Wisconsin State Law Library

2007 National Library Week Quiz

The Legal Researcher's Guide to the Galaxy

Do you have "The Right Stuff" to navigate the universe of legal research resources provided by the Wisconsin State Law Library? Test your knowledge by taking this fun quiz! Quizzes with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing on Friday, April 20 for three prizes: a Supreme Court of Wisconsin totebag of goodies; a tape measure/calculator courtesy of Thomson West; and a USB radio and earbuds courtesy of LexisNexis. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

You may also print the quiz and bring it into the library. Entry deadline: April 19 (midnight)

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Using Starship WSLL

What E-Resource on the WSLL website provides exact page images of law journals, U.S. Reports, Federal Register, and treaty & international agreement publications?

Our Legal Topics A-Z webpage provides access to resources in over 400 different categories. Name at least two different topics that list resources and guides for doing legal research

The Wisconsin State Law Library catalog provides access to many online legal publications. Search the catalog for the title Wisconsin Law Journal. What's the oldest available issue, in any format?

Using the library catalog, do a keyword search on outer space. List the titles that are retrieved.

The State Law Library has at least one legal treatise (book) by each of these authors. For each one, use the library catalog to find the most current treatise having the author's name in the title. List the title and the call number. (Hint: be sure to view the actual title!)

a. Couch

b. Prosser & Keeton

c. Fine

d. Warren

e. Norton

f. Williston

Name four ways you can contact the State Law Library for Reference Assistance.

And now for a different sort of universe. Who Said It?

Match these movie and TV quotes with their characters

"Congratulations, Reg', it's a . . . squid."

"Failure is not an option."

"I don't understand, where does all this come from? How do you get funding for something like this?"

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."

"I want the people to know that they still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for them, and that ain't bad."

"Random chance seems to have operated in our favor."

"Space will never be the same."

"They're like huge seed pods!"

"This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."

"Who was the best pilot I ever saw? Well, uh, you're lookin' at 'im."

"Yeah one more thing, uh... none of them wanna pay taxes again...Ever."

  1. Becky, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  2. Cooper, The Right Stuff
  3. Darth Vader, Star Wars
  4. Eugene "Gene" Davis, Space Cowboys
  5. HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey
  6. Harry Stamper, Armageddon
  7. Agent Kay, Men in Black
  8. Kranz, Apollo 13
  9. President Dale, Mars Attacks!
  10. President Whitmore, Independence Day
  11. Spock, Star Trek Original TV Series