Overview for The Ultimate Sports Quiz Book
For sports buffs everywhere, this is a comprehensive quiz book, with a total of 1000 questions on subjects ranging from basketball, boxing, chess and golf to hockey, indoor sports, motor sports and tennis. For the serious sports enthusiast, there are specialized sets on topics like the English Premier League, One-Day and Test cricket, sports and entertainment, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and World Cup Football. Supplementing the questions are 200 bonus factoids on various interesting aspects of the sporting world that will fascinate and intrigue the reader. In the pages of this book, you will find out: Â· The name of the boxer who broke Muhammad Aliâ€™s jaw in their first fight Â· The NBA team for which Paula Abdul was a cheerleader Â· The footballer on the Kolkata maidan who was nicknamed â€˜Bade Miyanâ€™ Â· The legendary motor sports venue that is sometimes referred to as the â€˜Brickyardâ€™ Â· The name of Sunil Gavaskarâ€™s last new ball partner in Test cricket Â· The tennis legend who strengthened his wrists by milking innumerable cows on his fatherâ€™s property Â· What the â€˜sin binâ€™ is in ice hockey Â· The Vietnamese soldier from whom Tiger Woods got his name Â· The colour of the goalkeeperâ€™s cap in water polo Â· The football coach who was referred to as the â€˜Ayatollah of the Benchâ€™ Coming from the quiz bank of Derek Oâ€™Brien, Asiaâ€™s best-known quizmaster, this is a quiz book that will provide hours of entertainment to readers of all ages.
Derek O'Brien (Author)
Derek Oâ€™Brien was born in Kolkata. He went to St Xavierâ€™s Collegiate School in the city and St Columbaâ€™s School in New Delhi. After graduating in English from Scottish Church College, Kolkata, he began his professional career as a journalist but soon shifted to advertising. Today, he is the host of the longest-running knowledge gameshow on Indian television, The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest. Derek Oâ€™Brien won the award for best anchorâ€“Game/Quiz Show at the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2003.