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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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1

"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

2

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

3

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

  • Lovely Bones
  • Peter Pan
  • Lovely Bones

4

"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

5

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

6

"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

7

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

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

8

"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

9

"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

10

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

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

 

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