Book Quiz: How Many Opening Lines Do You Know?

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  1. 1. Which books opens with this line?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier.
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    Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier.
    Middlemarch, George Eliot.
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    Middlemarch, George Eliot.
    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde.
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde.
    The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett.
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    The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett.
    The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton.
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    The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton.
    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  16. 16. Which book opens with this line?

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

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

Book Quiz: How Many Opening Lines Do You Know?