The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien

The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien

Volume 1


1500 top-drawer questions from Asia’s best-known quizmaster Derek O’Brien is identified with top-class quizzing in India, for schoolchildren, professionals and quiz aficionados alike. From his vast range of questions that range from the informative and educational to curious facts and trivia, he has culled 1500 of his favorites, divided into seventy-five sets, for this very special book. The questions range from subjects as diverse as the Boston Tea Party, the Chinese New Year, Cleopatra and C.V. Raman to the Grammy Awards, Gujarat, Vasco da Gama and the Wright brothers. There are whole sets of questions also on famous personalities like Arundhati Roy, Asha Bhonsle, Charles Lindbergh, George Harrison, Isaac Newton, Martin Luther King Jr., Pablo Picasso and Winnie the Pooh. Each set contains twenty questions that will test both the depth and breadth of the readers’ knowledge on the subject.Among the questions readers will find answers to in this book are: • By what name is Agra mentioned in the Mahabharata?• Who is the author of a famous article titled ‘The Great Indian Rape Trick’?•Which famous classical musician ran away from home after being denied a second serving of ghee?• Who coined the term ‘information superhighway’?•Which Indian prime minister accepted a spinning wheel as dowry?• What did Phoolan Devi say she wanted to be reborn as?• Which city did Jawaharlal Nehru describe as the ‘Oxford and Cambridge of India’?•What was Queen Victoria’s first name? Whether you are a school student, a college-goer, a teacher, a young professional, an ardent quizzer, a casual reader, or just someone who enjoys watching quiz programmes on television, this is a book that is sure to keep you engaged and entertained for days.


208 Pages | ISBN13 9780143030362
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Derek O’Brien
Derek O’Brien

Derek O'Brien is an author, television personality, public speaker, politician and quizmaster.

Born in Kolkata, he began his career as a journalist for Sportsworld magazine but soon shifted to advertising. After working for a number of very successful years as creative head of Ogilvy, Derek decided to focus all his energy and talent on his passion-quizzing.

Today, Derek is Asia's best known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O'Brien & Associates. He has been the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, the Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards three years in a row. Always innovating, Derek is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter in 2010.

Derek O'Brien is a twice-serving member of the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal. He is the parliamentary party leader of the All India Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha as well as the chief national spokesperson of the party. He has spoken at, among others, Harvard, Yale and Columbia universities in the US as well as several IIMs, IITs and other premier educational institutions in India. He addressed the United Nations General Assembly as a member of the Indian parliamentary delegation in 2012. He has written over sixty bestselling reference, quiz and school textbooks.

To know more about the author, visit his website You can also follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@derekobrienmp).

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