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How To Become a "Britannica" Entry

US journalist and author AJ Jacobs read the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" - all 44 million words of it! - and then wrote a book about the experience. So who better to offer up a list of sure-fire ways to ensure you get your own write-up in the great "EB"?
Average (10 qns)
594 plays
Love, Guidedly

This quiz is about the ancient text, the "Kama Sutra", ascribed to V‚tsy‚yana. There is more to the work than a catalogue of human pretzel-like positions; it's also a guide on lifestyle and relationships.
Average (10 qns)
4935 plays
The Joy of Cookbooks

Most of us have one, or several, cookbooks in the kitchen. Here's a quiz about them.
Average (10 qns)
1458 plays
British Reference Books

Dedicated trivia buffs need to be acquainted with reference books. This quiz deals with some of the better known British works.
Average (10 qns)
843 plays
Outstanding Non-Fiction Books 2

So many were so kind on the first effort, so here are ten more books to contemplate.
Average (10 qns)
516 plays
Like Good Non-Fiction? This Quiz is For You

There have been some remarkable non-fiction books written in the past half-century, some of the best ever, and I've tried to name the finest ones here. Please take this quiz and see if you agree with my choices.
Average (10 qns)
2433 plays
Non-Fiction Books of the 1970s

The 1970s was the time of Watergate, Vietnam, and disco. Here is a selection of non-fiction books that people were reading.
Average (10 qns)
486 plays
Influential Non-Fiction Books

Some books actually change or at least influence the way of thinking of people about themselves, society, life, the universe, etc. Check these.
Tough (10 qns)
6621 plays
Books About Serial Killers

My collection of murder books fascinates me, and worries my wife. Here is a quick quiz on books about serial killers.
Tough (10 qns)
873 plays
Non-Fiction Books of the 1990s

A review of some of the most popular non-fiction books published in the 1990s.
Average (10 qns)
318 plays
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" was a book that changed the way many people thought about the way they work and organise their lives. How much do you know about the 7 habits and the book behind them?
Average (10 qns)
270 plays
Oustanding Non-Fiction Books

Non-fiction books frequently have a profound effect in the way we form our laws, treat other people,and modify our views of the world. Here are a few that have had such an impact.
Easy (10 qns)
744 plays
Non-Fiction Books of the 1940s

Much that was written was either about the war or the post-war period but many interesting books were published during this decade.
Average (10 qns)
336 plays
Non-Fiction of the 1960s

The 1960s was the time of Vietnam, assassinations, and Woodstock. Here are a few books people were reading.
Tough (10 qns)
408 plays
The Right Stuff

This is a Tom Wolfe best seller about the space race, aeronautics and the issues surrounding test pilots and astronauts. The quiz will ask about some of the basic facts outlined in his book.
Easy (10 qns)
567 plays
Hall of Fame Non-Fiction

What do you know about these titles from my bookshelves? Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
324 plays
Non-Fiction Books of the 1980s

A review of some of the most popular non-fiction books published in the 1980s.
Average (10 qns)
288 plays
Non-Fiction:The 1930s

A review of popular non-fiction books published in the 1930s.
Average (10 qns)
291 plays
A Means to an End

The following works of non-fiction have provided their authors with the opportunity to push forward their experiences, their ideologies and the heroic deeds that have touched them.
Average (10 qns)
285 plays
Travel Books

So many places, so little cash. Save yourself the airfare and read the book instead. A quiz on some travel books.
Tough (10 qns)
345 plays
Non-Fiction For Dummies

For those who are not well-acquainted with the non-fiction genre, here are some books to help get you started. You should be familiar with the titles even if you haven't read them.
Average (10 qns)
513 plays
"How to DJ Right," F. Broughton & B. Brewster

This witty book by Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster was released in the U.S. in 2003. (Elsewhere, it was called "How to DJ Properly.") The book is all about how to work as a disc jockey. Hope you enjoy this quiz on it. Thanks!
Average (10 qns)
255 plays
Non-fiction Books of the 1950s

We had the Korean War, the Eisenhower years, and the beginnings of rock and roll. Here is what people were reading in non-fiction.
Tough (10 qns)
246 plays
Writes of Passage

Pack your bags and join me in an exploration of travel literature, some much-visited and some further off the beaten track.
Average (10 qns)
294 plays
Non-Fiction Classics

This quiz is about some of the non-fiction books that have had historical significance. Some are more well-known than others.
Average (10 qns)
2817 plays
November 22, 1963 Part Two

This is my second quiz on the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It focuses mainly on the books that were inspired by that horrific event. I've read all the books named herein.
Tough (10 qns)
288 plays
A History of Private Life: Rome to Byzantium

The first of a five volume history of private life contains many customs and practices which seem unusual today and make for interesting reading. The book is edited by Phillipe Aries and Georges Dufy. Enjoy the quiz.
Average (10 qns)
228 plays
Detroit: A Biography

The book, "Detroit: A Biography" was written by Scott Martelle. It covers Detroit history from its founding through 2012.
Average (10 qns)
123 plays
Non-Fiction Books of the 60s

With so many significant historical events and so many changes in pop culture, the Sixties saw a great boom in non-fiction literature.
Difficult (10 qns)
744 plays
The Wee Red Book

It has given us facts and figures for generations, and Scotland's football bible is still going strong. See what you know about this small red book and events surrounding the time of its inception.
Average (15 qns)
213 plays
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