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UK Public Library Members Quiz

 

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The theme for the October - November 2017 Public Library Members Quiz is 'Witchcraft'.

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 30th November 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.

Download the PDF version of this quiz.


1. How many people were prosecuted as witches in Essex, under the Witchcraft Act of 1563?

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2. In 16th and 17th century Scotland, how many people were executed for witchcraft?

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3. What was the original meaning of the word 'wizard'?

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4. In what century did cats become directly associated with witchcraft?

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5. Who wrote "Endymion", a play that presented a rare example of witchcraft on the Elizabethan Stage?

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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 November 2017.