Literary Quiz – #4

FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!

  1. Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun one day.
  2. The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
  3. It was Wang Lung’s marriage day.
  4. I have often asked how it was, and through what series of steps, that I became an opium eater.
  5. This is the saddest story I ever heard.
  6. What made me take this trip to Africa? There is no quick explanation.
  7. It was in the month of May 1813 that I was so unlucky as to fall at last into the hands of the enemy.
  8. It was at four o’clock when the ceremony was over and the carriages began to arrive. There had been a crowd following all the way, owing to the exuberance of Marija Berczynskas.
  9. They order, said I, this matter better in France.
  10. Someone asked me why a surgeon would write. Why, when the shelves are already full.

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