The Penguin Book Quiz

The Penguin Book Quiz

Author: James Walton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241986042

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

View: 595

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DAY ACTIVITY! Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)

The Ultimate India Quiz Book

The Ultimate India Quiz Book

Author: Derek O`brien

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143102079

Category: India

Page: 284

View: 645

The Perfect Blend Of Entertainment And Education . . . Commemorating Sixty Years Of India S Independence And Reflecting India S Many Facets, This Definitive Volume Packs In 3000 Questions In Sixty Chapters, Testing The Answering Skills Of Any Quiz-Lover. Each Chapter Contains Fifty Questions On A Range Of Subjects From Ancient, Medieval And Modern India To Alternative Medicine, And Fairs And Festivals, Indian Cricket, Indian Diaspora, Hindi And Regional Films To Science, Traditional Sport And Youth Affairs, Travel, The Ramayana And The Mahabharata. Put Your Knowledge Of India To The Ultimate Test With This Valuable Volume For Facts, Figures, Events, History, Literature, Politics, And Much More.

The Penguin India 2001 Quiz Book

The Penguin India 2001 Quiz Book

Author: Gopa Sabharwal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051636572

Category: Crossword puzzles

Page: 222

View: 570

This outstanding quiz book contains 2000 questions at various levels of difficulty, which are not available on any current quiz circuit. Divided into crossword grids, and multiple-choice, rapid fire and core questions, all exclusively on India, this book is guaranteed to provide hours of intellectual entertainment.

Bamber Gascoigne's Challenging Quiz Book

Bamber Gascoigne's Challenging Quiz Book

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141901022

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 416

View: 515

Who was the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated? The demolition of the old London Bridge put an end to what famous tradition? Which philosopher caught a fatal chill returning from a predawn lesson given to Queen Christina of Sweden? What was the real name of Buffalo Bill? Which mutiny, leading to a war of independence, was provoked by the use of animal fat? What was smuggled from Alexandria to Venice in, it is said, a barrel of pork? What did Pope Innocent III outlaw, as a weapon of mass destruction? Who, on the first day of 1660, had the remains of a turkey for breakfast and began a new project? Prepare to have your general knowledge tested by the best quizmaster in the business. Here are 2000 of the world's strangest and most stimulating questions, laid out in a series of thematic quizzes that cover art , literature, politics, sport, geography and history and span all the countries of the world. Bamber Gascoigne's fascination with knowledge is highly contagious and his answers give you the context you need to find out even more. And as to the answers to the questions above -- well, you'll have to read the book...

The Great Penguin Quiz Book

The Great Penguin Quiz Book

Author: David Brechin-Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 0143018345

Category: Australia

Page: 359

View: 554

Reference tool for people who enjoy quizzes and general knowledge. Text is divided into six familiar categories - entertainment, geography, history, science, sport and arts and provides a huge range of information. Each category has 600 questions arranged into four levels of difficulty, from easy to very difficult. A special New Zealand and Australian section is also included.