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Barbecue Trivia Game

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Are you a grill master?  

With some of the country's best-in-barbecue competing in Tryon this weekend, we wanted to see how you compare.  

Answer the 10 poll questions below, check your answers, then leave a comment telling us how you did.

  • Where did the word "barbecue" come from?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    The word barbacoa from the Taino language of the Arawakan Indians in the West Indies.
    43%
    17 votes
    The French term barbe a queue, which translates to "from whiskers to tail."
    23%
    9 votes
    The Romanian word berbec.
    13%
    5 votes
    All of the above
    21%
    8 votes
  • What percentage of Americans own a grill?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    75 percent
    26%
    8 votes
    82 percent
    58%
    18 votes
    98 percent
    6%
    2 votes
    57 percent
    10%
    3 votes
  • National Barbecue Month is _______.

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    July
    29%
    8 votes
    August
    7%
    2 votes
    May
    32%
    9 votes
    June
    32%
    9 votes
  • Where is the barbecue capital of the world?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Lexington, North Carolina
    14%
    5 votes
    Kansas City, Missouri
    23%
    8 votes
    Memphis, Tennessee
    46%
    16 votes
    Lockhart, Texas
    3%
    1 vote
    All of the above
    14%
    5 votes
  • What is the most popular food for barbecuing?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    burgers
    71%
    20 votes
    steak
    4%
    1 vote
    hot dogs
    4%
    1 vote
    chicken
    21%
    6 votes
  • Which state(s) considers pork the official and only meat worthy of the word barbecue?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Louisiana
    23%
    8 votes
    Texas
    15%
    5 votes
    North and South Carolina
    56%
    19 votes
    Virginia and West Virginia
    6%
    2 votes
  • Who invented the charcoal briquette?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Henry Ford
    40%
    8 votes
    Thomas Edison
    0%
    0 votes
    Ellsworth B. A. Zwoyer
    15%
    3 votes
    E.G. Kingsford
    45%
    9 votes
  • Which president popularized the tradition of barbecuing at the White House?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Thomas Jefferson
    13%
    5 votes
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    55%
    21 votes
    Jimmy Carter
    24%
    9 votes
    Ronald Reagan
    8%
    3 votes
  • There is no difference between barbecuing and grilling. True or False?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    True
    27%
    7 votes
    False
    73%
    19 votes
  • What is the most popular flavor of store-bought barbecue sauce?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    mesquite
    24%
    9 votes
    hickory
    59%
    22 votes
    honey
    14%
    5 votes
    spicy-hot
    3%
    1 vote
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