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1 April 2011 No Comment

Match the opening line to the novel and author

  1. “Call me Ishmael.”
  2. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
  3. “All this happened, more or less.”
  4. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
  5. “You better not never tell nobody but God.”
  6. “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”
  7. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
  8. “The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him “WILD THING!” and Max said “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.
  9. “Once there was a tree… and she loved a little boy.”
  10. “What’s it going to be then, eh?”

Answer Key (highlight to view answers)

  1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  6. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  8. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

By: Dawn Koogle

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