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This Week In Political Trivia: March 11

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  • 1. 
    What congressman-turned-senator, partly inspired by the death of his chain-smoking father, led a successful fight to ban smoking on domestic airline flights?
    • A. 

      Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

    • B. 

      Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

    • C. 

      Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

    • D. 

      Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

  • 2. 
    The mother of Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., formerly worked at a casino in what city?
    • A. 

      Las Vegas

    • B. 

      Reno

    • C. 

      Carson City

    • D. 

      South Lake Tahoe

  • 3. 
    What former member of Congress learned to fly before learning to drive?
    • A. 

      Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska

    • B. 

      Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio

    • C. 

      Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M.

    • D. 

      Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.

  • 4. 
    Who is the only current member of Congress who served with Barack Obama in the Illinois State Senate?
    • A. 

      Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill.

    • B. 

      Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.

    • C. 

      Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

    • D. 

      Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.

  • 5. 
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., clerked one summer at the law firm of what famous American politician?
    • A. 

      Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.

    • B. 

      Former Sen. Al D'Amato, R-N.Y.

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Former Gov. Michael Dukakis, D-Mass.