Literary Quiz – #1

FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!

  1. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
  2. Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts.
  3. Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure.
  4. Mr. Jones, of the Manor farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.
  5. In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains.
  6. The Mississippi is well worth reading about.
  7. It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria.
  8. In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land.
  9. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
  10. All happy families are like one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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