Prison resources: BOOKSTUFF

BOOKSTUFF is a PRG resource produced fortnightly which celebrates books and reading in the form of quizzes, poetry, philosophical conundrums and short stories. Prison staff can add it to their in-cell resources.

You can download the sheets below:


Taster: The case involves the trial of three men, A, B, C, for participation
in a robbery. The following two facts were established:
i) If A is innocent or B is guilty, then C is guilty.
ii) If A is innocent, then C is innocent.
Can the guilt of any particular one of the three be established?



DO YOU KNOW? A quiz to get you thinking about books and your next read

1. What type of book is the OED?

2. Which Dickens novel is about the French Revolution?

3. In his song ‘Superheroes’ Stormzy namechecks a hugely popular Black writer for Young Adults. Fill in the blank: “Serena or Venus, the way I serve it, / I’m ______________ the way I sell books.”



The morality of saving ourselves: Scenario 1

Two explorers, one lean and fit, the other older and slower, are in the mountains when they become aware of a bear in the distance, clearly hungry and looking for its next meal. It starts towards them, picking up speed as it moves. ‘We’d better run for it,’ says the younger man. ‘What’s the point?’ says the older one, ‘there’s no way we can outrun a bear.’ ‘There’s no need for us both to outrun it,’ says the first, ‘just for me to outrun you.’


Taster: Spring quiz

1. Spring flower anagrams: scoruc; folifadod; plilut; somerrip; yicthinh


Taster: Ukraine quiz

1. Name the seven countries that border Ukraine.


Taster: Easter Quiz

1. How many creme eggs does Cadbury sell each year?

All past handouts can be downloaded here.


Taster: Extract from the poem The Vampire Bride by Henry Thomas Liddell

He lay like a corse ‘neath the Demon’s force,
And she wrapp’d him in a shround;
And she fixed her teeth his heart beneath,
And she drank of the warm life-blood!



Around the world in books – Match the setting with the book.

4. The Last King of Scotland, Giles Foden


Riddle me this…

1.  What has a head and a tail, but no body or legs?

2.  I can be cracked.  I can be made.  I can be told.  I can be played.  What am I?

3. What building has the most stories?



  1. What is the name of Italy’s National dish? 
  2. Rounded to the nearest thousand, on average how many planes can be in the sky at one time?

BOOKSTUFF #46 – Glastonbury special

They judge you they judge Christ, God speed for women’s rights (repeat) Kendrick Lamar

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