Brief First Lines Quiz – guessing closed

Let’s see if you can guess these classics by their brief first lines.  They are tough – good luck!

No googling or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system 🙂  Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome 🙂  It only takes once to be eligible for a prize.

1. ”It was a pleasure to burn.” Fahrenheit 451 

2.  “Howard Roark laughed.”  Fountainhead

3.  “It’s hard being left behind.” The Time Traveler’s Wife

4.  “I am an invisible man.”  Invisible Man

5.  “Call me Ishmael.”   Moby Dick

6. “A screaming comes across the sky.”  Gravity’s Rainbow

7. “124 was spiteful.”  Beloved

8.  “All this happened, more or less.”  Slaughterhouse-Five

9. ” I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”  I Capture the Castle

10.  “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”  1984

18 thoughts on “Brief First Lines Quiz – guessing closed

  1. thetruebookaddict says:

    Oh, I’ll give it the ole college try. 😉

    1. Fahrenheit 451
    2. Atlas Shrugged
    3.
    4. Invisible Man
    5. Moby Dick
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10. 1984

    That’s all I could get…and I think #2 is wrong. Oh well.

  2. Kay says:

    I’m going to be so awful at this quiz. I can see one that I know, but that might be it. Sigh.

    1. Fahrenheit 451
    4. Invisible Man
    5. Moby Dick
    9. I Capture the Castle

    That’s all I’ve got. Pretty sure about those. Not sure at all about any others. Tough quiz, Stacy! LOL

  3. BermudaOnion says:

    Yay, another quiz!

    1 – Fahrenheit 451
    2 – The Fountainhead
    3 – The Time Traveler’s Wife
    4 – The Invisible Man?
    5 – Moby Dick
    6 –
    7 – Beloved
    8 –
    9 –
    10 – 1984

    I started out strong but then kind of fizzled out.

  4. Word Lily says:

    1. Fahrenheit 451
    2. The Fountainhead
    3. The Time Traveler’s Wife
    4. Invisible Man
    5. Moby Dick
    6.
    7. Beloved
    8. Slaughterhouse Five
    9. I Capture the Castle
    10. 1984

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