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Test your knowledge of the Wisconsin Legislature and the Legislative Reference Bureau.


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  • 1. 
    In what year was the Legislative Reference Bureau established as part of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission?
    • A. 

      1895

    • B. 

      1900

    • C. 

      1901

    • D. 

      1919

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Charles Kendall Adams

    • B. 

      Helen. C. White

    • C. 

      Lutie Stearns

    • D. 

      Charles McCarthy

  • 3. 
    The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison began in 1895 as a summer program.  Which Wisconsin state senator personally financed the first two years of this program?
    • A. 

      Sherman W. Wade (D-Antigo)

    • B. 

      George H. Paul (D-Milwaukee)

    • C. 

      John H. Stout (R-Menomonie)

    • D. 

      John T. Kingston (R-Necedah)

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      William Proxmire

    • B. 

      Alexander Wiley

    • C. 

      William F. Vilas

    • D. 

      Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

  • 5. 
    In what year did the Legislative Reference Library become the Legislative Reference Bureau?
    • A. 

      1963

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1969

    • D. 

      1971

  • 6. 
    Four individuals are honored by having a commemorative plaque on the wall of the Assembly Chamber; among them are Charles McCarthy, H. Rupert Theobald, and Dale Cattanach.  Who is the fourth person?
    • A. 

      Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

    • B. 

      Albert Hall

    • C. 

      John Muir

    • D. 

      John R. Commons

  • 7. 
    Under the 1858 Wisconsin Statutes, how much were members of the Senate and Assembly compensated for each day's  attendance during the legislative session?
    • A. 

      $1.25

    • B. 

      $2.00

    • C. 

      $2.50

    • D. 

      $5.00

  • 8. 
    In 1961, what motor vehicle feature was Wisconsin the first state to require the installation of?
    • A. 

      Passenger side mirror

    • B. 

      Anti-lock brakes

    • C. 

      Intermittent windshield wipers

    • D. 

      Seat belts

  • 9. 
    In what year did the Wisconsin Assembly become the first legislative body to install an electronic voting machine?
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1939

    • D. 

      1917

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Assistant Assembly Chief Clerk

    • B. 

      Senate Chief Clerk

    • C. 

      Chief of the Legislative Reference Bureau

    • D. 

      Director of the Legislative Audit Bureau

  • 11. 
    According to the Assembly rules, what official is responsible for arranging for the opening prayer?
    • A. 

      Assembly Chief Clerk

    • B. 

      Assembly Sergeant-At-Arms

    • C. 

      Speaker of the Assembly

    • D. 

      Majority leader

  • 12. 
    In 1965, Wisconsin was the first state to prohibit discrimination in employment based on what?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Handicap

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 14. 
    Fire destroyed the second capitol building in Madison.  What year did the fire occur and what year was the current capitol building completed?
    • A. 

      1904 and 1917

    • B. 

      1901 and 1917

    • C. 

      1904 and 1919

    • D. 

      1901 and 1909

  • 15. 
    LRBCat is the Theobald Legislative Library's online catalog.  Besides searching the library's collections, what else can you find on the  LRBCat Web site?
    • A. 

      Noteworthy Titles lists of library materials

    • B. 

      Wisconsin Digital Archive

    • C. 

      BadgerLink

    • D. 

      WorldCat

    • E. 

      All of the Above