Literary Quizzes

FINE FIRST LINES: A QUIZ

 Match the first lines below with their well-known authors and novels.

 (     )  The small boys came early to the hanging. 1.  Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
(      )  I reached out a hand from under the blankets and rang the bell for Jeeves. 2.  Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
(      )  Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 3.  Eliot, George: Middlemarch
(      )  Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. 4.  Follett, Ken: The Pillars of the Earth
(      )  Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. 5.  García Márquez, Gabriel: One Hundred Years of Solitude
(      )  It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. 6.  Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native
(      )  Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. 7.  Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God
(      )  Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. 8.  James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
(      )  Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.  9.  Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
(      )  No one would have believed in the last years of the nine-teenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own. 10. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
(     )  A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heath embrowned itself moment by moment. 11. Wells, H. G.: The War of the Worlds
(      )  Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. 12. Wodehouse, P. G.: The Code of the Woosters

 

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