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NLW Quizzes and answers: Quiz 4: First Lines

Guess the Title

  1. All children, except one, grow up
  2. Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
  3. Call me Ishmael
  4. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much
  6. 124 was spiteful
  7. It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen
  8. We slept in what had once been the gymnasium
  9. Where’s Papa going with that ax? 
  10. In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.
  11. If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. 
  12. The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play
  13. It was a dark and stormy night.
  14. First of all, let me get something straight: this is a journal, not a diary
  15. There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. 
  16. Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life
  17. When he was nearly 13, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow
  18. Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
  19. It was a pleasure to burn.
  20. Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery. 


  1. Peter Pan
  2. Little Women
  3. Moby Dick
  4. A Tale of Two Cities
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  6. Beloved
  7. 1984
  8. The Handmaid's Tale
  9. Charlotte's Web
  10. Madeline
  11. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  12. The Cat in the Hat
  13. A Wrinkle in Time
  14. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  15. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  16. James and the Giant Peach
  17. To Kill a Mockingbird
  18. The Giving Tree
  19. Fahrenheit 451
  20. The Da Vinci Code