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First Words: A quiz on the first words of famous novels.

I got 10/13 and I am feeling quite proud of myself. I guess those Lit classes in college finally paid off.


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Ha! I are only a high skuul gradyuate and me got 12/13.

I got 10/13 as well.

My only "bragging right," without giving away any answers too badly is that I actually read one of them in the original Spanish.

That was many, many years ago...

9/13. And I just read Cat's Cradle last year. Damn.

8/13. Not bad for a musician. Let's see how well Graham does!

I got 12 out of 13. Damn lizards!

9/13. not too bad. that was fun. :)

I only got 6 of the 13, and that was 1-5 and 7. That should tell you alot about my reading habits. (The older the better; hey, I'm a medievalist.) 8)

8/13 but I'm still a smart man, Jenny.

For those not interested, currently reading: "The Subterrraneans" by Jack Kerouac, "Naked" by David Sedaris, and "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood.

Well, I guess 10/13 ain't too shabby for a philosophy major who slept through the classes he wasn't drunk for.

But I've read Cat's Cradle twice. Can't believe I got that one wrong.

12 out of 13 as well, and the lizards tripped me up as well. I feel more comfortable with themes of the non-sci fi books, though, than first lines. I feel like a product of the trivial nation, where shit that doesn't mean anything is valued but deeper meaning is glossed over. Might as well bring on Alex Trabek. so I can make money at this.

9/13, but I only literally remembered a couple of them - the rest were partial guesses. Memory has never been my strong suit...

uh...3 right...i really need to read more for fun...

dang, 12 of 13, though i guessed on four and got one of those wrong.

11/13... it had been too long since I read any Vonnegut.

In other news, where's that Golden Girls post?

10/13 too. Missed Cat's Cradle, Notes From Underground, and those bloody lizards. Is Vonnegut in the Death Pool?

12/13 - missed Notes from the Underground because I hadn't read it - and guessed The Misanthrope instead. (If I'd taken a minute to think about it, I would've remembered that Moliere wrote plays, dammit!)

10/13 -- but about half of those I got right, I guessed. And I think I've only read two of them, and one not by choice.

Popular culture is my friend.

11/13. I knew about 6 or 7 of them outright...the rest were educated guesses. And I've only read about 5 of the books described...it's amazing how much you can pick up just through cultural osmosis.

11 out of 13, but as with some of the other commenters, a few of them were guesses. If it's not foo far off topic, I'd like to nominate my all-time greatest opening line (actually two lines), from Frederick Brown's short story, KNOCK:

"The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door."

7 out of 13 isn't bad for having not read any of those books (shocking that none of those have crossed my path in any English Lit class)