UK Public Library Members Quiz

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To infinity and beyond! This quiz is one small step for a man, and one giant leap for your chances of winning prizes! To celebrate the anniversary of the lunar landing on 20th July, this month’s quiz takes us on a journey into time and space............

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library, to explore space 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 August 2014.


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1. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the following are all historical synonyms for the universe, but which is the oldest? (HINT: look in the Historical Thesaurus)

A. Engine
B. Frame
C. Materialism
D. Panarchy

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2. How many times is Neil Armstrong quoted in the Oxford English Dictionary?
(HINT: Use the Advanced Search to check quotations)

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3. According to ‘A Dictionary of Space Exploration’, 3rd Edition in Oxford Reference , for how many minutes did the Galileo probe descend onto Jupiter, radioing back information, before it was destroyed by the atmospheric pressure?
(HINT: search for the book, and then search within results)

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4. In the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, what was the reason for astronomer Edmond Halley leaving Oxford University, without gaining his degree?

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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 31st August 2014.

May/June Quiz Winner: TBC


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