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UK Public Library Members Quiz


The theme for the October-November Public Library Members Quiz is The Poetry.

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 2018.

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1. Which couple chose their wedding date because it is James Joyce's Bloomsday?

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2. Which literary movement rose to prominence in the 1950s and was categorized by “distinctive blending of comic exuberance and prophetic aspirations”?

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3. Who are the most quoted male and female poets in the OED?

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4. Which 17th century Irish writer had his poetry re-evaluated in the 1960s?

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5. What time of his life was W. H. Auden's celebrated poem ‘Spain’ (1937) inspired by?

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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 2018.