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DEREK'S PICKS: THE BEST QUIZZES OF DEREK O'BRIEN (pb)2008
Author: DEREK O'BRIEN
ISBN: 9780143063414
Year: 2008
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
Category: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE / I.Q.
Edition: 1
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 347
 ABOUT THE TITLE
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.
AUTHOR:
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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