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    Book Quiz: How Many Opening Lines Do You Know?

    Literature nerds, rejoice!

    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.”

    2. 2. Which book opens with this line?

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

    3. 3. Which book opens with this line?

      "All children, except one, grow up."

    4. 4. Which book opens with this line?

      "My suffering left me sad and gloomy."

    5. 5. Which book opens with this line?

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

    6. 6. Which books opens with this line?

      "Call me Ishmael."

    7. 7. Which book opens with this line?

      "It was 7 minutes after midnight."

    8. 8. Which books opens with this line?

      "You better not never tell nobody but God."

    9. 9. Which book opens with this line?

      "The boy’s name was Santiago."

    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..."

    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."

    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."

    13. 13. Which book opens with this line?

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

    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."

    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."

    16. 16. Which book opens with this line?

      "A screaming comes across the sky."

    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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