The winners ("Team Linked" — Oscar Santillana, Emma Chaiken, Linda Santiago, Amanda Kaster and Chris Averill) scored 12 points. Can you beat them? Put your knowledge to the test and give it a try. The questions are below. No Googling! We'll post the answers next week.
Q: What took the Taste of America honors in 2013?
Q: When is the Taste of America winner announced?
Q: Where do you vote?
Q: Ninety percent of the nation’s avocados come from which state?
Q: Which two Members of Congress have won the lottery?
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?)
Q: Which former American Idol contestant won an election — maybe?
Q: Name the district and member he is trying to unseat.
Q: This food was introduced at the Texas State Fair sometime between 1938 and 1942.
Q: Which senator was born in Washington, D.C.?
Q: Who was the only president to be subsequently elected to the House?
Bonus question: Which president had a brewery?
Q: Which member of Congress was born in Baltimore and is a mayor's daughter?
Q: What is that lawmaker's favorite food?
Q: What is an apigigi?
Q: Which member of Congress built his own “off the grid” house that gets its electricity from solar panels, geothermal sources and other means?
Q: Name all Elite Eight from last year's competition.
Bonus question: What percentage of beer drinkers identify themselves as Republicans?