The Ultimate BQC Book of Knowledge (Volume 3)

by Derek O’Brien

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2991-8
  2. Pages: 160 pages
  3. Date: March 2017


Which musical instrument is known as ‘klavier’ in German?
Which is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world?
The taxonomic name of which animal means ‘sea bear’?

Find the answers to these and more than 1000 other such questions in the third volume of the bestselling The Ultimate BQC Book of Knowledge series.

The Bournvita Quiz Contest is one of the most beloved and the longest running quiz contests for schoolchildren in India. From the many thousands of questions asked on it, Quizmaster Derek O’Brien has chosen some of the best for this book and arranged them into easy-to-refer subject categories. Ranging from literature to arts to maths and with many extra fun fact sections, this is a complete book of knowledge for every quiz lover.


Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He began his 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 is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. He has been the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, the Cadbury 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, Derek is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter in 2010.

Derek has written over fifty bestselling reference, quiz and textbooks. In 2011, he was voted to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament (MP) and is the Leader of the Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha and the chief national spokesperson.

Keep in touch with Derek on Twitter, where his handle is @quizderek, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MPDerekOBrien/

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