)||Crater High School||Rebecca Campbell|
|1st (Tied)||South Medford High School||Becky Kleinhesselink|
|2nd||Rogue River High School||Celeste Gretz|
|3rd||North Valley High School||Greg Patch|
Second Place team Rogue River HS
Third Place team North Valley HS
Hunt Director Kevin Keating
Judges Doug McGeary, Steve Boyarsky, and David Ingalls
2013 Scavenger Hunt Questions
Part I: Internet-Based Questions
Part II: Print-Based Questions
Part III: Bring-Ins
Part IV: Interactive Media
Part V: Image Identification
There are 3 dedicatee questions, 7 internet-based questions, 8 print-based questions, 6 bring-in items, 4 interactive media activities and 3 images.
Part I: Internet Questions
Required documentation is a printout of the answer from the specific page and must include a URL of the home page or actual page on which your answer appears. Documentation should refer to the bold 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.
For further details please review the "official rules" emailed to the coaches. Also, note any special instructions under certain "Parts" on the "Hunt Questions".
Part I-A: Dedicatee
- Our dedicatee has a populated place in Oregon named after him or her, and has appeared on the obverse of U.S. circulated currency. Our dedicatee’s father spoke no English, nor did our dedicatee’s mother and his/her sister was named Lisette. State the person’s name (F, L) (2 points), and the currency item on which the person appeared. (1 point)
a. Answer: Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau (Jean Baptiste is the first name)
b. Source: Wikipedia, U.S. Minti.
c. Answer: Sacagawea Dollar Coin, 2000-present
d. Source: US Mint, Wikipedia
- Cite the ID number (1 point) and name (1 point) of the populated place in Oregon named after the dedicatee who died in Oregon.
a. Answer: Oregon feature class “populated place” #1851671 named Charbonneau after this person
b. Source: (USGS Graphic Names Information Service) http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:1804090434020783::NO::P3_FID:1851671
- What are the official DEC coordinates of the populated place in question #2? (2 points) In what decimal place of that official longitude and latitude would you find an identical value? (1 point) What is the value? (1point)
a. Answer: hundred-thousandth decimal place; Value = 4
b. Latitude (DEC) 45.2873420
c. Longitude (DEC) -122.7581499
d. Source: (USGS GNIS)
Part I-B Internet-Based Questions
- Find the exact number of minutes (2 points) of daylight that will shine on the location referred to below on the 150th anniversary of the event referenced below. Use official Daylight Time and government data. Cite the title of the source (1 point) of the passage and its author (F, L). (1 point)
"For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose than all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.”
a. Answer: 895 minutes. 0414-1941; 14 minutes in the 4am hour, 41 minutes in the 7pm hour and 14x60 = 840. 840+14+41 = 895 minutes.
b. Source: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php
c. Astronomical Applications Dept, US Naval Observatory, Wash., DC, Rise and Set for the Sun for 2013, Location: W077 14, N39 50 Eastern Standard Time; Add one hour for daylight time, if and when in use.
d. Answer: Intruder in the Dust, by William Faulkner
e. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickett's_Charge (Wikipedia)
- According to a Technical Service Bulletin from October 21, 2002, on which pillar (1 point) of a properly certified 2003 Toyota Tundra might I find the body color code? I like Lunar Mist Metallic and Stratosphere Mica. What are the codes for these colors (2 points) and which could I find on my Tundra? (1 point)
a. Answer: Left front door “B” pillar
b. Answer: Lunar Mist Metallic (1C8 white) and Stratosphere Mica (8Q0 shaded);
c. Lunar Mist Metallic is not available on the Tundra.
d. Source: Toyota TSB PA004-02; Chilton Library, accessed via the Chilton Online Guide through the public library. http://content.chiltonsonline.com/TSB/displayTSBHandler.ashx?assetID=27236&key=6kAUBD5BruOJf%2f3tgozUqjXM3RdbjcQqW4sVWiE%2fp2IojfpfKqM07dr61%2bQAWHtTSkxZf%2fzx5WZC2njZXIT%2fK01KZNbS%2foXLgi8YLQzCtiv3CMh5XR%2bgUkU8%2f%2fWx715zOvmwoA%2fQlIq3waDpVfRD4w%3d%3d
- A radio station sponsored a Long Run in the San Francisco Polo Fields one March. How far was the run? (1 point) What was the date (mm/dd/yy) of the run (1 point) and call letters of the radio station that sponsored the run (1 point)? Which musical group was associated with the run? (2 points)
a. I have the label from the race.
- The Vietnam War Memorial of one state automatically honors each of its veterans that died in that war by each year individually commemorating the anniversary of each person’s death in that conflict. Which State has this memorial? (1 point) How does it achieve this individual recognition? (2 points)
a. Answer: Kentucky. The design concept is in the form of a large sundial. The stainless steel gnomon casts its shadow upon a granite plaza. The names of 1,103 Kentuckians lost in the war are engraved into the plaza, including 23 missing in action. Each name is placed so that the tip of the shadow touches his name on the anniversary of his death, thus giving each fallen veteran his personal Memorial Day.
b. Source: http://www.helmr.com/ky.htm
c. Source: Need to find a second source
- In a report, this company’s (1 point) president reported:
"First, we made a decision about the future of our PC business, the Personal Systems Group. After announcing that we would asses a possible separation of the business in August, we conducted a thorough, fact-based analysis that clearly indicated that PSG should remain a part of HP. We can say with certainty this is the right answer for customers and stockholders. PSG and HP are truly better together."
Who (F, L) signed the above statement (1 point) and how much cash flow from operations did the company report for FY11? (2 points)
Answer: Hewlett-Packard, Meg Whitman, $12.6 Billion
Source: Hewlett Packard Annual Report, 2011
- Frank Kelton is buried at Rock Point Cemetery and was a member of the “Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen,” during World War One. What other unit was he in? (2 points) What was this unit’s special mission? (2 points)
a. Answer: "Washington Pvt 30 Spruce Sq WWI" (30th Spruce Squadron)
b. Answer: Army Signal Corps unit tasked with producing spruce for production of aeroplanes.
c. Sources:internment.net, Swanson Group
- Estimate what the New York Times Digest January 15th 2013 edition will report as the closing prices on Monday, January 14, 2013 for gold and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and give a one sentence justification for this belief. (1 point) The two closest teams in each category will receive 2 points.
a. Gold price now $1620
b. DJIA now 13,300
Part II: Print-Based Questions
Each answer requires at least one piece of print-based documentation with two to challenge the Hunt Director's answer submitted by the sponsoring school. Print-based questions must be originally from copyrighted sources (books, magazines, journals, newspapers or government documents).
Documentation should refer to the bold 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.
- An enlightened Scotsman, writing in 1740 on human nature, compared how we view those we are at war with to how we always view ourselves (and our allies.) List the seven adjectives he used to describe the two opposing sides. (3 points)
a. Answer: “When our own nation is at war with any other, we detest them under the character of cruel, perfidious, unjust and violent: But always esteem ourselves and allies equitable, moderate, and merciful. “
c. Source: Hume, David; Treatise on Human Nature, 1740, SECTION 3, Difficulties Solv’d
- Which sorority chapter (4 points) contributed to the Jackson County Library System’s Capital Campaign and is memorialized in brass?
a. Answer: Preceptor Eta, Beta Sigma Phi
b. Brass plaques Jackson County Library, Medford Branch stairs
- How did an introduced species destroy an Oregon town in 24 hours? (2 points)
a. Gorse, which is difficult to eradicate once established and burns explosively when ignited, incinerated Bandon’s business district on September 26, 1936.
b. Source: Roadside History of Oregon, pp139-142, Bill Gullick, Mountain Press Publishing, 1996.
- According to the 2006-2007 Jackson County budget, how much money was actually spent from the Ted Gerlock fund during the 2004-2005 biennium? (2 points) In what year was the fund established? (1 point) What was Ted Gerlock’s profession? (1 point)
a. Answer: $38, 1984, woodlot owner
b. Source: Jackson County Budget, 2006-2007, p.345 from JCLS Reference, Medford. Said by librarian to be in all branches.
- What number (3 points) should be correctly entered on Line 44 of the 1040 form in 2011 if one is a 23-year-old single student from Hawaii, and if her entry on line 43 of the 1040 was 94212?
a. Answer: 20,000
b. Source: IRS 2011 1040 Instructions Booklet, p.84, 1040 Tax Form
- In what mythical land lies Lake Elnor? (2 points)
a. Answer: Gondal is in the north Pacific off Ecuador. Lake Elnor surrounded by moors, lies near mountains snowcapped in summer.
b. Source: The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, Alberto Manguel & Gianni Guadalupe, p. 252, Harcourt Brace, 2000. Gondal is chronicled in the works of Emily, Charlotte and Branwell Bronte.
- Lindsay Applegate purchased the franchise to operate a toll road over the Siskiyou Mountains. On what date (M, D, Y) did this toll road open and what was its name? (3 points) How much was the first toll collected from the California Stage Company for the month of October? (2 points)
a. Answer: August 27, 1859; Siskiyou Mountain Wagon Road; $40
b. Source: Meier, Gary and Gloria. Knights of the Whip. Stagecoach Days In Oregon. Bellevue, Washington: Timeline Publishing Company, 1987.
- During World War II many Japanese-Americans living in the US were sent to internment camps. Seattle and San Francisco were centers for the resistance to this mass internment. But Portland, Oregon was not. What distinguished Portland from San Francisco and Seattle that caused this difference? (3 points)
a. Answer: An important factor that distinguished Portland from San Francisco and Seattle was the absence of a major university that had a substantial Nisei student population. In 1942, Portland State University had not yet opened its doors and the University of Oregon in Eugene did not emerge as a center of resistance or criticism. (In 1940, Lane County was home to only sixty-two non-whites of any
ethnicity making Eugene an unlikely site for resistance to mass internment.)
b. Source: Eisenberg, Ellen. “As Truly American as Your Son” Voicing Opposition to Internment in." Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. 104 No. 4 Winter 2003: 561.
c. Source: http://www.ohs.org/publications/quarterly/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=13573
Part III: Bring-Ins
"Bring-Ins" must be delivered to the Hunt organizers as soon as your team arrives at SOU. "Bring-Ins" will not be accepted once the adjudication begins.
- Photograph each object found, with a team member visible in each picture of the object. Somewhere in Jackson County, find one of the original wheelbarrows used in the building of a field named after a war hero. (1 point) Within 100 yards of the wheelbarrow, find Mrs. Carrie Worden’s address (1 point) 10 paces to the left you should see a photo of a desk. Find the real desk portrayed in the photo of an oval office. (1 point) Once all these finds are photographed, digitally place all photos on one page and print the page in color. Bring this in.
a. Answer: Wheelbarrow located at Medford Jackson County International Airport, under stairs.
b. Other items on display at MJCI Airport
- Bring in the following item:
A termite farm (like an ant farm, but with termites) (3 points)
- Obtain and assemble a model muscle car, tank, battleship or military plane. Bring the assembled item in with the original box showing a picture of the model and before and after pictures of the pieces and of someone on the team building it. (4 points)
- Fill a 16.9 oz. bottle with Lithia Water. Mark with your team name. (3 points)
- Bring in a Topps Baseball card from the 1970s. The card showing the highest batting average gets an extra point. The card with the player showing the greatest weight on the back of the card also gets an extra point. (3 points) + 1 +1.
- Be a foreign-money millionaire! Bring in an official banknote with a denomination of 1,000,000 (2 points)
Part IV: Interactive Media Activities
- This is a progressive question. Each day from the 9th through the 11th of January, Geoffrey Riley will broadcast a clue to the answer we are looking for. If your team believes it has the correct answer, they may e-mail the hunt director at firstname.lastname@example.org but teams are only allowed one response. The first and second correct answer will receive 4 points, the third and fourth correct answers 3 points, the fourth and fifth will receive 2 points; sixth through eighth will receive 1 point.
a. Name this young officer (Rank, first name and last name) who was only 25 when he met his death negotiating a parley at a battle near Southern Oregon. A native of Buffalo, New York, his grandfather had been a personal friend of President Millard Fillmore, from whom he received his commission.
b. The first four letters of our young officer’s last name are the same as the first four letters of the last name of a great Civil War general, who was Commanding General of the Army at the time of our lieutenant’s death.
c. Our officer was killed at Hospital Rock while going forward unarmed to speak with Modoc warriors holding a white flag. His trunk was found recently and is now on display at Lava Beds National Monument.
Answer: Lt. William Sherwood OR Lieutenant William Sherwood
- Find the nearest fire hydrant to your school. Take a picture of it and note its location and any identifiable markings. Determine the official water pressure at the hydrant. Have your football coach text his/her name, school, official pressure and source of the information to 541-326-9910. (4 points)
- Download the song “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen from freegalmusic.com. Text the complete file name to the hunt director, whose AT&T phone number is 5413269910 along with your name and team name. Choreograph a lip synched performance of the song with your team, videotape it and post it on youtube. Email the youtube link to email@example.com along with your name and team name. (4 points)
- Screen the video Drunk driving victims: the Angela Barber story to a group of at least ten students from your school. (4 points) Print a photo of the event and have it signed by the person at your school responsible for signing Form 735-7185. You may also show the video Drunk Driving: The Victim, The Offender for 1 extra point. Fax the signed photo(s) to Stephanie Butler, Youth Programs Coordinator at 541-552-6047 no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, January 11.
Part V: Image Identification
You will need two sources to challenge the Hunt Director's answer to the questions regarding the images below.
- Explain what both images are in this photograph: (4 points)
a. Answer: Tablet and its sealed envelope: employment contract. Girsu, Sumer, circa 2037 BCE. Terra cotta. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.
- What is the significance of the flag in the picture below? (2 points) Where was the picture taken? (2 points)
a. This flag was carried to duty in France in World War One by Company Seven of the Oregon Coast Artillery, National Guard in 1917.
b. It was taken in the foyer of the Jackson County Courthouse.
- According to Grzimeck, what is the common and official name for this organism (in English and Latin)? (2 points) What does it typically eat? (2 points)
a. Answer: HONEYCOMB WORM (Sabellaria alveolata)
b. Answer: They eat seston (SEHS-tun), bits of plant and animal materials that float by in the water during high tide.
c. Source: Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2013. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
d. Clam Worms, Sand Worms, and Tubeworms: Polychaeta; Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource; Ed. Catherine Judge Allen, Arthur V. Evans, Melissa C. McDade, Neil Schlager, Leslie A. Mertz, Madeline S. Harris,, et al. Vol. 10: Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Segmented Worms. Detroit: UXL, 2005. p1-11. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&inPS=true&prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=jcls_main&resultListType=RELATED_DOCUMENT&contentSegment=9781414404899&docId=GALE|CX3447500322&isIllustration=true#gsal_0001_0010_0_img1242.jpg