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The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien

The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien

Derek O'Brien
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Derek O'Brien
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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.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2003

ISBN: 9780143030362

Length : 208 Pages

The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien

Derek O'Brien
,
Derek O'Brien
Overview

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.

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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.

Derek O'Brien

Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He began his professional 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 in his passion—quizzing. Today, Derek O’Brien is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates Pvt. Ltd. He is the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards three years in a row. He also hosts the longest-running corporate quiz show, The Economic Times Brand Equity Quiz. Derek conducts quizzes across India, in the Gulf, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore and the US. He is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter. Derek O’Brien has also authored more than thirty reference and quiz books for Penguin, making him Penguin India’s highest-selling reference author. He is also the author of two extremely successful school textbook series with Pearson Education: Know and Grow with Derek and Be a GK Champ. In 2011, Derek O’Brien was voted to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament (MP). He is the Chief Whip of the Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha, and had the honour of addressing the UN General Assembly in 2012. To know about Derek and his company, visit the website www.derek.in. You can also follow Derek on Twitter (@quizderek).

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