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UK Public Library Members Quiz

 

Sea

The theme for the August - September 2017 Public Library Members Quiz is 'The Sea'.

Use Oxford’s online resources 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 30th September 2017.

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.

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1. Why is Kathleen Mary Drew known as the 'Mother of the Sea'?

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2. In cubic kilometers, how much water evaporates from the oceans every year?

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3. In which century was the word 'maritime' first used?

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4. What percentage of our planet is covered in water?

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5. Which famous nautical poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge did David Jones write about in a 1970s essay?

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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 September 2017.