by Derek O’Brien

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3516-2
  2. Pages: 136 pages
  3. Date: August 2014


The Bournvita Quiz Contest has been an integral part of growing up for countless schoolchildren across the country for over forty years now. Hosted by Derek O’Brien, it has been one of the most watched quiz contests on Indian television since 1992. In 2014, this beloved show is back, with over 4,000 schools across eighty cities.
In BQC Quiz Book 2014, Derek O’Brien brings together the best questions that are being asked on the latest season of the show, divided into sections such as History, Science, Geography, Language and Literature, Food, Sports for easy reference. Relevant, contemporary and fun, the questions here will test the reader’s knowledge and delight every quiz enthusiast.


Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He began his professional career as a journalist for Sportsworld magazine but soon shifted to advertising. After working for a number of very successful years as Creative Head of Ogilvy, Derek decided to focus all his energy and talent in his passion—quizzing.
Today, Derek O’Brien is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. He is the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, the Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards for three years in a row. Always innovating and keeping abreast with the times, he is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter in 2010.
In 2011, he was voted to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament and is the Chief Whip of the Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha.
He has written several best-selling reference and quiz books.

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