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Opening sentences of well known novels

Do you know which novels these opening lines come from? 10 Questions.

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" is the first line from which novel?

  • Jane Eyre
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility


Which novel is this the opening line of? "Mr and Mrs Dursley of no 4 Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much"

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


"All children, except one, grow up" Which has this as its opening sentence?

  • Lovely Bones
  • Peter Pan
  • Lovely Bones


"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13" Which novel has this as the opening sentence?

  • Ulysses
  • Brighton Rock
  • 1984


Which novel has this as its opening line? "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times..."

  • Tale of Two Cities
  • Hard Times
  • Great Expectations


"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since" Which novel starts with this sentence?

  • Forstye Saga
  • The Great Gatsby
  • An Officer and a Gentleman


Which novel starts with this sentence? "You better not never tell nobody but God"

  • Poisonwood Bible
  • The Time Traveller's Wife
  • The Colour Purple


"When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning or in rain?" Which Shakespeare novel has this as the opening line?

  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth


"When he was nearly 13, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow" Which novel starts with this line?

  • Cider with Rosie
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Poisonwood Bible


Which well known novel starts with this opening sentence "Call me Ishmael"?

  • Forstye Saga
  • Moby Dick
  • Around the World in 80 days