Nerd Jeopardy: Literature trivia night at McNally Jackson Books

December 7, 2014 – 11:15 am

Hey, readers: If you’re tired of losing at bar quizzes to sports fans and music aficionados, here’s a chance to dominate. Ryan Chapman, marketing director at Penguin Press, dreamed up a trivia night for the literati. Chapman confesses, “I wanted to be Alex Trebek” (don’t we all). In 2010, he launched Nerd Jeopardy, a riff on the Jeopardy! format: All the questions are book-related, groups of three play rather than individuals, and attendees are loosened up with complimentary wine.

Prospective teams are drawn from a hat at the start of every event, with competitors vying for signed and special-edition books (and the likelihood of getting hit on after the game). Audience members also have a shot at a $100 gift certificate during an interlude of parlor games. A previous winner was able to correctly arrange the titles from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past in chronological order. If your response to that challenge is, “Can I answer in the original French?, ” perhaps you should throw your hat in the ring for the main event. Here are three tips, provided by Chapman himself, to help you crush your opposing bibliophiles. KETO extreme Fat - KETO Fat Burn Costa Rica BHB.


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  • avatar What is the name of the box of trivia cards that has categories of arts and literature sports and leisure science and nature entertainment and geography
    • That game is called Trivial Pursuit.