Library Blog Quiz: International Women’s Day Edition!

Posted: February 25, 2013 in Competitions


The start of March is an exciting time of year here at the library, because we are getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th.  International Women’s Day, which has been observed across the world since the early 1900’s, is a special day that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.  Obviously we at the library are particularly interested in celebrating women’s contribution to literature, and so the focus of our very first Library Blog Quiz for 2013 is on women and books.  Have a go at our quiz to test your knowledge of great women writers and strong female characters!

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday March 8th and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz Questions
  1.  Name the Footscray-born Australian woman who is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter.
  2. What is the title of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel which follows the struggles of a young woman with anorexia?
  3. One of the most famous young women in literature is Anne Frank, whose diary is an important and heartbreaking record of the holocaust.  What country did she live in?
  4. What is the title of the latest novel by young Australian author Lili Wilkinson?
  5. And what animal is pictured on the cover?
  6. Famous Australian writer Melina Marchetta wrote an epic fantasy novel in 2008.  What was the title?
  7. Libba Bray is the author of many great novels, including the Gemma Doyle trilogy of historical fiction for young adults.  What is her real first name?
  8. What is the name of the Australian woman who wrote the novels Losing It and Chess Nuts?
  9. Name three books written by Australian author Randa Abdel-Fattah.
  10. How old was Australian author Isobelle Carmody when she started writing her first novel, Obernewtyn?
Competition closed!  See above for winners.

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