Posted: Thursday 7th May 2020
Some of our online resources are great for learning at home. Parents and Carers, here's a fun quiz you can do with your little ones, using the junior version of Encyclopaedia Britannica (aimed at children 6-10). You will need to log in with your library membership number.
See if you can find the answers to the questions below on a variety of subjects, (clue, search for the words in bold)
Did you know that mammals are among the most intelligent of all living creatures and also, in many ways the most highly developed.
1. Name 6 mammals
- Answer: Cheetah, Jaquar, Leopard, Lion, Lynx, Puma, Tiger. You can find the answer by clicking on the page which says Animal Kingdom and Mammals
The Cheetah is the fastest mammal and no animal on earth can outrun the Cheetah not even Mo Farah!
2. What is its top speed?
- Answer: 100km or 60 miles per hour. You can find the answer by clicking on the page which says Animal Kingdom and Mammals and then looking up Cheetah.
We all know that diosaurs once walked the planet but just how well do you know your dinosaurs?
3. What is a Brachiosaurus most like and what characteristics does it have that are like this animal?
- Answer: An elephant. You can find the answer by clicking on the page which says Animal Kingdom and Extinct Animals
4. Apatosaurus is a MASSIVE dinosaur but what did it eat? Have a guess before you look up the answer?
- Answer: A plant eater. You can find the answer by clicking on the page which says Animal Kingdom and Extinct Animals
Books and Reading
Who doesn't like curling up with a book by their favourite author? See how you get on with these questions.
5. Roald Dahl, one of children's favourite authors, wrote lovely book like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG. Can you find out when he was born and the place he was born?
- Answer: A town in Wales called Llandaff on September 13th 1916. You can find the answer by searching on the Biographies page.
6. David Walliams is a famous comedian and author. See if you can find the names of the three books he wrote which were named Children's Book of the Year by the National Book Awards.
- Answer: Ratburger (2012), Demon Dentist (2013), Awful Auntie (2014). You can find the answer by searching on the Biographies page.
Football is the world's most popular team sport!
7. How many countries do you think football is played in?
- Answer: Football is played by more than 200 countries. You can find the answer by typing Football in the search box on the front page.
8. The footballer Pele was a well-known footballer but which country did he play for? No cheating Mums and Dads, see if you can find the answer online!
- Answer: Brazil. You can find the answer by searching for Pele in the Biographies section.
Plants and Other Living Things
9. Can you look up and name two vegetables and two fruits and find out if they are in your fridge? Have you tried them?
- Answer: Vegetables eg - broccoli, cabbage. Fruit eg - apples, bananas. You can find the answer by clicking on Articles and Plants and other living things.
Who doesn't love finding an insect or a bug in their garden?
10. What can you find out about a Ladybird?
11. Is that their only name or do they have another?
12. What colour ladybirds are there?
13. How big are they?
- Answer: They are also known by the name Ladybugs and are 8 - 10mm (0.3 to 0.4 inchs) long. They have short legs and can be yellow, red or orange in colour.
No one knows how many stars there are in the universe. Stars are clustered into huge groups called galaxies.
14. What is the name of the galaxy that we are a part of? (clue, you can also eat this!)
- Answer: Milky Way. Type the word Galaxy in the search box at the top of the page and then look at the entry for Milky Way, where you can find out which stars in the Milky Way as well as planet earth.
15. How many miles away do you thing the moon is from the earth?
- Answer: 238,900 miles or 384.400km which compared to other stars is quite close! You can find the answer by searching for moon in the search box at the beginning of the page.
Have a go at the questions and do let us know how you get on.