Lit Quiz – Opening Lines of Books, How Well Do You Know Them?

This is a fun literature quiz. I’ve put down some opening lines of books as questions and you have to click on an option with the names of books. If your answer is correct, it will show a green colored box and if not, it will show a red colored box. I took a little break from my usual posts about Book Reviews and this was really such a fun thing to put together. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. So let’s get started without any further ado, shall we?

Q1. 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.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Wrong! That was confusing, wasn’t it?
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Wrong! That was confusing, wasn’t it?
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Correct! That’s a good one.

Q2. “The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it ‘the Riddle House’..”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
You’re a smart and loyal Potterhead and I’m pleased to have met you.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Let’s brush up a little on our Harry Potter knowledge, shall we? This one actually begins in the Muggle Prime Minister’s office.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Let’s brush up a little on our Harry Potter knowledge, shall we? This one actually begins with Lord Voldemort asking for news as Severus and Laxley report to him about Harry Potter’s whereabouts.

Q3. “It was a nice day. All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet. But clouds massing east of Eden suggested that the first thunderstorm was on its way, and it was going to be a big one.”
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Wrong! That was confusing, wasn’t it?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Wrong! It sounded like something from The Adventures of tom sawyer though, didn’t it? That’s what I thought.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Correct! That’s a good one.

Q4. “Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.”
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Wrong! That’s a confusing one.
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
Correct! That’s a real solid one.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Wrong! That’s a confusing one.

Q5. “It was a pleasure to burn.”
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This was the easiest one I think! Correct. I hope you’ve read this one. It’s about a world where books are burnt.
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
The War of The Worlds by H.G.Wells
Wrong! Sorry, that’s not right.

Q6. “I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.”
Women in Love by D.H.Lawrence
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Correct! You’re very good at this.

Q7. “I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.”
Lord of The Flies by William Golding
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevesky
Fyodor Dostoevesky was a genius, this novella is considered to be one of the first works of Existential Literature.
The Outsider by Albert Camus
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q8. “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel..”
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Correct! That’s a good one.
1984 by George Orwell
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q9. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers.”
My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Woops! You were close.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Correct! I absolutely LOVE this book. Don’t you? I grew up with Matilda and The Secret Garden.

Q10. “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
That’s the right one. Looks like you’re a fan of fantasy.
The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Woops! That’s the wrong one. I still haven’t read this one, it’s huge!
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q11. “Marley was dead, to begin with.”
The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Correct! This was an easy crack. This book was an absolute delight. I am planning on reading it every Christmas for the rest of my life.
A Grief Observed by C.S.Lewis
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q12. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Correct! And one of the most famous opening lines in history.
The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q13. “​The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”
The Call of the Cthulhu by H.P.Lovecraft
Correct! Brilliant crack.
The Road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

Q14. “​I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”
We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
Correct! That’s a good one. This book has been on my kindle for months and I still have to read it. I’ve heard really good things about this book and the writer.

Q15. “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Woops! That’s the wrong one.
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Correct! That’s a good one.
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Woops! That’s the wrong one.

You can post on the comments below what you thought about the questions or what your scores were. I’m so interested in knowing what you guys think! Cheers and Happy Reading everyone. πŸ˜€

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