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Judith's Trivia Quiz Part 1
Opening Lines
December 1, 2020

Opening Lines

The following quotations are the opening lines from ten of the novels by Dickens. For each one there are three options: a, b, c.
Choose the correct title for each quotation.

1. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…"
a) Martin Chuzzlewit
b) A Tale of Two Cities
c) Hard Times

2. “My father’s name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.”
a) Our Mutual Friend
b) Great Expectations
c) A Tale of Two Cities

3. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”
a) Nicholas Nickleby
b) Little Dorrit
c) David Copperfield

4. “Marley was dead, to begin with”
a) Edwin Drood
b) Hard Times
c) A Christmas Carol

5. “Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.”
a) Little Dorrit
b) Bleak House
c) A Tale of Two Cities

6. “Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts.”
a) Dombey and Son
b) Hard Times
c) Our Mutual Friend

7. “In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark Bridge which is of iron, and London Bridge which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in.”
a) Our Mutual Friend
b) Edwin Drood
c) Little Dorrit

8. “London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln’s Inn Hall. Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth.”
a) Bleak House
b) The Old Curiosity Shop
c) Martin Chuzzlewit

9. “Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one, anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse…"
a) Great Expectations
b) David Copperfield
c) Oliver Twist

10. “In the year 1775, there stood upon the borders of Epping Forest, at a distance of about twelve miles from London…a house of public entertainment called the Maypole…"
a) Barnaby Rudge
b) Oliver Twist
c) Dombey and Son

1 b) Tale of Two Cities
2 b) Great Expectations
3 c) David Copperfield
4 c) Christmas Carol
5 a) Little Dorrit
6 b) Hard Times
7 a) Our Mutual Friend
8 a) Bleak House
9 c) Oliver Twist
10) a) Barnaby Rudge