Derek’s Picks: The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien features a collection of favourite quizzes from Asia’s Number 1 quiz master, Derek O’Brien.
Summary Of The Book
Derek’s Picks: The Best Quizzes Of Derek O’Brien features a variety of questions which are educational and informative. The questions feature thought-provoking facts, and good-to-know trivia. The author, Derek O’Brien, has amassed together hundreds of questions in this tempting volume. The questions provide coverage of a diverse array of topics such as Coffee, Cleopatra, the Chinese New Year, Crocodiles, the Grammy Awards, Mars, Tsunamis, Gujarat, West Asia, and Swans. Many of Derek’s questions also cover well-known personalities such as Asha Bhonsle, Lady Diana, Isaac Newton, Shakespeare, Pablo Picasso, and Winnie the Pooh.
The questions are designed to test the depth and extent of the readers’ knowledge on various subjects. Some examples of questions from the book are which supercontinent did Antarctica belong to, what two shading styles did Leonardo use to produce effects in his work, what feature in camel’s eyelids provide protection from the desert sun and dust, and what is the study of fish called. This book is suitable for teachers, students, quiz aficionados, casual readers, and professionals. Derek's Picks: The Best Quizzes Of Derek O'Brien is guaranteed to keep readers busy for days.
Derek's Picks: The Best Quizzes Of Derek O'Brien was published in 2008.
About Derek O’Brien
Derek O’Brien is an author, Member of Parliament, and acclaimed television personality. He has authored numerous books on quizzes. Some of these titles are The Puffin Factfinder, Essential Knowledge Quiz Book, Speak Up, Speak Out: My Favourite Elocution Pieces And How To Deliver Them, and The Ultimate India Quiz Book.
O’Brien completed his education at St. Columba’s School and Scottish Church College. He began his journalism career at Sportsworld magazine. He later changed career paths to advertising when he started working at Ogilvy. O’Brien is currently the host of The Bournvita Quiz Contest, which is the longest running game show on television. He is also the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. Derek is married to Dr. Tonuca Basu. Together, they have a daughter named Aanya. Derek currently resides in Kolkata.