My brother is a trivia junkie, and I guess the rest of my family is as well (we do watch Jeopardy nightly). When I heard about The Big Book of American Trivia I knew I needed to get it and try and stump my brother.
It wasn’t hard to stump him – it turned out that he didn’t know what states made up New England and kept yelling out “PENNSYLVANIA” for questions that said “Which New England State…” After asking him if he ever has been to the Big E (a yearly exposition celebrating the New England states held in Massachusetts) we realized he had never been. Not that that is a valid excuse, but I suppose this year we’ll have to bring him. (And I won’t bring up the fact that WE LIVE IN NEW ENGLAND…)
Each section is broken down into different categories – the one and only “which state is the only one..”, TV questions, landmarks, etc. All relating to America. I have to admit – my obsession with elongated pennies and collecting them and working for pennycollector.com definitely helped me out here (and it helps me out on Jeopardy as well from time to time)
There are tons and tons of questions so far starters we picked out just a few here and there to quiz each other with – I imagine it will take us quite some time to get through the whole book of 3,000+ questions! (And hopefully it will make my brother all the smarter so he can win more gift certificates on his trivia nights out with the guys!)
About the Book
Impress your friends with knowledge of all things American—geography, history, entertainment, people, culture, and quirky miscellany. More than 3,000 questions will fill countless hours of fun as you learn fascinating facts about our country. Now with facts and trivia related to the American flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Big Book of American Trivia has hours of fun packed within its pages. Perfect for party games, family gatherings, and vacations.
J. Stephen Lang’s favorite game is Trivial Pursuit, and his favorite book is the Bible. Lang is a best-selling author whose other titles include The Ultimate Book of Bible Trivia, The Complete Book of Bible Promises, The Big Book of American Trivia, and The Complete Book of Confederate Trivia. He lives in Seminole, Florida.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Media Center in exchange for writing this review. I was not otherwise compensated.