UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Chicks Countdown to Easter with our springtime quiz

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 30th April 2015.

 

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Click here to download a PDF version of this quiz.
 
1. Which Germanic fertility goddess is said to have owned an egg-laying rabbit?
HINT: Look up "Easter" in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology.



Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answers.
 
2. Which came first, easter bunny or easter hare?
HINT: Look for the earliest quotation dates.



Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
3. In which text did Bede discuss calculating the date of Easter?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answers.
 
4. Which president of the USA is quoted in the OED entry for easter egg hunt?

A. Abraham Lincoln
B. Theodore Roosevelt
C. Ronald Reagan
D. Woodrow Wilson


Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
Your contact details (needed for prize draw)...

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 30th April 2015.


January/February Quiz Winner: TBC

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