UK Public Library Members Quiz

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Chicks Looking forward to the Summer Solstice on June 21st, our latest quiz is all about summertime and astronomy.

But stargazing won't help you here - 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 24th June 2015.

 

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. Astronomer William Herschel became the first person in history to discover a planet of the solar system. Which planet was this?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answer.
 
2. What is an afterglow?

A. The electromagnetic radiation often observed after a gamma-ray burst
B. A camera with a field of view that includes all, or nearly all, of the sky in one frame
C. The force commonly known as dark energy
D. A radio source from which is received a highly regular train of pulses


Use your library access to login to www.oxfordreference.com to find the answer.
 
3. Arabella Churchill, granddaughter of Sir Winston, co-founded which iconic summertime festival?



Use your library access to login to www.oxforddnb.com to find the answer.
 
4. Which word came first, astronomy or astrology?
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.

Name:
Email:
Name of Public Library:
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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 30th April 2015.


January/February Quiz Winner: TBC

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