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Trivia Quiz & Pub Quiz Book: InQUIZitive (Volume II) [Kindle Edition]

Sumit Dhar , Manisha Malla , Abhishek Thakkar
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Second volume of the Kindle Bestseller series and one of Amazon’s Top Rated quiz books

With over 75 five star ratings, the InQUIZitive series features quizzes that will give you multiple “Aha!” moments. Each question in this series has been selected with utmost care and the book features trivia not seen in any of the other books. This is an ideal book for party games, family get-togethers and long drives with your family. Get this book right away and impress your friends with trivia that is truly unique.

Limited Time Offer: Buy one, get one free
See inside the book for details or contact the author at sumit.dhar@gmail.com

Praise for the InQUIZItive Series
- Best concept in a trivia book I've ever seen.
- InQUIZitive is extremely infectious!
- Trivia at its best in this written format.
- InQUIZitive series offers a great collection of good trivia questions that will be fun for almost audiences and formats.
- Fascinating questions with answers that will very enjoyably expand your knowledge.

Sample Questions
Q1. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive. So when they wrote the Latin word et (meaning “and”) they linked the e and t to form a single element. Which modern day symbol derives from this practice?
Q2. During World War II, it was increasingly difficult to import Coca Cola syrup into Nazi Germany due to a trade embargo. As a result, a German named Max Keith, used leftovers from cheese production, apple processing, and variety of other industries to create a drink. The name of this drink is derived from German word for imagination. What drink?
Q3. Given its position between the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe, the ancient civilizations believed this water body to be in the middle of the earth. Hence, its name in Latin when translated to English means “middle of the earth”. Work it out and tell me what water body are we talking about?

Answers:
1. Ampersand or the & symbol
2. The German word ‘fantasie’ gave rise to the drink’s name: Fanta
3. The Mediterranean sea (from Latin; medius meaning middle and terra meaning land)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
As usual I didn't pay anything for this book. It showed up in my email unasked for directly from the author. It has been my experience that this is a VERY bad sign for most books but in this case I was very pleasantly surprised.

In general I'm not a fan of trivia books because they're just disconnected random facts that don't really have any cohesion and don't build on each other well. I just can't stuff all that randomness into my head and expect it to stay put. This trivia book is not one of those. Instead of "Who won the British Open in 1989?" each question is a story and the question is often along the lines of "who is this story about" or "how is this person better known". It appeals because it puts the unknown bits out first and when you find the answer the reaction is usually, "OH! THAT guy!"

The only constructive point I might make is that the book does tend to use up a lot of space repeating the question. The format of each section is 5 questions laid out like:

Question Section
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5

Answer Section

Question 1
Answer 1

Question 2
Answer 2

Question 3
Answer 3
etc...

Also, some of the questions are a bit long so if you are trying to read these aloud to a crowd it might be hard for everyone to follow the whole question.

In summary, immensely educational and entertaining. Best concept in a trivia book I've ever seen. This author has got it completely right. Extremely impressed. Best book that ever just randomly showed up in my mailbox.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Games For a The Brain 20 Oct 2013
By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Most everyone loves trivia, look at all the board games, card games and stand-up games centered on trivia. I love trivia, and the older you get, the more trivia you think you know.

Summit Dharma has given us trivia at it's best in this written format ' Trivia Quiz & Pub Quiz Book: InQuizitive'.what a find this is. Available in e-book, as I have, or hard book format, this will bring hours of fun.

As the author states, "The quizzes are not grouped by any theme or difficulty. Each quiz is self contained and should appeal to people with different level of knowledge." The author has an opening page that gives us information about the trivia quiz and why he put this together. His main goal was to get people interested in things around us. Often most of us are unaware of the history or stories behind everyday things. His genuine desire was to get people excited about these tid bits. And, he has reached his goal in spades.

There are 20 sets of quizzes, with five quizzes in each set. Answers to the quizzes follows each set. Starting with the first set of quizzes was intimidating. I felt a little like a dunce, but by the second set of quizzes I was into the cognitive thought process. Each quiz contains information about something and you need to find the answer. The clues are all there. I started with these quizzes on my own, and then had friends over, and we played the trivia together. It is a great deal of fun, and with three other people we had the answers to 3 out of 4 of the quizzes. We all learned a great deal with every quiz. I did not know all of the background to most of the trivia, and I can't wait go share it.

I try to keep my brain very active, and these trivia quizzes are something I can go to everyday. Note: I was given this book to read and review.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 10-20-13
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazes and Amuses 8 Nov 2013
By heretic666 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Trivial Pursuit became tired and tiresome decades ago but the original format was not exhausted. This team performed CPR and injected it with fun and interest. It reminds me a bit of QI but without annoying celebrities showing off and a hundred times more content.
Have a laugh while learning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Games For The Brain 20 Oct 2013
By prisrob - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Most everyone loves trivia, look at all the board games, card games and stand-up games centered on trivia. I love trivia, and the older you get, the more trivia you think you know.

Summit Dharma has given us trivia at it's best in this written format ' Trivia Quiz & Pub Quiz Book: InQuizitive'.what a find this is. Available in e-book, as I have, or hard book format, this will bring hours of fun.

As the author states, "The quizzes are not grouped by any theme or difficulty. Each quiz is self contained and should appeal to people with different level of knowledge." The author has an opening page that gives us information about the trivia quiz and why he put this together. His main goal was to get people interested in things around us. Often most of us are unaware of the history or stories behind everyday things. His genuine desire was to get people excited about these tid bits. And, he has reached his goal in spades.

There are 20 sets of quizzes, with five quizzes in each set. Answers to the quizzes follows each set. Starting with the first set of quizzes was intimidating. I felt a little like a dunce, but by the second set of quizzes I was into the cognitive thought process. Each quiz contains information about something and you need to find the answer. The clues are all there. I started with these quizzes on my own, and then had friends over, and we played the trivia together. It is a great deal of fun, and with three other people we had the answers to 3 out of 4 of the quizzes. We all learned a great deal with every quiz. I did not know all of the background to most of the trivia, and I can't wait go share it.

I try to keep my brain very active, and these trivia quizzes are something I can go to everyday. Note: I was given this book to read and review.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 10-20-13
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Answering the trivia questions by using your logical thinking, intuition, and insight 26 July 2013
By Oleg Medvedkov - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
To quote the author of this book:

"Answering a trivia quiz question is like putting together a puzzle. If you think sufficiently hard, you will be able to work out the answers to most of the questions."

This is what makes the trivia questions really exciting and interesting. You might not know the facts, you don't need to memorize the dates and names, but if you have just enough general knowledge, you can still figure out the answer to a well-constructed trivia question. There's always a little hint that is hiding somewhere, waiting to be noticed by a keen mind.

The only true trivia quiz game on TV of which I know that follows the same mindset is Russian "What? Where? When?" It's probably the second most valuable export Russians have, following the oil, of course.

For the rest of us, the books will have to do.

This second volume of InQUIZitive, is just such a book. Consider this question:

✔ "Foaled in 1933, he was small sized horse with crooked legs. He loved sleeping and eating for long periods. Named after a type of cracker eaten by sailors, no one in the horse racing circuit considered him a serious contender. However, he blossomed under the ownership of automobile entrepreneur Charles Howard and the unorthodox training of Tom Smith. He was named American Horse of the Year in 1938. Which horse?"

Or this one:

✔ "According to the Guinness Book of World records, this is the most recognized song in the world. American siblings Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill were responsible for the melody of the song. Though the original author is unknown, the Summy Company registered for copyright in 1935, crediting authors Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R. Forman. The current copyright owner is AOL Time Warner and it generates over USD 2 Million in royalties each year. Which song?"

I am not going to give away the answers. Give it a couple of moments to percolate, I'll bet you'll answer these yourself no problem.

Granted, there are a few questions that are location and culture specific. In this book, there are two sets of questions just for India. I really had no clue how to answer them but I suspect a person of Indian heritage would have no problem with those. Still, these are only a couple of questions out of the whole book. The rest of the quizzes are for the Western audience.

All in all, a very good book of trivia quiz questions and answers. Lots of fun.

Disclaimer: I received this book for purposes of a review.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those already addicted form Volume I: Oneupsmanship as a game 3 May 2013
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
A few months ago Sumit Dhar published Volume I of InQUIZative and now he has come up with an even more entertaining and challenging collection of quizzes. As this reader stated in regards to Volume I, `We may consider `trivia' as unimportant information but Dhar proves us wrong. Contained in this thoroughly entertaining book are situations and questions that hold our interest, pique our curiosity, and ultimately give us the answers in that embarrassed moment when we just can't put it all together.'

Not to repeat all the same thoughts, but after spending time with this new volume the feeling is that the game has been polished and the contents made even more clever and if anything, Volume II is even better than Volume I! This series of trivia questions is rich in facts we all should know and helps us remember them by leaving spaces where we should be able to fill in the blanks or supply signs to which we should be able to finish the words.

Example:
According to theater historians, it is a club like baton that produces a loud noise when struck. However, given the way it is constructed, very little force is transferred from the baton to the person. This baton was very popular in physical, boisterous comic plays. By what name was this baton known?
Answer: Slapstick. Therefore, comedy involving exaggerated, boisterous actions is now called Slapstick Comedy.

Or
This English word comes from the Yucatec-Mayan word for smoking. While Columbus and his crew picked up the word from the Mayans, they picked the product representing this word from Tainos island of Cuba. Initially believed to have medicinal qualities, its usage spread rapidly across Europe. What word or product are we talking about?
Answer: The Mayan word for smoking is `sikar' which gives us the English word Cigar.

Or
The company chose this name in honor of the first mate in Herman Melville's book Moby Dick. The founders felt this name evoked the romance of high seas and the sea faring tradition of early coffee traders. Keeping in line with the theme of the sea, their logo is also connected to a mythical sea creature. Which company?
Answer: Starbucks

Or
The head coach of the Florida Gators football team met a group of researchers at
the University of Florida College Of Medicine. He wanted the researchers to help athletes who suffered from dehydration during the games. The researchers created a beverage that contained water, sugar, sodium, potassium, phosphate and lemon juice. The Florida football team won their first Orange Bowl and credited this drink for their success. How do we know this drink today?
Answer: Gatorade

It is fun, educational, makes you blush now and then, but this book provides hours of entertainment not only for the reader (to test himself in private) but also as a terrific family game and entertainment for guests. Excellent! Grady Harp, May 13
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent set of questions, many with that special "Aha!" factor 18 Feb 2014
By Arun Anantharaman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really good set of questions that covers a range of topics. It will appeal to anyone with broad interests and a high degree of curiosity! Many questions are workable if you pay close attention and think laterally, which is always a hallmark of a great quiz question.

The fun thing is if you probe further from the solution, you can quite possibly create your own related questions too. I did a quiz recently - I drew inspiration from a few questions in this book, "googled" and "wikipediaed" further and was able to put together a few novel ones myself!

Kudos to Sumit! Look forward to Vol IV!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume II of the best new concept in trivia games I've seen.... well, ever 31 Jan 2014
By Rob Slaven - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
As usual I didn't pay anything for this book. It showed up in my email unasked for directly from the author. It has been my experience that this is a VERY bad sign for most books but in this case I was very pleasantly surprised.

In general I'm not a fan of trivia books because they're just disconnected random facts that don't really have any cohesion and don't build on each other well. I just can't stuff all that randomness into my head and expect it to stay put. This trivia book is not one of those. Instead of "Who won the British Open in 1989?" each question is a story and the question is often along the lines of "who is this story about" or "how is this person better known". It appeals because it puts the unknown bits out first and when you find the answer the reaction is usually, "OH! THAT guy!"

The only constructive point I might make is that the book does tend to use up a lot of space repeating the question. The format of each section is 5 questions laid out like:

Question Section
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5

Answer Section

Question 1
Answer 1

Question 2
Answer 2

Question 3
Answer 3
etc...

Also, some of the questions are a bit long so if you are trying to read these aloud to a crowd it might be hard for everyone to follow the whole question.

In summary, immensely educational and entertaining. Best concept in a trivia book I've ever seen. This author has got it completely right. Extremely impressed. Best book that ever just randomly showed up in my mailbox.
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