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UK Public Library Members Quiz

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The theme for the June-July Public Library Members Quiz is the Solar System.

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 July 2018.

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1. Who was the first person to demonstrate that the moon moved around the earth in an elliptical orbit?

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2. How many bodies in the solar system are presently considered to be dwarf planets?

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3. Which word came first: shooting star, meteor, asteroid, or comet?

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4. Who wrote Planetomachia, a 1585 work of pseudo-science that described the influence of the planets?

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5. On which planet can Olympus Mons be found – the largest volcano in the entire Solar System?

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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 July 2018.