How many litres of water does an elephant’s trunk hold?*
Millions of Swedes find a question like this amusing. This is why the Swedish National Encyclopedia (NE) presents for free the largest Swedish educative quiz with over 6,000 questions. One can find all the answers on the website ne.se.
In our digital world, people ask for knowledge through new channels. Therefore, the Swedish National Encyclopedia has gone from being a traditional printed encyclopedia to acting in several ways on the Internet and in mobile phones. Our aim is, wherever you may be, to provide answers and inspiration for you to learn new things. This new quiz is the largest Internet quiz in Sweden, and our aim is to attract people who are eager to acquire factual information. Players can test their knowledge in areas such as history, geography, science and sports. Excellent results will appear in a top-ranking list.
Anders Hansson, quiz editor and developer at NE, says:
“Our aim has been to develop a quiz that is both entertaining and challenging for people to learn more. The aim of a quiz should be to arouse interest, not to discourage.”
On the Internet there are three versions of NE.se:
The free section which gives everybody access to 64,000 entries which are more concise than the entries to be found in the subscription section of NE.se. These entries are also available on mobile phones.
The main section of NE.se includes some 530,000 verified articles. With its new design, additional functions and regularly updated content, the main section has become a website offering rapid answers and easy access to in-depth information. Also, there are smart add-on features, such as maps, illustrations and crosswords.
NE school is a section of the website which primarily addresses teachers and students. You will, for example, find theme packages, study questions and learner packages. A learner package is a function which enables you as a teacher to create your own theme packages or materials to form part of a lesson.
In addition, NE has its own social networking sites on Facebook and Twitter. Also, NE publishes the blog Kunskapsbloggen.se, which is a way for us to communicate with our subscribers as well as other people searching for knowledge.
* Answer: About 10 litres. Source: ne.se
The assignment of the Swedish National Encyclopedia (NE) is to disseminate knowledge in different ways, written by over 4,000 experts and edited by our in-house editors. On the Internet there are three versions of NE.se: The free section which gives everybody access to 64,000 entries which are more concise than the entries to be found in the subscription section of NE.se. The subscription section which offers in-depth information in 530,000 articles. NE school which offers inspiration, home-study support, theme packages, films and articles written specially for students and teachers. Naturally, NE also stands for its classic 20-volume printed encyclopedia, as well as NE in three printed volumes and the new NE in 20 printed volumes. www.ne.se
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