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Book Quiz: How Many Opening Lines Do You Know?

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  1. 1. Which books opens with this line?

    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen.
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    Via blogger.com
    Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Little Women, Louisa May Alcott.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.
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    Via epubbooks.com
    Little Men, Louisa May Alcott.
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    Via reviewandreact.com
    Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen.
  2. 2. Which book opens with this line?

    “Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.”

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    The Stranger, Albert Camus.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Nausea, Jean Paul Sartre.
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    Via blogger.com
    The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka.
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    Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho.
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    Via theliterarynomad.com
    One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez.
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    Via ecx.images-amazon.com
    The Causal Vacancy, J. K. Rowling.
  3. 3. Which book opens with this line?

    "All children, except one, grow up."

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    Via blogger.com
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl.
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    Via blogs.slj.com
    Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.
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    Via blogger.com
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis.
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    Via blogger.com
    Ann of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery.
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    Via blogger.com
    Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  4. 4. Which book opens with this line?

    "My suffering left me sad and gloomy."

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    The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood.
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    Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel.
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    The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje.
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    Via wamathai.com
    The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga.
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    Life of Pi, Yann Martel.
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    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel.
  5. 5. Which book opens with this line?

    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

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    Big Brother, Lionel Shriver.
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    Via stuffwiththing.com
    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë.
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    Via 4umi.com
    Animal Farm, George Orwell.
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    The Bell Jar, Slyvia Plath.
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    Sapphire, Katie Price.
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    Via blogger.com
    Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy.
  6. 6. Which books opens with this line?

    "Call me Ishmael."

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    Via bookcoverarchive.com
    For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway.
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    Via blogger.com
    Moby-Dick, Herman Melville.
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    Via wordpress.com
    The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck.
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    Via fantasticalandrewfox.com
    Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates.
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    Via tumblr.com
    Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf.
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    A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah.
  7. 7. Which book opens with this line?

    "It was 7 minutes after midnight."

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    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.
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    Via brainnarratives.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon.
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    Via blogger.com
    Dracula, Bram Stoker.
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    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson.
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    Via wordpress.com
    The Giver, Lois Lowry.
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    Via blogger.com
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.
  8. 8. Which books opens with this line?

    "You better not never tell nobody but God."

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    The Colour Purple, Alice Walker.
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    My Sister's Keeper, Jodie Picoult.
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    Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro.
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    Via uri.edu
    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor.
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    Via blogger.com
    Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson.
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    Via worldette.com
    The Help, Kathryn Stockett.
  9. 9. Which book opens with this line?

    "The boy’s name was Santiago."

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    Via blogger.com
    Eleven Minutes, Paulo Coelho.
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    Via blogger.com
    The Pilgrimage, Paulo Coelho.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Brida, Paulo Coelho.
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    Via noplanman.ch
    By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Paulo Coelho.
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    The Alchemist, Paule Coelho.
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    The Zahir, Paulo Coelho.
  10. 10. Which book opens with this line?

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..."

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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
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    Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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    Via blogger.com
    A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.
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    Via d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net
    Watership Down, Richard Adams.
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    Via images.contentreserve.com
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain.
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    Catch-22, Joseph Heller.
  11. 11. Which book opens with this line?

    “I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror. Damn my hair - it just won’t behave, and damn Katherine Kavanagh for being ill and subjecting me to this ordeal."

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    Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James.
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    Via collider.com
    Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.
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    Via blogger.com
    Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis.
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    Via lancetteer.com
    An American Dream, Normal Mailer.
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    How to be a Woman, Caitlin Moran.
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    Paper Aeroplanes, Dawn O'Porter.
  12. 12. Which books opens with this line?

    "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, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

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    Via blogger.com
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky.
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    Via blogger.com
    The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.
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    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger.
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    Are you there, God? It's me, Maragaret., Judy Blume.
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    Via nicksharratt.com
    The Story of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson.
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    Lord of the Flies, William Golding.
  13. 13. Which book opens with this line?

    "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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    Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.
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    The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood.
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    We, Yevgeny Zamyatin.
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    Kallocain, Karin Boye.
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    Via obeygiant.com
    1984, George Orwell.
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    Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.
  14. 14. Which book opens with this line?

    "I'd never given much thought to how I would die - though I'd had reason enough in the last few months - but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this."

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    Vampire Diaries: The Awakening, L.J. Smith.
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    Via images.wikia.com!Twilight_book_cover.jpg
    Twilight, Stephenie Meyer.
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson.
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    Via blogger.com
    Northern Lights, Philip Pullman.
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    Via wanderingangie.com
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling.
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    Via disneymovieslist.com
    Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer.
  15. 15. Which book opens with this line?

    "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."

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    Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier.
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    Via girlebooks.com
    Middlemarch, George Eliot.
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    Via wordpress.com
    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde.
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    Via wordpress.com
    The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett.
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    Via i1-handheld.softpedia-static.com
    The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton.
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    Via youngtopublishing.com
    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  16. 16. Which book opens with this line?

    "A screaming comes across the sky."

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou.
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    Via blogger.com
    The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien.
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    Via blogger.com
    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens.
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    Via wordpress.com
    Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell.
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    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon.
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    The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe.
  17. 17. Which book opens with this line?

    "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."

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    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk.
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    Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez.
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    Via salman-rushdie.com
    Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie.
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    Brick Lane, Monica Ali.
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    Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy.
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    Murder of the Orient Express, Agatha Christie.
 
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