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Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book, written by Derek O'Brien, is packed with over 500 informative questions that will test the wits and thinking skills of the readers.
Summary Of The Book
The Bournvita Quiz Contest is one of the most popular quiz contests in India. The questions in the contest tests knowledge, capability and the ability to think under pressure. The Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book carries questions from the TV show, and cover a wide range of topics which will help broaden intellectual horizons. The Bournvita Quiz Contest was first held live in cities, and was then converted into a radio programme and finally was aired on television.
The Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book features questions from the first two seasons of the show. The questions blend knowledge with entertainment and are not audience specific, thereby appealing to a wide age group ranging from children to adults. Some of the questions featured are whose definitive portrait was painted by Thomas Nast in the year 1863? Which name comes from the derivation of the Arabic word 'that which prevents sleep'? In the 2011 census, what method was used to figure out the date of birth of people? The Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book is divided into sections making it easy for reference.
About Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien is a popular television personality, best known as the host of the Bournvita Quiz Contest. He has written several popular reference books and quiz books. His works include Speak Up, Speak Out: My Favourite Elocution Pieces and How to Deliver Them, The Ultimate Bournvita Quiz Book of Knowledge, Derek's Challenge: For a Smarter, Sharper and More Confident You and Ultimate Business Quiz Book. He is also the author of Know and Grow with Derek and Be a GK Champ.
O'Brien was born in an Anglo-Indian family in Kolkata. He studied at St. Xavier's Collegiate School in Kolkata and St. Columba's School. Derek O'Brien started his professional career at a sports magazine as a journalist, before switching to the advertising field. He finally shifted his focus on to quizzing, his true passion. Bournvita Quiz Contest is India's longest running TV show, for which Derek O'Brien has been voted as the Best Anchor of a Game Show consecutively for three years. In 2010, he also conducted the first Twitter quiz. He was voted as an MP to the Rajya Sabha in 2011.