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Trivia Quizzes in category Non-Fiction
1
How To Become a "Britannica" Entry 10 questions

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"?
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594 plays
2
Love, Guidedly 10 questions

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.
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guitargoddess
4959 plays
3
The Joy of Cookbooks 10 questions

Most of us have one, or several, cookbooks in the kitchen. Here's a quiz about them.
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ertrum
1461 plays
4
Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction 10 questions

TIME Magazine published a list of what they considered the top 100 best nonfiction books written since 1923. Here are just a sampling of them. Can you choose the right answer? The pictures may help!
Easy
stephgm67
May 27 17
528 plays
5
British Reference Books 10 questions

Dedicated trivia buffs need to be acquainted with reference books. This quiz deals with some of the better known British works.
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TabbyTom
843 plays
6
Outstanding Non-Fiction Books 2 10 questions

So many were so kind on the first effort, so here are ten more books to contemplate.
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Rehaberpro
525 plays
7
Like Good Non-Fiction? This Quiz is For You 10 questions

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.
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robbieh
2439 plays
8
Non-Fiction Books of the 1970s 10 questions

The 1970s was the time of Watergate, Vietnam, and disco. Here is a selection of non-fiction books that people were reading.
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Rehaberpro
486 plays
9
Influential Non-Fiction Books 10 questions

Some books actually change or at least influence the way of thinking of people about themselves, society, life, the universe, etc. Check these.
Tough
flem-ish
6627 plays
10
Non-Fiction Books of the 1990s 10 questions

A review of some of the most popular non-fiction books published in the 1990s.
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Rehaberpro
321 plays
11
Books About Serial Killers 10 questions

My collection of murder books fascinates me, and worries my wife. Here is a quick quiz on books about serial killers.
Tough
mikew41
876 plays
12
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 10 questions

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?
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timence
273 plays
13
Oustanding Non-Fiction Books 10 questions

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
Rehaberpro
759 plays
14
Non-Fiction Books of the 1940s 10 questions

Much that was written was either about the war or the post-war period but many interesting books were published during this decade.
Average
Rehaberpro
336 plays
15
Non-Fiction of the 1960s 10 questions

The 1960s was the time of Vietnam, assassinations, and Woodstock. Here are a few books people were reading.
Tough
Rehaberpro
408 plays
16
The Right Stuff 10 questions

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
lout62001
573 plays
17
Hall of Fame Non-Fiction 10 questions

What do you know about these titles from my bookshelves? Have fun!
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shvdotr
324 plays
18
Non-Fiction Books of the 1980s 10 questions

A review of some of the most popular non-fiction books published in the 1980s.
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Rehaberpro
288 plays
19
Non-Fiction:The 1930s 10 questions

A review of popular non-fiction books published in the 1930s.
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Rehaberpro
291 plays
20
A Means to an End 10 questions

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.
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pollucci19
288 plays
21
Non-Fiction Classics 10 questions

This quiz is about some of the non-fiction books that have had historical significance. Some are more well-known than others.
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robert362
2817 plays
22
Travel Books 10 questions

So many places, so little cash. Save yourself the airfare and read the book instead. A quiz on some travel books.
Tough
quogequox
345 plays
23
Non-Fiction For Dummies 10 questions

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.
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nmerr
516 plays
24
"How to DJ Right," F. Broughton & B. Brewster 10 questions

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!
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neon000
255 plays
25
Non-fiction Books of the 1950s 10 questions

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
Rehaberpro
246 plays
26
Writes of Passage 10 questions

Pack your bags and join me in an exploration of travel literature, some much-visited and some further off the beaten track.
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emiloony
294 plays
27
A History of Private Life: Rome to Byzantium 10 questions

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
jstagamtome
228 plays
28
Detroit: A Biography 10 questions

The book, "Detroit: A Biography" was written by Scott Martelle. It covers Detroit history from its founding through 2012.
Average
Shadowmyst2004
123 plays
29
November 22, 1963 Part Two 10 questions

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
Bob9491
291 plays
30
The Wee Red Book 15 questions

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.
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jimpimslim1
216 plays
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