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Trivia Quiz - Great Opening Lines of Literature - Part II

Test your knowledge of the first lines from some of the most famous works of literature.

Quiz Number: 5823
Date Submitted: November 11, 2019
Quiz Categories: Literature
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 90 percent
Times Taken: 4 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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Great Opening Lines of Literature  Part II

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1. Which novel begins "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"?
  A.   Wuthering Heights
  B.   Jane Eyre
  C.   Pride and Prejudice
  D.   David Copperfield

2. Which children's classic starts "All children except one, grow up."?
  A.   Tom Sawyer
  B.   Kidnapped
  C.   Wind in the Willows
  D.   Peter Pan

3. What fiery work begins "It was a pleasure to burn."?
  A.   Fahrenheit 451
  B.   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  C.   Dante's Inferno
  D.   The Long Hot Summer

4. Which classic novel begins with "I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family"?
  A.   Gulliver's Travels
  B.   Robinson Crusoe
  C.   Silas Marner
  D.   Tess of the D'Urbevilles

5. What Charles Dickens' novel begins with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness."?
  A.   David Copperfield
  B.   Oliver Twist
  C.   Nicholas Nickleby
  D.   A Tale of Two Cities

6. What novel's opening line is "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon."?
  A.   Lord of the Flies
  B.   Treasure Island
  C.   The Swiss Family Robinson
  D.   Jaws

7. What classic horror novel begins "You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings."?
  A.   Dracula
  B.   Frankenstein
  C.   The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  D.   The Invisible Man

8. Which novel opens with "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."?
  A.   Brave New World
  B.   Catch 22
  C.   1984
  D.   Slaughterhouse-Five

9. Which novel opens with "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like."?
  A.   The Grapes of Wrath
  B.   The Catcher in the Rye
  C.   Cannery Row
  D.   Rosemary's Baby

10. What novel begins with these three words "Call me Ishmael."
  A.   Don Quixote
  B.   Around the World in Eighty Days
  C.   The Hobbitt
  D.   Moby Dick®   

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