BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!

With a huge thank-you to Jackie Hicken and the Deseret News, here’s a quiz about BOOKS. Her title was “Think you know literature? See if you recognize these famous first lines.”  So… when you get a chance… off you go!  (And if you have amazing self-control, don’t look at the answers before you give your best shot at guessing).

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QUESTION 01 – “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”
A. “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” by Charles Dickens
B. “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
C. “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder
D. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

QUESTION 02 – “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
A. “1984,” by George Orwell
B. “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury
C. “Battlefield Earth,” by L. Ron Hubbard
D. “Catch-22,” by Joseph Heller

QUESTION 03 – “The boy with the fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.”
A. “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding
B. “Oliver Twist,” by Charles Dickens
C. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” by Mark Twain

D. “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” by Frances Hodgson Burnett (I don’t know why Lord Fauntleroy refuses to be right behind Tom Sawyer … I’ve tried way too many times to “shorten the gap” … still on that steep learning curve!)

QUESTION 04 – “Once on a dark winter’s day, when the yellow fog hung so thick and heavy in the streets of London that the lamps were lighted and the shop windows blazed with gas as they do at night, an odd-looking little girl sat in a cab with her father and was driven rather slowly through the big thoroughfares.”

A. Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

B. Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

C. “A Little Princess,” by Francis Hodgson Burnett

D. “Eight Cousins,” by Louisa May Alcott

QUESTION 05 – “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.”
A. “Rebecca,” by Daphne du Maurier
B. “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte
C. “Mansfield Park,” by Jane Austen
D. “The Romance of the Forest,” by Ann Radcliffe

QUESTION 06 – “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
A. “Middlemarch,” by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
B. “Wives and Daughters,” by Elizabeth Gaskell
C. “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen
D. “Agnes Grey,” by Anne Bronte

QUESTION 07 – “He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees.”
A. “Gulliver’s Travels,” by Jonathan Swift
B. “The Deerslayer,” by James Fenimore Cooper
C. “The Wind in the Willows,” by Kenneth Grahame
D. “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” by Ernest Hemingway

QUESTION 08 – “Call me Ishmael.”
A. “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger
B. “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville
C. “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck
D. “Bleak House,” by Charles Dickens

QUESTION 09 – “Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.”
A. “The Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas
B. “Vanity Fair,” by William Makepeace Thackeray
C. “Daniel Deronda,” by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
D. “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy

QUESTION 10 – “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”
A. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” By William Shakespeare
B. “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare
C. “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare
D. “The Winter’s Tale,” by William Shakespeare

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QUESTION 11 – “A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, were assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.”
A. “The Red Badge of Courage,” by Stephen Crane
B. “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
C. “A Study in Scarlet,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
D. “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

QUESTION 12 – “Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.”
A. “A Scandal in Bohemia,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
B. “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
C. “The Final Problem,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
D. The Sign of the Four,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

QUESTION 13 – “1801. — I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.”
A. “The Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins
B. “The Mysteries of Udolpho,” by Ann Radcliffe
C. “Wuthering Heights,” by Emily Bronte
D. “Vanity Fair,” by William Makepeace Thackeray

QUESTION 14 – “3 May. Bistritz.–Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.”
A. “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker
B. “Lord Hornblower,” by C.S. Forester
C. “The Black Tulip,” by Alexandre Dumas
D. “Anna Karenina,” by Leo Tolstoy

QUESTION 15 – “Since Aramis’s singular transformation into a confessor of the order, Baisemeaux was no longer the same man.”
A. “The Three Musketeers,” by Alexandre Dumas
B. “Twenty Years After,” by Alexandre Dumas
C. “The Vicomte de Bragelonne,” by Alexandre Dumas
D. “The Man in the Iron Mask,” by Alexandre Dumas

QUESTION 16 – “I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.”
A. “Northanger Abbey,” by Jane Austen
B. “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” by Charles Dickens
C. “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley
D. “A Study in Scarlet,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’

QUESTION 17 – “You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’; but that ain’t no matter.”
A. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” by Mark Twain
B. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
C. “A Horse’s Tale,” by Mark Twain
D. “Pudd’nhead Wilson,” by Mark Twain

QUESTION 18 – “A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.”
A. “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck
B. “Brave New World,” by Aldous Huxley
C. “Of Mice and Men,” by John Steinbeck
D. “Robinson Crusoe,” by Daniel Defoe

QUESTION 19 – “It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips.”
A. “The Jungle Book,” by Rudyard Kipling
B. “The Call of the Wild,” by Jack London
C. “Watership Down,” by Richard Adams
D. “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell

QUESTION 20 – “My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.”
A. “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens
B. “The Pickwick Papers,” by Charles Dickens
C. “Oliver Twist,” by Charles Dickens
D. “Our Mutual Friend,” by Charles Dickens

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QUESTION 21 – “He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.”
A. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” by Jules Verne
B. “Silas Marner,” by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
C. “Our Mutual Friend,” by Charles Dickens
D. “The Old Man and the Sea,” by Ernest Hemingway

QUESTION 22 – “When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.”
A. “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkein
B. “The Fellowship of the Ring,” by J.R.R. Tolkein
C. “Bilbo’s Last Song,” by J.R.R. Tolkein
D. “The History of Middle-earth,” compiled by Christopher Tolkein

QUESTION 23 – “On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of Romance of the Rose was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second La Rochelle of it.”
A. “The Canterbury Tales,” by Geoffrey Chaucer
B. “The Three Musketeers,” by Alexandre Dumas
C. “Ivanhoe,” by Walter Scott
D. “Treasure Island,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

QUESTION 24 – “I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”
A. “Robinson Crusoe,” by Daniel Defoe
B. “The Swiss Family Robinson,” by Johann David Wyss
C. “The Deerslayer,” by James Fenimore Cooper
D. “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde

QUESTION 25 – “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
A. “Jo’s Boys,” by Louisa May Alcott
B. “Mansfield Park,” by Jane Austen
C. “Anne of Avonlea,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery
D. “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott

QUESTION 26 – “The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.”
A. “Emma,” by Jane Austen
B. “Lorna Doone,” by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
C. “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” by Oscar Wilde
D. “North and South,” by Elizabeth Gaskell

QUESTION 27 – “It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.”
A. “The American,” by Henry James
B. “The Call of the Wild,” by Jack London
C. “David Copperfield,” by Charles Dickens
D. “Last of the Mohicans,” by James Fenimore Cooper

QUESTION 28 – “Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P—–, in Kentucky.”
A. “Gone with the Wind,” by Margaret Mitchell
B. “The House of Mirth,” by Edith Wharton
C. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe
D. “Black Beauty,” by Anna Sewell

QUESTION 29 – “Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies’ eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde’s Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.”
A. “Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery
B. “Anne of Avonlea,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery
C. “Anne of the Island,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery
D. “Anne’s House of Dreams,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

QUESTION 30 – “In 1815, M. Charles-Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D—- He was an old man of about seventy-five years of age; he had occupied the see of D—- since 1806.”
A. “Les Miserables,” by Victor Hugo
B. “The Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas
C. “Bleak House,” by Charles Dickens
D. “Madame Bovary,” by Gustave Flaubert

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After all I’ve said about how I LOVE BOOKS, and LOVE TO READ, I only got 9 correct . . . .  But my 2nd time through I only missed one!!  And now for the ANSWERS:

01      B. “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

02      A. “1984,” by George Orwell

03      A. “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding

04      C. “A Little Princess,” by Francis Hodgson Burnett

05      D. “The Romance of the Forest,” by Ann Radcliffe

06      C. “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen

07      D. “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” by Ernest Hemingway

08      B. “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville

09      D. “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy

10      B. “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare

11      D. “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

12      B. “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

13      C. “Wuthering Heights,” by Emily Bronte

14      A. “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker

15      D. “The Man in the Iron Mask,” by Alexandre Dumas

16      C. “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley

17      B. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain

18      C. “Of Mice and Men,” by John Steinbeck

19      A. “The Jungle Book,” by Rudyard Kipling

20      A. “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens

21      D. “The Old Man and the Sea,” by Ernest Hemingway

22      B. “The Fellowship of the Ring,” by J.R.R. Tolkein

23      B. “The Three Musketeers,” by Alexandre Dumas

24      A. “Robinson Crusoe,” by Daniel Defoe

25      D. “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott

26      C. “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” by Oscar Wilde

27      D. “Last of the Mohicans,” by James Fenimore Cooper

28      C. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe

29      A. “Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

30      A. “Les Miserables,” by Victor Hugo

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2 thoughts on “BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!

  1. Lily Howell

    Well, although I didn’t know the answers to most of these, I’m happy to say that I did recognize all the quotes from Anne of Green Gables, along with a few others. I’m glad to see my addiction to Lucy Maud Montgomery is paying off. 🙂

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