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A strong opening sentence is said to be one of the signs of good writing, and often leaves a lasting impression on the reader. How many of these do you recognise?
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35 Famous First Lines quizzes and 400 Famous First Lines trivia questions.
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trivia quiz  First Lines of Famous Novels 15 questions
Easy, 15 Qns, freddy_krueger, Feb 18 12

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
freddy_krueger
7776 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous First Lines cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Dec 01 14

Do you recognise these first lines from ten famous books?
Average
MotherGoose editor
6501 plays
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trivia quiz  First Lines of Famous Novels: Part 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, freddy_krueger, Feb 19 19

Welcome to my second quiz on the most memorable first lines in literature. Have fun and good luck!
Average
freddy_krueger
Feb 19 19
5034 plays
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trivia quiz  It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Mar 28 17

Another literature first line quiz? Yes, but with a twist. All of these stories mention some aspect of the weather in their first line.
Easy
PDAZ gold member
Mar 28 17
1206 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Literary First Lines cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrbell, Sep 25 14

This will deal with the first lines of ten well known books. Enjoy!
Average
mrbell
3345 plays
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match quiz  First in Line 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 20 17

The Amazing Trivia Race has almost reached its end, but there is still time for beginnings! Here are some opening lines from famous books, courtesy of the Last Ones In: can you match them to the book they belong to?
Easy
LadyNym gold member
Mar 20 17
1185 plays
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trivia quiz  Good Start cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Aug 02 17

Here are the the first lines of well-known books. Would they make you want to continue reading, and do you know what they are? All multiple choice.
Average
fringe gold member
Aug 02 17
5091 plays
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trivia quiz  The First Read 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Abby_91, Mar 21 17

The first page always grabs your attention. Let us take a flip through some great classics. Part of the Amazing Race with Running for Our Lives.
Average
Abby_91
Mar 21 17
1065 plays
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trivia quiz  One Liners of Literature 5 questions
Average, 5 Qns, Skippygirl, Jun 07 20

Match the first line of a book to its title. Have fun!
Average
Skippygirl
Jun 07 20
4440 plays
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trivia quiz  Classics' First Lines 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Scrambledegg90, Nov 16 09

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
Scrambledegg90
2406 plays
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match quiz  Literary "Firsts" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Mar 21 17

Match the book title to the first line given in the clue.
Average
Shadowmyst2004
Mar 21 17
846 plays
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trivia quiz  Chapter Two: Opening Lines 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, imahogg, Apr 05 19

Everyone is familiar with quizzes about opening lines, but the first lines of Chapter Two often give just as many hints about the titles. From the following opening lines in Chapter Two, identify the novel.
Easy
imahogg gold member
Apr 05 19
399 plays
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trivia quiz  It Was the Blurst of Times 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PhillyRex, Feb 11 21

A Blurst is a word change or a word typo. Identify the novel/story from these famous opening lines. Each line has a blurst in it. Some questions are Multi Choice, and some Fill in the Blank
Easy
PhillyRex
Feb 11 21
597 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous (well, kinda famous) First Lines cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 14 20

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.
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Average
agony editor
Dec 14 20
2952 plays
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trivia quiz  Openings of Literary Classics 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, oink, Feb 26 06

I'll give you the opening of a literary classic, you name the novel.
Tough
oink
3006 plays
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trivia quiz  Opening Lines 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, LadyMacbeth, May 15 11

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
LadyMacbeth
2724 plays
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trivia quiz  More (Kinda) Famous First Lines cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, Sep 30 17

"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.
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Tough
agony editor
Sep 30 17
2013 plays
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trivia quiz  "The Adventures of..." Whom? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 30 14

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
reedy gold member
702 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous First Words 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Onionsauce, Jan 19 13

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
Onionsauce
747 plays
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trivia quiz  Guess the book by reading these first few lines 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lck423, Feb 26 06

Here are the first lines of some of my favorite books. Can you guess the title?
Tough
lck423
1812 plays
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trivia quiz  Opening Lines from Books 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, shermanator7, Jul 17 21

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
shermanator7
Jul 17 21
1506 plays
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trivia quiz  First Sentence Frenzy 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, NielD, Jan 17 17

First sentences are one of the most important lines in a book and often draw the reader in. Let's see how many opening lines of classic books you know. This is my first quiz so hopefully you enjoy it.
Average
NielD
Jan 17 17
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Timeless First Lines 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rachellis, Sep 30 14

'Timeless' First Lines
Tough
rachellis
1656 plays
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trivia quiz  First Lines from Famous Works of Literature 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, saturnchick23, Feb 26 06

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
saturnchick23
1080 plays
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trivia quiz  First Lines 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ArthurR, Mar 12 11

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
ArthurR
531 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous First Words 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, smulgje, Jan 03 11

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.
Average
smulgje
615 plays
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trivia quiz  The Beginning of a Classic 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rapcoregirl, May 06 16

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
rapcoregirl
May 06 16
867 plays
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trivia quiz  First Words Part 2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bookworm2711, Sep 25 14

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
bookworm2711
840 plays
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trivia quiz  First Words 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bookworm2711, Feb 04 11

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
bookworm2711
927 plays
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trivia quiz  First Lines of Recent Bestsellers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, clg18057, Jan 16 15

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
clg18057
393 plays
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