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23 Quiz Questions on Books Opening Lines

Here are 23 Books Opening Lines Questions that are provided for your Quiz or Trivia Night at no cost. Scroll to the bottom to see the answers.





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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. Name the Author and book. [----- in ---------d, L---- -------]

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Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it would be prudent to refrain from mentioning, there is a workhouse... Give the [Book, Author]

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Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. Give the book and author. [------ --- ----, -. -. M----]

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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap. Name the book.

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In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. [Gospel according to -- ----]

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In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. [Book -- -------]

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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Name the book and author. [----, ------ ------]

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Mr Jones, of Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. Name the book and author. [------ ----, ------ ------]

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Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. Name the James Joyce book. [F-------- ----]

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Scarlett OHara was not beautiful, but men seldom realised it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. Name the Author. [M------- M-------]

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The mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring cleaning his little home. Name the book. [--- W--- -- --- W------]

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To the red country and part of the grey country of Oklahoma the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. Is the opening line of The Grapes of Wrath. Who is the autor ?

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Two households, both alike in dignity In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood make civil hands unclean. Name the Author.

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When the sweet showers of April fall and shoot Down through the drought of March to pierce to the root. From The Canterbury Tales, name the author. [G------- -------]

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As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where I was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep; and as I slept a dreamed a dream. Name the book. [The ------ms P-------]

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I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. Name the book by Jack Kerouac.

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I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a Good Friday, tho not of that country, my Father being a Foreigner of Breman, who settled first at Hull. Name the Daniel Defoe book. [R------- ------]

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It is a truth unversally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Name the book.

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Name the book.

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Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith. Name the book by Robert Heinlein. [-------- -- - Strange ----]

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This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a man's resolution can achieve. Name the book my Wilkie Collins. [The W---- in W----]

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To be born again sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, first you have to die. Name the book. [The S------ V-----]

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You better not never tell nobody but God. Name the book by Alice Walker. [The C---- Pur---]


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