To be a true Capitol Hill historian, you have to have a Ph.D. in regular order. Or you can just read Roll Call regularly.
Take a stab — pun intended (see question four) — at this Capitol Hill trivia.
Comments or suggestions? Email them to HOH@rollcall.com.
1. The first House office building was built how long before the first Senate office building?
A) Five years
B) 20 years
C) One year
2. How many books did President Thomas Jefferson sell to the Library of Congress in 1815?
B) “In the event a candidate has a death in his or her family, personal injury, or any other kind of personal emergency, the opposing committee will pause campaigning for a negotiable amount of time.”
C) “There is no room in either of our parties for those who would make personal attacks on another candidate’s private life when those attacks have no bearing on a candidate’s fitness or ability to serve in office.”
6. Why did the Congressional Baseball Game not take place from 1958 to 1962?
A) Not enough members wanted to play
B) Speaker Sam Rayburn thought there were too many injuries
C) They didn’t know what to do about congresswomen wanting to play
7. When did the position of chief of staff (then called administrative assistants) get created?