The Big Book Of American Trivia: Over 3,000 Questions & Answers contains over 3,000 questions with the answers, from topics about American History, to politics, to landmarks, to even entertainment and music. If it pertains in some way to America or an American, you just might find out something about it in here. They range from the slightly easy:
What popular children's book (also a movie) was originally titled The Emerald City? ~The Wizard Of Oz
To a little more historical in:
What general and World War I hero requested to be buried n Arlington Cemetery with only an enlisted man's marker? ~John J.Pershing
If you're not into history per say, and feel this book would be absolutely boring, this book seems to have much more pop culture trivia questions that you would think at first glace. There are questions from everything on auto racing to Vegas to state history to Grammy winners to even the bible. It's truly a hodge podge of eclectic information. I honestly thought it would be more history about the country - states, presidents, laws, and less about authors and actors, but I guess this way it attracts readers it might not have, instead of just us history geeks.
The one thing I wish is that the questions and answers had been presented differently. It's a little confusing at moments, because the questions are on one side of the page, with the answers on the back. That works for the games, because there are usually only 4-5 questions on a card - but in the book, there can be as many as 25 questions on the same page. When you're looking for the answer to question #17, you can get overwhelmed with all of the other answers. I think it would have been better to have one question followed by an answer, but hey, that's just my opinion.
If you're looking for an edge in trivia games, pick up a copy of The Big Book Of American Trivia: Over 3,000 Questions & Answers. You'll learn a lot from it. It makes a great gift for any American history buff, too.
New Commemorative 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner: The Big Book Of American Trivia: Over 3,000 Questions & Answers by J. Stephen Lang is a paperback games/trivia book published by Tyndale that will be available on December 30th, 2011. It is 368 pages long. The suggested cover price is $14.99, but Amazon has it available for $9.98 as of this posting.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.