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Derek’s Picks

Derek’s Picks

Derek O'Brien
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Personal favourites of Asia’s no. 1 quizmaster Derek O’Brien is recognized as India’s leading quizmaster. From his vast repertoire of questions that span the informative and educational, thought-provoking facts and trivia, he has gleaned hundreds of his favourites 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? Whether you are a student, teacher, professional, quiz aficionado, or just a casual reader, this book will keep you engrossed for days.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Apr/2008

ISBN: 9780143063414

Length : 360 Pages

Derek’s Picks

Derek O'Brien
Overview

Personal favourites of Asia’s no. 1 quizmaster Derek O’Brien is recognized as India’s leading quizmaster. From his vast repertoire of questions that span the informative and educational, thought-provoking facts and trivia, he has gleaned hundreds of his favourites 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? Whether you are a student, teacher, professional, quiz aficionado, or just a casual reader, this book will keep you engrossed for days.

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Derek O'Brien

Derek O'Brien is a twice-serving member of Parliament as well as India's most famous quizmaster, an author and public speaker.

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