Library Land Trivia – Get to it!

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Here’s the deal: you’ve got four questions, a bonus question and a super bonus question. Choose the best answer for each of the questions. You have until Friday (September 12) – 8 AM. Now get to it!

1) What’s a periodical?
A) bathroom reading
B) a species that only survived for a short time (e.g. dinosaurs)
C) a publication issued with regular frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)
D) a nasty form of tooth decay

2) If you check out one of our laptops in the library, which floor do you have to be on to use the wireless?
A) the main floor
B) the first, second or third floors
C) all four floors
D) the library doesn’t have wireless, silly.

3) You notice that we have movies like the Departed and Batman Begins and you’d like to check them out. How long do you get them?
A) two weeks
B) two days, just like Blockbuster new releases
C) seven hours, thirty-eight minutes and sixteen seconds
D) forever and a day

4) What’s the name of the library’s café?
A) The Coffee Shhh-oppe
B) The Cage in the Corner
C) Starbooks
D) Food For Thought

Why does the University Library Blog have a place for comments?
A) We want to hear from you, and the blog presents the perfect medium in which to get that feedback.
B) It’s just a front – we don’t care what you think.
C) The comments section looks pretty.
D) Wait… there’s a place for comments?

It’s not so much of a question as it is a dare.

We dare you to post a comment to the University Library Blog – make sure to include your name and e-mail address in order to get credit. Just don’t post the answers.

To ENTER: Either A) come into the library and fill out an answer form at one of the library’s friendly desks or B) send an e-mail to Kyle Naff ( – subject line trivia contest) with your responses.

The winner will be notified on Friday, September 12.

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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33 Responses to Library Land Trivia – Get to it!

  1. Ashley says:

    I was required to buy books for my English class, but seeing as how I am a broke college student I didn’t want to spend $100 on books I would probably only read twice. So I decided to go to the library and see if the books that were required were there. AND THEY WERE! The library saved my $100! Thanks :]

    that’s one great way to use the library, ashley!

  2. Ellen Derer says:

    This quiz was a great way to get the freshman more in tune with the library. I did not know any of this until I took this quiz. Great idea!

    it doesn’t just help freshmen, ellen!

  3. Anne Kimball says:

    You should write for Leno!

  4. Chris Kautza says:

    Cool Contest! 🙂 First Comment! Woo Hoo!

  5. Angela Gasner says:

    How frequent are the Library Land Trivia contests going to be?

    depending on its popularity – we may bring it back for the spring semester. but most likely we’ll have it at the beginning of each fall sememster

  6. Nicki Viso says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Library Land Trivia! I remember it from last year and thought it was a fantastic idea. Kudos to whoever thought up this idea.

  7. Tabatha Gullikson says:

    I <3 the library. I never have to buy books for my classes between the library and textbook rental. Plus the periodicals peeople are amazing!

    ummmm… you’re kind of biased, tabatha… 🙂

  8. Keith Wartznluft says:

    The Library seems like a pretty chill place! I’m sure I will spend alot of time there during finals!!!

    it IS a pretty chill place (literally, it’s frigid in here) – but you don’t have to wait until finals to hang out here. you might want to bring a sweatshirt, though. 🙂

  9. Jeremy Collier says:

    I’m a big fan of free stuff; plus, libraries are pretty awesome; therefore, this whole connest is a winning idea.

    libraries, FTW!

  10. Lisa Kiesewetter says:

    Great idea! I’m excited about the contests this year! Thanks!! 🙂

  11. Sarah Rodefer says:

    I love this idea! *fingers crossed*

  12. Tana Knight says:

    Fun stuff =]

  13. Jon Tajnai says:

    I like the unique questions to help people learn more about the campus, and making life a little more exciting by giving away prizes to students.

  14. Jason Kramer says:

    Cool quiz helped me learn the library real well

  15. Leon White says:

    Everyone should take advantage of the library trivia! You learn a lot of things about the library easier and there are many great prizes!

  16. Joseph Carroll says:

    It is fantastic that the library wants to promote silent study, but the loudest and most offensive offender is the library themselves with their **”fantastic”** clocks. If I wanted to hear a beep, click, or any other kind of sound every 60 seconds I can arrange that myself. If I want a silent study I expect it. Lets open our eyes and fix the problem.

    thanks for your concern – for the last four months or so, the clocks have been an hour off (until today, miraculously) – at least now they’ll be clicking on the right time. we’ll see what we can do.

  17. Brandon Gresl says:

    Never knew you could rent movies from the library before… thanks.

  18. Andrea Lopez says:

    Cool way to learn things i never knew about the library!

  19. Gina Miller says:

    I believe this library contest is a good way to allow students to learn about all of the services the library really has. I learned alot!! Thanks!

  20. Amanda Kramer says:

    so im posting a comment on the library’s website, sounds pretty interesting, but in all honesty i dont even rememer where the library is, lol. but i am sure ill find it someday. i am only a freshman so i have plenty of time to learn where it is, lol. but i also think this question contest thing is pretty fun!!

  21. Heather Murray says:

    Woo Hoo for Trivia Contests!

  22. Ilse Fritz says:


  23. Melissa Hurckman says:

    This quiz gave me information I didn’t previously know about the library!

  24. Megan Anderson says:

    I haven’t been in the library yet. I really should go to the library…

    the library is more than just a building, megan. of course, you can come visit whenever you’d like. 🙂

  25. Todd Lindblad says:

    Sweet Contest

  26. Krista Kenyon says:

    sounds cool

  27. Tyler Kleppe says:

    This is a fun and informational contest. It was a great idea to get students to pay more attention to the library. Thanks!

  28. Kevin Nakielski says:


  29. Nick Johnson says:

    This Trivia contest was fun and easy. It took a little research time, but who cares! We all want that grand prize! Bring it to us baby!

  30. Heather Rem says:

    The library trivia was a fun diversion! 🙂

  31. Crystal DeMott says:

    I think this contest was a good idea and it’s very helful. I love how the library is very useful and has many resources. Thanks!

  32. Lexi Pankow says:

    YAY for Library Trivia Contests!!

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