Throwback Thursday – The Librarian and Reference Queries

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a test. 

ImageThe test comes from The Librarian and Reference Queries  written by Gerald Jahoda and Judith Schiek Braunagel in 1980.

The first person to answer all five ‘practice reference queries’ (as written by the wonderful Gerald and Judith) will be this months Throwback champion and win the amazing virtual crown made of real kilobytes!

1) With whom did the phrase “something for nothing” originate?

2) What is arterosclerosis?

3) What determines the date of Easter?

4) How many books were written by Zane Grey? 

5) Can you translate this French phrase ‘a pleins bords’?

Don’t miss out on your chance to be the Throwback Champion, be quick and submit your answers in the comments field!

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday – The Librarian and Reference Queries

  1. 1) With whom did the phrase “something for nothing” originate?

    Neil Ellward Peart – drummer for the band Rush

    2) What is arterosclerosis?

    a chronic inflammatory response – accumulation of calcium and fatty material such as cholesterol in the arteries

    3) What determines the date of Easter?

    In principle Easter falls on the Sunday following the full moon that follows the Northern spring equinox. However now the dates are more fixed so the Easter falls on the Sunday following the ecclesiastical full moon.

    4) How many books were written by Zane Grey?

    Zane Grey wrote 90 books, some were published after his death and based on magazine serials published earlier in his life.

    5) Can you translate this French phrase ‘a pleins bords’?

    full to the brim.

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