Quick Quiz #11

Welcome to the latest Quick Quiz to test your brain cells.

This time there is a literary theme.

As usual it’s all for fun – there is no prize – and the answers will be revealed on Saturday, May 8.

Good luck!

1 Which novel opens with the sentence: “I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighbourhoods”?
A) The Great Gatsby
B) Breakfast at Tiffany’s
C) Of Mice and Men

2 Which novel opens with these words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”?
A) The Pickwick Papers
B) Hard Times
C) A Tale of Two Cities

3 Which novel opens with the sentence: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”?
A) 1984
B) Brave New World
C) War of the Worlds

4 Which novel opens with the sentence: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”?
A) The Moonstone
B) Pride and Prejudice
C) The Mill on the Floss

5 Which novel opens with the sentence: “I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with”?
A) Villette
B) The Professor
C) Wuthering Heights

6 Which work of poetry opens with the lines: “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote”?

A) The Waste Land
B) The Canterbury Tales
C) Under Milk Wood

7 Which literary work opens with: “To begin at the beginning: It is Spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters’ and rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea”?
A) The Waste Land
B) The Canterbury Tales
C) Under Milk Wood

8 Which work of poetry opens with: “April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land”?
A) The Waste Land
B) The Canterbury Tales
C) Under Milk Wood

9 Which novel opens with the sentence: “It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles”?
A) Lady Chatterley’s Lover
B) Lolita
C) Crash

10 Which Shakespeare play features the line: “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child!”?
A) Macbeth
B) The Taming of the Shrew
C) King Lear

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