Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:30pm
Join Stephen R. Baker, New Jersey author of The Encyclopedia of Quizzes, as he discusses his work and also leads a quiz from his books.
Registration required at the www.bradleybeachlibrary.org. Events page for the Zoom information.
More information on Baker's books:
The novel format of The Encyclopedia of Quizzes provides a fun way to both acquire facts and to retrieve and retain them. They are presented as active participatory exercises designed to expand your knowledge base. Each of these 730 QUIZZES consists of an ensemble of 20 or more clues and response choices sharing a common topical relationship. The answers to each quiz can be found easily by examining the adjacent facing page. This makes it easy and enjoyable to learn alone or with friends. Each quiz is part of a chapter allowing for subject cohesion and reinforcement.
Volume one is wide-ranging in scope offering quizzes focusing on history and geography. There are separate chapters on ancient history and more moderate events, issues, and personalities from medieval to present times. Geographical quizzes are global in extent with many particularities about places and regions in North America. Social, historical, economic, and cultural topics with a geographical relationship comprise an extensive roster. Interested in more quizzes? Volume two explores a range of subjects from sports to culture and personalities. Volume two is broad in scope. It encompasses sports, both national and global, popular culture, art, music, literature, gastronomy, and animals as well as separate chapters posing questions about accomplished men and women and onomastics (the study of names). These quizzes are complementary to volume one which focuses on history and geography.
Stephen R. Baker, MD recently retired as the Chairman of Radiology and the Assistant Dean at New Jersey Medical School. He is also a professional geographer having lectured for 15 years at Columbia University. A graduate of Wesleyan University, where he majored in Art History, his interests are broad encompassing also music, contemporary culture, and onomastics. His geographical knowledge has been enlarged by extensive global travel and by a range of published studies focusing on medical geography.