UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Guitar It's finally festival season, so here's our music themed summer quiz to help get you in the mood.

Use the Oxford online resources provided by your public library to 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 2015.

 

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1. ‘It's about the feeling of being alone in a city and how huge a city can be and how small and insignificant a person can feel in the face of it’

Which musician, born in 1947, said the above about his most famous song?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answer.
 
2. In what year was use of the phrase music man first recorded?

A. 1524
B. 1601
C. 1569
D. 1710


Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answer.
 
3. Which of the following is not in the string family?

HINT: Search within The Grove Dictionary of American Music.

A. Violin
B. Harp
C. Timpani
D. Bass guitar


Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answer.
 
4. Which noun came first, piano or guitar?

HINT: Look for the earliest quotation dates.



Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answer.
 
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 31st August 2015.

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