UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Chinese New Year Celebrate the new year with our first quiz of 2015!

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library to explore fun facts and find the answers to the questions below for a chance to win either an iPod shuffleTM or £50 worth of Oxford University Press books!

The winner will be chosen from the correct entries after the closing date of 28th February 2015.

 

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1. According to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd edition, what does a whole fish represent when served on the Chinese New Year?



Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answers.
 
2. What did author and royal tutor Roger Ascham write for the queen as a new year's gift in 1568?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answers.
 
3. The first definition of party in the OED is ‘A division of a whole; a part, portion, or share. Also: a part of the body. Obs.’ What year is the first evidence of party meaning ‘A social gathering, esp. of invited guests at a person's house, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment. Also fig.’?

A. 1830
B. 1761
C. 1802
D. 1707


Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
4. In which year did Cadbury’s replace Frys of Bristol as the country’s largest cocoa and chocolate manufacturer?
HINT: Search for George Cadbury.



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answers.
 
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You must be over the age of 18 to enter this competition.

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Terms and conditions
The winner will be contacted by email and the prize must be accepted as offered. The decision of OUP will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Only one entry per person is allowed. Employees of Oxford University Press are not eligible to enter the Competition.

Competition closes 28th February 2015.


November/December Quiz Winner: TBC

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