Last Lines Quiz

As we approach the end of a decade I thought it would be appropriate to see what last lines of famous literature you would know.  Please leave the # and the title and author’s last name.  No Googling – that’s cheating and no fun!

1. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. The Great Gatsby by FitzgeraldFlorinda

2. But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by TwainSusan

3. He loved Big Brother.  1984 by Orwell – AlitaReads

4. ‘It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.’  A Tale of Two Cities by DickensBermudaonion

5. I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita. Lolita by Nabokov – Candice

6. Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity! Bartleby the Scrivener by MelvilleSusan

7. I don’t hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark; I don’t. I don’t! I don’t hate it! I don’t hate it! Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner

8. Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood; and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago; and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.   Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by CarrollWord Lily

9. Are there any questions?  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood ‘Nise

10. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.  Animal Farm by Orwell – Candice

11. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.  Catcher in the Rye by Salinger – Candice

12. For now she knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.  Song of Solomon by Morrison

13. “Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” Gone with the Wind by Mitchell Susan

14. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance. Frankenstein by Shelley

15. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!  A Christmas Carol by DickensWrighty’s Reads

 

You will choose 50 of the books I will read next year.  If you help me you could win a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  Go here to vote. (Right now the top vote getter is A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving)

14 thoughts on “Last Lines Quiz

  1. candice says:

    wow, what fun and I know so many!

    #11 the catcher and the rye by salinger (favorite!)
    #10 animal farm by orwell
    #5 lolita by nabokov

    thanks, I love to play your games. i’m very curious about #9…

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