Today I bring you a book whose author approached me as he was giving the finishing touches to the book, and it was such a fun idea I could not resist. Now he has published it, and here is a my review:
What’s the Best Trivia Book: Fun Trivia Games with 4,000 Questions and Answers by Louis Richards.
4,000 Trivia Questions in 12 Different Categories
What’s the best trivia book is the ultimate book to become trivia champion!
If you want to host a trivia game, or simply want to stump your friends and family with fun trivia questions this book is the right companion.
The best trivia book provides you with 4,000 questions and answers across 12 different categories such as Geography, Entertainment, History, Sports, Nature & Science, Movies, Music, People & Places, Art & Literature, Animals, Religion & Mythology, Holidays and Food & Drinks.
The trivia games are both fun and challenging with something for all ages to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult, a teen or senior, there are thousands of trivia question waiting for you to be answered:
What do Eric Clapton, Marilyn Monroe, and Larry Grayson all have in common?
Who was Fred Flinstone’s best friend?
What does a Geiger counter measure?
Which gangster died on the 25th January 1947?
What was the tomato’s original name?
Do you think you are prepared to take on the challenge? There’s only one way to find out… You might know the correct answer!
About the author:
Although this might change in the future, at the time of writing this review there was no information on the author available.
I have long been a fan of trivia and quizzes, be it on TV, radio, or in written form. I find it really difficult to resist when I see a post or a video inviting me to test my knowledge on a topic I have even a passing interest in. So when the author suggested I might be interested in his book, I couldn’t say no.
And for anybody who is like me, this is a treat. It’s a long book, with 4000 questions and answers on a variety of topics. They are organised by categories (animals, nature & science, geography, history, people & places, religion & mythology, holidays, art & literature, entertainment, movies, music, and sports & leisure), and each quiz consists of five questions, although there are many different quizzes under each subheading, and they could be easily combined, or even different questions from the different subjects picked and mixed, as it were, to create an innumerable number of general knowledge quizzes.
The questions range from odd and wonderful facts to those that test one’s breadth of knowledge on a topic, and there are also funny cartoons to mark the beginning of each new category.
I have only had access to an e-book copy, and the format followed there were four quizzes (five questions each), followed by the answers to each of those quizzes, then four more quizzes… Lovers of games and organisers of quizzes and parties, in general, might want to check the paperback, as it might be more suitable for those kinds of activities.
As somebody who tries to help students improve their level of English, I thought this book could be a fun way of introducing vocabulary on a variety of topics, and also of introducing an element of game and competition into a class, which is always welcome. I will definitely study it carefully and make good use of it.
Recommended to lovers of trivia, games, and those who are always on the lookout for new ways to entertain friends and to learn new things.
And a couple more things:
As we are talking about quizzes, I couldn’t resist leaving you the link to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar, a blog I’ve been following for a while, where Paul shares a new quiz every day, and also reviews (especially of films and TV series). He has experience running pub quizzes, so you are bound to enjoy it. I visit almost every day, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share his blog. And I would also recommend that you subscribe to his YouTube channel if you prefer the video format (he shares his videos on his blog as well):
And, last but not least, following on my blog post about learning Spanish, I was asked to share any new videos I produced. So here is the next one. We’re going shopping for food. It’s a bit longer, so better grab something to eat before you get started!
Thanks to Louis, to Paul, to all of you for reading, watching, clicking, and everything else, and remember to keep reading, sharing, reviewing, and always keep smiling! And keep safe!