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UK Public Library Members Quiz


The theme for the December 2017 - January 2018 Public Library Members Quiz is 'Winter'.

Use Oxford’s online resources to find the answers to the questions below, for a chance to win £50 worth of Oxford University Press books.

The winner will be chosen from the correct entries after the closing date of 31st January 2018.

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

Download the PDF version of this quiz.

1. In which famed conspiracy was Thomas Winter implicated?

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2. Every winter how many square kilometers of the Northern Hemisphere is covered by snow?

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3. From which language family does the word ‘icicle’ originate?

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4. W. S. Gilly’s Letters from a Lady, about the famine and its effect on local life during the winter of 1846-1847, took place in what country?

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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 January 2017.