FAMOUS FIRST LINES QUIZ:

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERS

 

 

 

 

The first lines of ten Newbery-winning novels are listed below. For each one, give yourself five points if you can identify the title of the book from which it comes and an additional five points if you can identify the author without peeking at the help page.  If you need to use the help page, give yourself a total of five points for each correct question.

 

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1.         "Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away."

 

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2.         "Would Gracie-the-cat be jealous if the Pyes got another pet--a dog?"

 

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3.         "Abraham Lincoln wasn't the sort of man who could lose himself in a crowd."

 

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4.         "Once upon a time, far away in Japan, a poor young artist sat alone in his little house, waiting for his dinner."

 

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5.         "It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened."

 

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6.         "Mayo Cornelius Higgins raised his arms high to the sky and spread them wide."

 

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7.         "When animal droppings and garbage and spoiled straw are piled up in a great heap, the rotting and moiling give forth heat."

 

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8.         "To start with there was Shora."

 

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9.         "The young prince was known here and there (and just about everywhere else) as Prince Brat."

 

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10.       "When May died, Ob came back to the trailer, got out of his good suit and into his regular clothes, then went and sat in the Chevy for the rest of the night."

 

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Now add up your total score, then click here to see how you did.

 

 

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For a full list of the Newbery Award winners, click here.
 

 


 

 

 

 

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