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This Week In Political Trivia: Feb. 18

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  • 1. 
    What New Jersey congressman can trace his English-German ancestry in his home county back 300 years?
    • A. 

      Rep. Leonard Lance (R)

    • B. 

      Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)

    • C. 

      Rep. Steve Rothman (D)

    • D. 

      Rep. Rush Holt (D)

  • 2. 
    What member of Congress served as executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia during the late 1980s?
    • A. 

      Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J.

    • B. 

      Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.

    • C. 

      Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

    • D. 

      Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

  • 3. 
    Which avid runner finished first among women members of Congress in an annual charity race in 2008 and 2009?
    • A. 

      Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

    • B. 

      Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio

    • C. 

      Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

    • D. 

      Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas

  • 4. 
    How much money did Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., spend to buy the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team and keep it from leaving the state?
    • A. 

      $10 million

    • B. 

      $15 million

    • C. 

      $18 million

    • D. 

      $24 million

  • 5. 
    What new state governor is the son of a preacher?
    • A. 

      Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio

    • B. 

      Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

    • C. 

      Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.

    • D. 

      Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.