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February 11, 2016

Roll Call Trivia: The Answers

Compiled by Margaret Prothier

Okay, are you stumped yet? Last week, we posted the trivia questions from our Taste of America Roll Call kickoff party.

The winners (“Team Linked” — Oscar Santillana, Emma Chaiken, Linda Santiago, Amanda Kaster and Chris Averill) scored 12 points.

Here are the answers, did you beat them?



Q: What took the Taste of America honors in 2013?

A: West Virginia’s pepperoni roll


Q: When is the Taste of America winner announced?

A: There will be four rounds of voting and the winner will be announced at a reception at Nationals’ Park before the 53rd annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 25.


Q: Where do you vote?



Q: Ninety percent of the nation’s avocados come from this state?

A: California


Q: Which two members of Congress have won the lottery?

A: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy R-Calif., both have won the lottery. Sensenbrenner put his $250,000 toward charities and investments; McCarthy invested the $5,000 from his scratch-off ticket to open “Kevin O’s Deli.” (Also acceptable: former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.)


Bonus question: On average, how many beers do each legal-aged American drink per day? (½ a beer, 1 beer, 1 ½ beers, or 2 beers?)

A: 1 beer



Q: Which former American Idol contestant won an election — maybe?

A: Clay Aiken


Q: Name the district and member he is trying to unseat.

A: North Carolina, 2nd congressional District. He is trying to unseat GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers.


Q: This food was introduced at the Texas State Fair sometime between 1938 and 1942.

A: The corn dog.


Q: Which senator was born in Washington, D.C.?

A: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.


Q: Who was the only president to be subsequently elected to the House?

A: John Quincy Adams.


Bonus question: Which president had a brewery?

A: George Washington



Q: Which member of Congress was born in Baltimore and is a mayor’s daughter?

A: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.


Q: What is that lawmaker’s favorite food?

A: Chocolate.


Q: What is an apigigi?

A: Former Taste of America winner from the Northern Mariana Islands. It is a sweet tamale — coconut meat wrapped in banana leaf.


Q: Which member of Congress built his own “off the grid” house that gets its electricity from solar panels, geothermal sources and other means?

A: Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.


Q: Name all Elite Eight from last year’s competition.

A: Pepperoni roll from West Virginia (winner). Iowa bacon, Arizona chimichangas, Illinois Italian beef, Maryland crab cakes, South Carolina shrimp and grits, Oregon pear tarts and Georgia peach cobbler.


Bonus question: What percentage of beer drinkers identify themselves as Republicans?

A: 40 percent

(40 percent of beer drinkers also identify themselves as Democrats, and 19 percent identify themselves as independent.)

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