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Subscription Sites Quiz 2008

Subscription Sites Quiz 2008

Our Subscription Sites Quiz was originally a competition but you can still have a go for fun.
Find out the answers and who won the MP3 player!

If you don't know the answers, you can follow the HINT links to look for clues.
The HINT links are taken from our subscription websites which you can access from libraries and
also from home, school or college using your library card to log in.

Use this link to find out how to log in and use subscription websites

Our Subscription Websites Quiz is designed to show you just how much information you can find out if you're a member of Birmingham Libraries! We pay the subscription, so you don't have to!


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1. What is the man wearing in van Gogh's Portrait of Joseph Roulin?

- A red beret
- A blue postman's hat
- A green trilby

Hint: Go to Grove Art (choose search image links).


Note: You need to use the Library barcode user login (not the Subscribers Login) if you are at home/school/college. Type in your library card number using a capital letter at the beginning and the first 13 numbers.

If you're in a Birmingham Library, you don't need to log in to any of these sites; the link goes straight through to the site!

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2. What is the title of the third song on the Goldfrapp album Felt Mountain?

- Human
- Straighter
- Animals

Hint: Go to searchmuze

Note: Select Birmingham Libraries from the drop-down menu to log into the site.
Then click on Subscribers Area and choose musicmaster/pop before searching.

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3. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 helped people to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics. Which other better understood language on the stone made this possible?

- Sanskrit
- Latin
- Greek

Hint: Go to Oxford Reference online

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4. Where was the African writer Chinua Achebe born?

- Ghana
- Mali
- Nigeria.

Hint: Go to Literature Resource Centre

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5. Who lit Birmingham's Flame of Hope in Centenary Square on the eve of the millennium?

- Sir Cliff Richard
- Noddy Holder from Slade
- Jasper Carrot.

Hint: Go to Gale newspapers Gale newspapers
(Try 'flame of hope birmingham' to find the article I'LL RE-LIGHT BRUM'S FIRE! in the Evening Mail).

6. A 'wiki' is a type of webpage designed so that its content can be edited by anyone who accesses it. But where does the word 'wiki' come from?

- A Hawaiian word meaning 'quick'
- A Mauri work meaning community
- The acronym Worldwide Interactive Knowledge Interpretation.

Hint: Go to Oxford English Dictionary online (and look under Etymology)

The competition was open to all young people aged 14-18 years who live, study or work in Birmingham.




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