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1 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 Q
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Jul 31 09
450 plays
2 The Joy of Cookbooks
Most of us have one, or several, cookbooks in the kitchen. Here's a quiz about them.
Average
10 Q
ertrum
Feb 29 12
840 plays
3 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 Q
guitargoddess
Jan 27 10
4188 plays
4 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 Q
TabbyTom
Jun 02 06
759 plays
5 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.
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10 Q
robbieh
Jun 29 06
2157 plays
6 Nikki Sixx's "The Heroin Diaries"
What happens when a Rock star opens up and publishes his personal diaries from the darkest moments of his life. This is a quiz based on Nikki Sixx's book "The Heroin Diaries" - a fascinating read about addiction and its effects on life.
Average
10 Q
eggman1020
Apr 10 09
417 plays
7 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 Q
lout62001
Dec 05 13
315 plays
8 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 Q
mikew41
Jan 25 09
795 plays
9 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.
Tough
10 Q
robert362
Sep 23 00
2715 plays
10 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 Q
jimpimslim1
Sep 21 09
189 plays
11 "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 Q
neon000
Aug 07 07
243 plays
12 An Evil Cradling
This quiz is based on the book 'An Evil Cradling', an auto-biography written by Brian Keenan about his time in captivity in Lebanon and his relationship with cell-mate John McCarthy.
Average
10 Q
steph26291
Jun 18 08
204 plays
13 Wainwright's Highs and Lows
Alfred Wainwright wrote the definitive guide books to the mountains (fells) of the English Lake District. Over the seven volumes of his "Pictorial Guides" he hand drew the maps and wrote detailed descriptions for 214 separate hills.
Average
20 Q
colpeakbagger
Apr 13 11
195 plays
14 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 Q
emiloony
Feb 15 14
228 plays
15 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 Q
quogequox
Mar 20 04
261 plays
16 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 Q
musicbob
Nov 29 07
699 plays
17 Odd Book Out
For each question, three of the books listed have something in common. It may be subject matter or something to do with the author. In most cases you will be given a clue to help you choose the odd one out.
Very Difficult
10 Q
spanishliz
Oct 13 02
900 plays
18 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.
Tough
10 Q
jstagamtome
Jul 07 09
207 plays
19 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 Q
Bob9491
May 17 14
210 plays
20 The Theories of Alan F. Alford
As given in his book 'Pyramid of Secrets'. I have tried to give something but leave enough out of the interesting information so that I do not do him out of royalties because you think you do not need to read his book.
Tough
10 Q
tnrees
Oct 01 07
180 plays
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* 'The Communist Manifesto' was one of the principal works of the modern world. Karl Marx was the primary {author;} who was his co-author?
* Along the same theme, who was the author of 'Das Kapital'?
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