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1 "The Adventures of..." Whom?
According to Ernest Hemingway, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn.'" Huck told his own story... can you determine who is telling these by their first lines?
Average
10 Q
reedy
Apr 30 14
417 plays
2 Famous First Lines
Do you recognise these first lines from ten famous books?
Average
10 Q
MotherGoose
Sep 24 02
5607 plays
3 More (Kinda) Famous First Lines
"Call me Ishmael" and "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." were already taken, but you should be able to recognize the opening passages of most of these well-known stories and books.
Tough
25 Q
agony
Oct 13 04
1650 plays
4 Famous (well, kinda famous) First Lines
The first lines of "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Moby Dick" were used in other quizzes, so I had to dig a little deeper. Nothing too obscure, though, I promise.
Tough
25 Q
agony
Mar 22 03
2475 plays
5 Classics' First Lines
My old English teacher always said the opening line can make or break a piece of writing. This quiz explores the opening line of some of mankind's greatest literary works.
Average
10 Q
Scrambledegg90
Sep 13 09
2031 plays
6 First Lines of Famous Novels
Welcome to my quiz about the opening lines of some of the most famous novels in the world. I'll give you the first line of a famous book and all you have to do is tell me which book it is from. Have fun and good luck!
Easy
15 Q
freddy_krueger
Jul 16 03
6945 plays
7 Famous First Words
Okay, maybe these opening lines are not all that famous, but I tried to pick books that you should have heard about, even if you never read them. Just name the title of the book from which they come.
Average
10 Q
Onionsauce
Jun 26 12
561 plays
8 Literary First Lines
This will deal with the first lines of ten well known books. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
mrbell
Jun 20 09
2874 plays
9 First Lines of Famous Novels: Part 2
Welcome to my second quiz on the most memorable first lines in literature. Have fun and good luck!
Average
10 Q
freddy_krueger
Oct 13 03
4602 plays
10 Guess the book by reading these first few lines
Here are the first lines of some of my favorite books. Can you guess the title?
Tough
10 Q
lck423
Jan 10 03
1722 plays
11 First Lines
First lines are important in any book; they are there to grab you, and to leave you wanting more. In this quiz, I will give you the first line, or lines; all you have to do is give the book's title. O.K. I'll name the writer as well. Makes it easy, yes
Tough
10 Q
ArthurR
Feb 28 11
453 plays
12 Opening Lines
I hope you love literature as much as I do. In this test I give you the line and you tell me the novel it comes from.
Tough
10 Q
LadyMacbeth
Apr 30 00
2649 plays
13 First Lines of English Literature Novels
The challenge is for you to identify the novel from which the following opening line or lines may have been taken. A key word or two may be omitted from the quotation where this might have identified the novel too easily.
Tough
10 Q
bracklaman
Nov 09 05
549 plays
14 First Lines from Famous Works of Literature
Here's a pretty easy quiz for all you literature fans. I will provide the first line from a famous work of literature (novel, poem, or short story), and you decide where it comes from. Have fun and good luck!
Tough
10 Q
saturnchick23
Apr 02 03
1005 plays
15 The Beginning of a Classic
I'll give you the first sentence of a classic novel. You chose the novel it comes from and who it was written by.
Tough
10 Q
rapcoregirl
Jul 25 03
798 plays
16 Openings of Literary Classics
I'll give you the opening of a literary classic, you name the novel.
Tough
10 Q
oink
Mar 06 00
2904 plays
17 And For Starters...
I will give you the first few lines, you pick the title and author. Multiple choice. Bonne chance!
Difficult
25 Q
tuckersma
Oct 03 01
648 plays
18 Famous First Words
In the beginning was the word... All great books and stories start with a great first sentence. Can you recognise which books, all written before 1900, start with these sentences? To help, a stingy hint is given.
Tough
10 Q
smulgje
May 27 06
537 plays
19 First Lines from Famous Works of Literature 2
Here's another quiz for all you literature fans. I tried to make it a little more challenging than the last. Once again, I will provide the first line from a famous work of literature (novel, poem, play, or short story), you decide where it comes from.
Difficult
15 Q
saturnchick23
May 07 03
678 plays
20 Opening Lines from Books
Do you love reading as much as I do? Do you think you remember the opening lines from some of your favorite books? Test your knowledge here with every kind of book from classic children's books, to modern best-sellers and everything in between.
Tough
10 Q
shermanator7
Jul 17 03
1458 plays
21 First Lines of Recent Bestsellers
Do you read all the latest bestsellers? All these books were published between 2000 and 2004 and spent some time on a bestseller list. Match the first lines with the book they came from.
Average
10 Q
clg18057
Jan 27 05
342 plays
22 Timeless First Lines
'Timeless' First Lines
Tough
10 Q
rachellis
Nov 11 00
1602 plays
23 Bookshelf Scramble
The following questions give the first lines to books on my shelf. You have to analyze the lines to figure out the name of each book.
Difficult
10 Q
Potter07
Feb 23 04
438 plays
24 One Liners of Literature
Match the first line of a book to its title. Have fun!
Average
5 Q
Skippygirl
Jul 15 00
4008 plays
25 First Words Part 2
Basically the same as Part 1...here are the first lines of 10 different classics. Choose the right one from four. What novel begins with the lines.....
Tough
10 Q
bookworm2711
Aug 16 01
798 plays
26 Novel's Opening Lines
Match up the novels with their opening lines. Some are hard, some are easy, but if you read a lot you shouldn't have too hard of a time.
Difficult
10 Q
Ressas
May 25 00
1050 plays
27 First Words
Can you spot which classics these famous first lines come from? Some are from pre-twentieth century literature and others are from famous children's classics.....
Tough
10 Q
bookworm2711
Aug 07 01
876 plays
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