- 123 Pages
- Released: June 12, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
Welcome to the world of trivia
that's handpicked by Guinness World Record Holder Wilson Casey. It's the best of his daily newspaper columns! It's multiple choice. It runs the category gamut. Each fun page has 6 diversified trivia
questions with correct answers conveniently noted at the bottom. There are plenty of teasers and great questions to tickle any fancy.
Whether this is the first such book you've purchased, or whether you're an "old hand" at trivia, you're about to be amused, perplexed, and challenged for hours to come. Are you ready to put your accumulate trivia knowledge to the test? Are you eager to learn new things along the way? Do you think you can get all 6 questions correct on any given page?
Whether you're a solitary trivia detective or part of a trivia team, the time to start the fun is now.
Wilson Casey, a.k.a the Trivia Guy, is one of the country's foremost trivia aficionados, with a syndicated column, an award-winning website (www. triviaguy.com), and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest-running (thirty hours) radio trivia broadcast. His weekly Bible Trivia column runs in over one hundred newspapers around the country and is syndicated by King Weekly Features. His daily General Trivia column runs in numerous other papers with many favorites contained in this book. He lives in Spartanburg, SC, has one daughter, Colleen, and two dogs, Izzie and Daisy. Wilson's additional works include Do You Know Your Bible? A Fun Quiz on the Good Book and a 2008 Bible Trivia Calendar. When not researching and compiling trivia, he's in demand as a national speaker and public performer with live trivia gigs.
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Best Trivia from Syndicated Column
Customer: Pam Littlefield
-- September, 19, 2008
I really love having the answers to the questions on the same page. That's a nice feature I appreciate. The wide range of questions, plus having multiple choice answers, I like that, too.
There's 6 questions on each page, and I've yet to go 6-for-6 on any given page. I usually get 4 right, sometimes 5. There's about 750 questions total.
This really a fun book that I wholeheartedly recommend!
Trivia by Guinness Holder
Customer: Connie Hollar
-- July, 6, 2008
The author of this book compiles a daily nationally syndicated newspaper "trivia" column (entitled TrivGuy). He's picked out his favorites (from column readers' emails) and nicely put them into: Trivia, "Cause You Can't Take 200 Papers to the Bathroom". That's quite a subtitle, as I wouldn't desire to take that many papers to the bathroom (you can see the author trying to do that in a fun way on the book's back cover) to dig through his columns for trivia questions. But the the conciseness of this book makes it worthwhile and is fine entertainment not only for trivia buffs, but for all who like to learn fun stuff about a diversified gamut of subjects. Casey has picked out the crowds' favorites that shed new light regarding the "best in trivia entertainment".
This book is a "breath of fresh air" regarding all the trivia books out there. There's over 750 multiple-choice questions divided into 6 on every page with the answers conveniently printed at the bottom. I really love having multiple-choices (4 per question). That gives me a fighting chance to get questions correct, as the answers are right in front of me. (I usually can narrow the choices down to 2, and then go from there, hoping for the best.)
No more flipping to the back (as in other trivia books), or losing your place, or getting lost and confused trying to find out answers. With this book, the answers are on the same page as the questions asked, that's a very nice feature. I really like that, plus the range of topics is beyond phenomenal. They're so vast, and so entertaining. This book is "think outloud" trivia fun. My super-challenge is to try to get all 6 questions on any given page answered correctly. (I'm running out of pages while fun-trying. I've gotten 5 out of 6 a couple times, but I usually come in at 3 or 4 correct.)
Here is a random page of 6 questions (pg. 49):
During the 1990s,who was the best-selling female author?
Karen Armstrong, Marci Shimoff, Nicci French, Danielle Steel
Who was the first US president not to serve two terms?
John Adams, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler
What 1980s TV show revolved around a hi-tech helicopter?
Night Sky, Airwolf, Chopper One, Blackhawk
Which ACC school did newscaster Katie Couric attend?
Virginia, Maryland, Duke, UNC
Who's the only girl Smurf?
Smurfie, Smurfabelle, Smurfette, Smurfina
Which ex-speaker wrote "Man of the House"?
Rayburn, O'Neill, Gingrich, Hastert
ANSWERS: Danielle Steel, John Adams, Airwolf,
Virginia, Smurfette, O'Neill
How does this TrivGuy, Wilson Casey, do it? I think the answer is simple, "He's the best in the world at what he does". I can't wait for a Volume II and many more. I'll buy them all!
- Sales Rank: 131,633
- ISBN: 1593931379
- EAN: 9781593931377
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