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Quiz Mania: Books for Your Inner Quiz Master

Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test and embark on an exciting journey of quizzes? Look no further! Penguin India brings you a handpicked selection of quiz books that are sure to spark your curiosity and challenge your intellect.

Get ready to test your knowledge, have a blast, and discover something new with these engaging quizbooks that promise to entertain and enlighten you in equal measure!


Naam Namak Nishan
Naam Namak Nishan || Anurakshak Gupta, Arnabh Sen Gupta, Hitesh Mohato, Anmol Dhawan, Sagnik Sarkar

Do you know why the Indian Navy counts ‘One, Two, Six’ instead of ‘One, Two, Three’ while doing group tasks?
Or that the Intelligence Bureau was set up in response to an assassination?
Or that a Frenchman who had served three nations before turning thirty eventually rose to become the most powerful general of the Marathas?
Or that an army man gave his name to the highest mountain without ever having set foot on it?

Find out the answers to these and more as a team of quizzer-doctors from the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune takes you on a journey across 250 questions, exploring trivia that connects the Indian Armed Forces to topics ranging from mythology, history and art to geography, fashion and sport.

This and more in a quiz book that will help you see the Indian Armed Forces through a lens you might never have seen before.

Happy exploring!


Derek's Picks
Derek’s Picks || Derek O’Brien

Personal favourites of Asia’s no. 1 quizmaster Derek O’Brien, 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 effects 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.


The Ultimate India Quiz Book
The Ultimate India Quiz Book || Derek O’Brien

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.

Happy Quizzing!

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