First and Last Quiz

This week I’m going to see if you can match up the first lines and last lines from 10 famous novels.  At least you can guess!!  Each correct match is worth 9 points and you ‘ll get an extra point if you can tell me what novel each correct match comes from.  Oh, and a special thanks to author Beth Hoffman for playing last week.  It’s the first time an answer to my quiz has participated 🙂

A few rules…No cheating.  No googling or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system…Your first answers will be the only ones accepted…Have fun!

 This round for every participant I have (the last 2 rounds there have been 34 different players each time)  I will put in a $ for a B&N gift card or a Babies R Us gift card for the winner. Even if you play only once you are eligible to win the second prize (something special I pick out) and you will be adding money to the kitty for the winner.  

You have until noon on Friday to submit your answers as a comment.  I do hide comments until I post the answers on Friday, so if your answers disappear that’s why.  Last week’s What Book is That? Quiz.  Current Leaderboard


1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…

2. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

3. Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte.

4. Buck dd not read newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tidewater dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

5. IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

6. Marley was dead, to begin with.

7. You don’t know about me without you have read a book called “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” but that ain’t no matter.

8. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

9. I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

10. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.


A. When the long winter nights come on and the wolves follow their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his great throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack.

B. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!

C. O God-please give him back! I shall keep asking You.

D. With the Gardiners, they were always on the most intimate terms. Darcy, as well as Elizabeth, really loved them; and they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into Derbyshire, had been the means of uniting them.

E. I feel that they do watch and guide, and I also feel that they join me in the hope that this story of our people can help alleviate the legacies of the fact that preponderantly the histories have been written by the winners.

F. “It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go  to, than I have ever known.”

G. “Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!”

H. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

I. 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.

J. He loved Big Brother.