I am quite something of a fan of quizzing and enjoy travelling around the country to compete in quizzes. I hence have amassed a wide range of quiz books over the years and recently managed to pick up this University Challenge Quiz Book for a mere £1.99 in a local discount book store.
University challenge as you may know is one of the longest running Quiz Shows on TV and within this book you will find a wide range of questions ranging taken from the show over the past few years. They are presented in the Start-Bonus format and presented in a series of chapters (or Shows) as they call them so it is easy to make a game out of this. At 3,500 you are getting a bang for you buck and given the difficulty of the questions this will last some time!
Onto the subject of the difficulty of the questions then if you have watched the TV Show recently then you will fully know what to expect. Its tough....very tough! What this means is that you will be giving thought to most of the questions contained here and hence it will give you much more longevity than the books in which 50% of the questions might be too easy. If you are perhaps though looking for a more, shall we say, straight forward quiz book then this is perhaps not that one for you!
The only one major downside I have here is the fact that the format isn't great meaning you have to make constant trips back and forth throughout the book to find the answers which can get annoying!
Either way if you like tough quiz questions then seek out this book as it will keep you going for some time!
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