Thursday, February 10, 2011

Think You Know It All?


By Dan Smith

Penguin

From the back of the book:

“With questions from high culture to low, spanning science, language, history, sports, music, and more, this write-in quiz book is a lively parlor game, a challenging memory jogger, and an ego-boosting way to show what you know, all wrapped into one handy volume. So sharpen your pencil, put on your thinking cap, and prepare to show what you know.”

Talk about fun! As soon as I opened the package containing this book, it was game on! I just couldn’t seem to put it down as I skimmed through the pages containing questions after questions on a wide range of topics. Some of the quizzes were fairly simple, such as identifying Cereal Mascots and naming the locations that correspond with the colors on a Monopoly board.

Others, however, were really tough. How many people know all 16 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals or the names of the winners of the Tour de France?

As you can tell, just answering the questions in these quizzes is an educational experience in itself. Fun and interesting, mind-boggling and humorous, you’ll have many an ah-ha moment as you work your way through these pages.

2 comments:

brianajae said...

I am definitely going to have to check this out! I don't think even I can come with all of his musicals... Hmm... I'll have to think about it.

Suko said...

This would be a fun book to bring to a party. Terrific review, LuAnn!