The July 4th ish Quiz

 I hope all of my fellow Americans had a wonderful fourth of July celebrating our country’s freedom.  See if can identify these books by their first lines.  I’ve given you hints already.  Here’s how to play…Identify these famous books by telling me the book and author.  Leave a comment with the #  and the title and author of the book and I’ll cross it off the list.  No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  

Cover ImageCover ImageCover ImageCover ImageLong Walk to Freedom by Mandela Mandela: Book CoverTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Blume Blume: Book CoverCover ImageCover ImageCover ImageCover Image

1. It was just before 4:00 a.m. on a weekday.  4th of July by James Patterson, Debbie

2. You like to have some cup of tea?-  July’s People by Nadine Gordimer, Hilarie

3. I won Dribble at Jimmy Fargo’s birthday party.  Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Kathy

4. “Waiting sucks.”  Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty, Literature Crazy

5. The little village of Obscurity is remarkable only for its unremarkableness. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde, Hilarie

6. Imagine a young man on his way to a less-than-thirty-second event– the loss of his left hand, long before he reached middle age. The Fourth Hand by John Irving, Debbie

7. Apart from life, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thebu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon on me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla.  Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Debbie

8. Oribel Scully had shown him into the kitchen at the rectory.  COLD DAY IN JULY BY STELLA CAMERON

9. There isn’t a part of our lives that money doesn’t touch–it affects our relationships. the way we go about our everyday activities, our ability to make dreams reality, everything.  The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suzie Orman, Kathy

10. The Swede.  AMERICAN PASTORAL BY PHILIP ROTH

So, let’s hear your guesses!

10 thoughts on “The July 4th ish Quiz

  1. Wrighty says:

    I was so happy to see a new quiz posted! Sometimes I don’t see them in time and I miss out completely. I hate when that happens because they are such fun! Imagine my disappointment when I read the list and didn’t recognize a single one!!! Even with the hints! I know I’ve read some of these too. I’m blaming it on the late hour. I’m going to bed now and I’ll try again in the morning. 🙂

  2. Violet says:

    Hey is #2 from Three cups of tea? Wild Guess 🙂

    🙂 That is a good guess, but not correct. I’ve now posted the covers of the books in the quiz. I’m thinking it was too hard before.

  3. Wrighty says:

    Thank you for the clues! Now I can at least guess. (And boy oh boy are these just guesses. No laughing allowed!)

    #1 4th of July
    #2 Fourth Coming
    #4 July’s People
    #5 American Pastoral
    #6 The Fourth Hand
    #7 Long Walk to Freedom
    *8 The Fourth Bear
    #10 Cold Day in July

  4. Hilarie says:

    Here are my guesses:
    #2- July’s People
    #5 -The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
    #8 – American Pastoral
    #10 – Cold Day in July

    This was a great quiz by the way, I’m sorry I missed a chance to guess at all ten.

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