Art and Literature

Quiz 25 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

These are all famous opening lines to novels – can you identify the book?

1. ‘There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.’

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

2. ‘It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.’

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

3. ‘There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.’

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis

4. ‘It was love at first sight.’

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

5. ‘You better not never tell nobody but God.’

The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

6. ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.’

A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

7. ‘Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.’

Middlemarch – George Eliot

8. ‘All children, except one, grow up.’

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

9. ‘It happened every year, was almost a ritual.’

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

10. ‘When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.’

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee





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