UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Autumn Leaves The all too brief British summer is coming to an end once again, and autumn is creeping in. How much do you know about the literary and linguistic history of the word autumn?

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 October 2015.

 

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1. The “Ode to Autumn” was written by which London-born poet?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answer.
 
2. Who gave us the current first recorded use of autumn in circa 1374?

A. John Gower
B. Geoffrey Chaucer
C. The Gawain poet
D. William Shakespeare


Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answer.
 
3. In addition to being a season, autumn is a slang term for what?

HINT: Search within Green’s Dictionary of Slang

A. A child born in the fall
B. Death by hanging
C. A warm beverage
D. The act of a mollusc leaving its shell


Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answer.
 
4. Which term is the word fall (autumn) short for historically?



Use your library access to login to www.oed.com to find the answer.
 
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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 October 2015.

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