FAMOUS FIRST LINES QUIZ:

JUVENILE FICTION

 

 

 

 

The first lines of ten best-selling classic juvenile fiction books are listed below.  For each one, give yourself five points if you can identify the title of the book without peeking at the help page 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 for either title or author, give yourself a total of five points for the entire question (instead of a combined total of ten points per question). 

 

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1.         "A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin."

 

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2.         "Did Mama sing every day?" asked Caleb.

 

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3.         "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin."

 

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4.         "'Where's Papa going with that ax?' said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast."

 

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5.         "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket."

 

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6.         "There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself--not just sometimes, but always."

 

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7.         "Brian Robeson stared out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below."

 

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8.         "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

 

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9.         "Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof."  

 

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10.       "Most everyone in Utah remembers 1896 as the year the territory became a state."

 

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

 

 

 


 

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