Questions, Quizzes, and Quotations: A Brain-Challenging Book of Trivia and General Knowledge

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iUniverse, Nov 28, 2011 - Social Science - 460 pages
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The benefits of life-long learning are extensive. A thirst for knowledge increases our wisdom, develops natural curiosity, and helps us find meaning in life. In Questions, Quizzes, and Quotations, retired high school teacher Benny Beattie shares a variety of fun quizzes and quotations sure to challenge both the young and not-so-young mind, produce a chuckle, and stimulate thought provoking discussion.

For anyone ready to take on mentally reflexive activities and questions, Beattie relies on his extensive research to share a plethora of Mensa trivia and general knowledge questions about our environment that will keep inquisitive minds busy. Ranging from easy to difficult, Beattie’s intriguing quizzes include questions such as the following:

• What fruit has its seeds on the outside? • What’s the difference between the UK and GB? • What part of the human body does not grow bigger after birth? • How many US states share a border with Mexico? With Canada? • What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? • How many folds are there in a chef’s hat? Why?

It is a good feeling to know more about our wonderful world. Questions, Quizzes, and Quotations will encourage a passion for learning that will open up a world of possibilities for anyone interested in broadening their mental horizons.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
GENERAL
13
N A T U R E
205
U S A
269
UK GB
351
C A N A D A
387
Wonderful Words of Wisdom
415
REFLECTIONS
443
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