Famous First Lines Literature Quiz

Famous First Lines Literature Quiz

1. “Call me Ishmael.”
2. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
3. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
4. “It was a pleasure to burn.”
5. “They’re out there.”
6. “All children, except one, grow up.”
7. “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a giant insect.”
8. “The primroses were over.”
9. “Mother died today.”
10. “Midway, in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood.
11. “All this happened, more or less.”
12. “Nothing to be done.”
13. “I am a sick man…I am a spiteful man…”
14. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
15. “Call me Jonah.”
Answers:

1.Moby Dick, Herman Melville
2. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
3. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
4. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
6. Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
7. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
8. Watership Down, Richard Adams
9. The Stranger, Albert Camus
10. The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Dante Alighieri
11. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
12. Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
13. Notes From the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
14. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
15. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

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