UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Winter Wonderland Get that festive feeling with our winter wonderland quiz!

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library to explore festive 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 31st December 2014.

 

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Click here to download a PDF version of this quiz.
 
1. Who played Marley's Ghost in the musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, broadcast on CBS for the first time in 1954?



Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answers.
 
2. How many people included in the Oxford DNB were born on Christmas Day?

A. 200
B. 42
C. 107
D. 20


Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answers.
 
3. The first evidence for the word mistletoe dates back to Old English, but what is the date of the first quotation to mention kissing under the mistletoe?

A. 1820
B. 1907
C. 1856
D. 1890


Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
4. What inspired Charles Dickens to write the seasonal classic A Christmas Carol?



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

You must be over the age of 18 to enter this competition.

Name:
Email:
Name of Public Library:
Where did you hear about the quiz?

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 31st December 2014.


September/October Quiz Winner: TBC

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