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QUIZ: Can You Match the First and Last Lines of Classic Lit?

QUIZ: Can You Match the First and Last Lines of Classic Lit?

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1. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

2. "You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings."

3. "It was a pleasure to burn."

4. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

5. "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.”

6. "Call me Ishmael."

7. "We slept in what had once been the gymnasium."

8. "A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over: 'Allez-vous en! Allez-vous en! Sapristi! That’s all right!'"

9. "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

10. "'Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow,' said Mrs. Ramsay."

11. "I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974."

12. "Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton."

13. "Who's there?"

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