"A treasure house of exciting and informative quiz questions.
Do you know what a camelopard is? Can you name the postman in the Asterix comics? Can you say offhand which animal is measured in ‘hands' rather than feet? Would you be able to reel off the name the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra? Do you know how many runs Don Bradman scored in his last Test innings, how many moons Venus has, and what the opposite of gravity is? If a number of these questions have got you stumped, never fear. The Hindu Young World Quiz Book 1 is chock-full of information like this, and it has been designed specifically to give you and your friends a rollicking good times even as you learn about new things on every page.
This first-ever official quiz book from The Hindu Young World draws on V.V. Ramanan's immensely popular quiz column in Young World, the Saturday childern's supplement to The Hindu. It is a companion volume to The Hindu Young World Quiz, currently India's biggest live quiz show for high school students—in 2002 it was held in eleven cities, with 3000 teams from over 1200 schools participating.
The 1200 questions that make up this first volume of The Hindu Young World Quiz Book are a heady mix of general knowledge, curious factoids, and trivia. Comprising questions divided into sets of ten, this book is ideal for quizzing with friends, and also for reading on one's own, for information and sheer pleasure."