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Personal Development Books and their Authors

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Personal Development Books and their Authors game quiz
"Ten questions about some of the most influential books of our time on the topics of self-help, motivation, wealth and improving relationships skills."

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1. What is the name of Norman Vincent Peale's most famous personal development/ motivational book, published in 1952 and one of the forerunners to the late 20th century surge in such books?
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    The Power of Positive Thinking
    Power Living
    Awaken the Giant Within


2. One of my all-time favourites is a book by Stephen Covey that teaches skills for organising yourself and getting on with others. What is the name of the original book in what went on to become a series?
    The Power of Positive Thinking
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    Awaken the Giant Within


3. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen compiled a tasty-sounding book of touching personal stories of life and love that has gone on to produce many similarly-named sequels. What was the name of the original book?
    Answer: (5 words, think food)


4. David Schwartz wrote a 1959 best-seller for getting the most out of your job, family life, marriage and community through having high aspirations. What is it called?
    The Magic of Thinking Big
    Power Living
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    How to Win Friends and Influence People


5. A well-known book of 1991 by motivational speaker Tony (Anthony) Robbins shows us how to take control of our lives. What is this best-seller called?
    Magical Mind/ Magical Body
    The Magic of Thinking Big
    Awaken the Giant Within
    The Power of Positive Thinking


6. One of the best-known books of recent times about the sexes and differences between men and women is a 1992 classic by John Gray which describes the sexes as coming from different planets. What planet does Gray suggest men are from?
    Answer: (one word)


7. Dale Carnegie's famous book was written over 50 years ago, and most people have heard its title. What is the name of this timeless self-development classic?
    The Magic of Thinking Big
    The Six Thinking Hats
    Awaken the Giant Within
    How to Win Friends and Influence People


8. Which author writes on balancing the mind and body to improve health, with titles such as, "Quantum Healing" Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/ Body Medicine", "Magical Mind/ Magical Body" and "Grow Younger, Live Longer"?
    Deepak Chopra
    Robert Fulghum
    Wayne Dyer
    Edward De Bono


9. What is the name of Robert Kiyosaki's first and best-known book in his series of wealth-creating books?
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Awaken the Giant Within
    The Magic of Thinking Big
    Power Living


10. Which author is best known for his ideas on lateral thinking and his concept of "the six thinking hats"?
    Wayne Dyer
    Edward De Bono
    David Suzuki
    Albert Einstein


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Compiled Jun 28 12