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The Best Quizzes of Derek O'Brien

 
Derek O'Brien (Author)
Synopsis

Derek O'Brien has been entertaining us with his quizzes for two decades now.  From his vast repertoire of questions that span the informative and educational, thought-provoking facts and trivia, he has gleaned hundreds of his favourite sets for this unputdownable volume.  The questions cover subjects as diverse as the Chinese New Year, coffee, crocodiles and Cleopatra to the Grammy Awards, Gujarat, Mars, swans, tsunamis and West Asia.  There are also sets of questions on famous personalities like Asha Bhonsle, Isaac Newton, Lady Diana, Pablo Picasso, Shakespeare and Winnie the Pooh.  Each set tests both the extent and depth of the readers' knowledge on the subject.  Among the questions readers will find answers to in this book are: Millions of years ago, which super-continent did Antarctica originally form a part of?  What were the two styles of shading which Leonardo used to great effect in his paintings?  What special feature of a camel's eyelids protects it from dust and sun?  What is the study of fishes called?

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About the author

Derek O'Brien

Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He went to St Xavier’s Collegiate School in the city and St Columba’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 O’Brien won the award for best anchor–Game/Quiz Show at the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2003.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Best Quizzes of Derek O'Brien
Author Derek O'Brien
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780143063414
length xii+347p., 21cm.
Subjects Reference