Overview for Derek O' Brien's Essential Knowledge Quiz Book, 1
For the confused buyer attempting to choose from the profusion of quiz books littering the market today, Derek Oâ€™Brienâ€™s new series of Essential Knowledge Quiz Books is the answer. Here is the information readers look for in a quiz book when they are preparing for a quiz contest or a competitive examination, on subjects that are topical. The first volume of Derek Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Essential Knowledge Quiz Book packs in 1500 questions that will test the mettle of any aspiring quiz enthusiast or ambitious young professional. There are no less than 500 General Knowledge questions here, divided into twenty-five sections. In addition, there are 1000 questions on specialized subjects that range from American Presidents and Indian Political Parties to the Persian Gulf and United Nations, and from Childrenâ€™s Literature and the Filmfare Awards to Science and Tamiliana. For those looking to hone their skills for the quiz circuit, there are also sets of questions on favourites such as Sherlock Holmes, Peanuts, P.G. Wodehouse, Walt Disney, Indian Mythology and Bollywood. Set in a multiple-choice question format, Derek Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Essential Knowledge Quiz Book 1 simulates the environment of an actual quiz show, and readers will have hours of fun with it, whether theyâ€™re quizzing alone or with friends and family.
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.