UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Time for a break! Flex your mental muscles with our Back to School quiz! To celebrate the new academic year, this month’s quiz will help you swot up on school etymology and history.

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library, to explore school history 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 October 2014.

 

For an introduction on how to log in and access the resources you can watch a video, or visit our 'Library in Your Living Room' hub for more information.

Click here to download a PDF version of this quiz.
 
1. According to A Dictionary of Education, parents who fail to ensure their child's attendance in school have been liable to a penalty of what cost?
(HINT: search for the book, and then search within results)

A. £200
B. £2500
C. £250
D. £1000

Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answers.
 
2. What is the original meaning of the noun school?



Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
3. When was the phrase school uniform first recorded in English?
(HINT: use Ctrl + F to search for 'Compounds' in the school, n. entry)

A. 1900
B. 1871
C. 1817
D. 1933

Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answers.
 
4. What is the name of the college Virginia Woolf worked at from 1905 to 1907?



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 October 2014.


July/August Quiz Winner: TBC

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