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Constitution Quiz 2018

In Celebration of Constitution Day September 17th!


Use the Library's web site to answer the following questions relating to the U.S. Constitution and enter to win one of two Viking Cash awards valued at $25 or the grand prize of one Viking Cash award valued at $50!

You must be a current Cleveland State University student to take this quiz and to be eligible for the prizes.

Please Note: All questions can be answered by using the Michael Schwartz Library’s web site.
(Clicking on the link will open the homepage in a new window so you can toggle back and forth between the quiz and the homepage.)

  1. Scholar is the Library's online catalog, which allows you to search for books, periodicals, audio recordings, videos, and other materials for both the Michael Schwartz and Law Libraries.
    • From the library's homepage, click on the Scholar tab.
    • Do a title search for the book The Bill of Rights in Modern America.

  1. The Library's book collection includes many high quality scholarly and reference titles in ebook form. These titles are available to you at any time from any location, and you can search them from the Scholar catalog.
    • From the library's homepage, click on the Scholar Online Catalog link.
    • Click Advanced Search
    • In the first search box, type Constitution, under "material type", select EBOOK, and click SEARCH.
    • Find and click on The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction, by David J. Bodenhamer, and click Connect to Resource.

  1. OhioLINK is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK offers access to more than 50 million library items statewide.
    • From the library's homepage, click on OhioLINK Central Catalog.
    • Enter Freedom of Speech in the search box and click on Search
    • Find the record for the book Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded, c2017 and click on the title.

  1. Research Databases provide citations to periodicals or books on a topic. The Michael Schwartz Library has access to several hundred indexes, some in print and many online. The library provides access to its databases online via alphabetical and subject lists, and research guides. Many databases have links to the full-text of journals.
    • From the library's homepage, click on Research Databases.
    • Find the database Academic Search Complete and click on it.
    • Enter U.S. Constitution AND Separation of Powers in the first search box.
    • Find and click on the article titled Standing for (and up to) Separation of Powers by Kent H. Barnett.

(Look under Source)

  1. Research Guides are created by librarians to compile helpful resources related to different courses, subjects, or majors.
    • From the library's homepage, click on Research Guides.
    • From the list, find Political Science and and then PS 111:American Government.

In addition to the resources available in the Michael Schwartz Library, students may also access materials available in the Law Library located on East 18th and Euclid Avenue.

If you need help using the Library’s resources, please visit the Reference Desk (RT 1st floor, west), give them a call at (216) 687-5300, or e-mail/chat with them.

To enter for a chance to win one of the prizes, please provide your name, e-mail address and CSU I.D. number below. (Only one entry per person please.)




(Information will only be used to notify the winners)

The contest ends Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 10 p.m.

The drawing will be held at the Constitution Day Celebration on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. on the 1st floor of the library. Winners do not need to be present and will be notified via email.

The winners will be determined based on a random drawing of all entries that have answered all questions correctly.