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Old 12-03-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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Sunday Special- Opening lines

Sunday Special- Opening lines
I give you the opening line of a book, and you name the book..... The list of answers (scrambled, of course) is at the end of the 20 quotes, if you need to try to pair them up, but some of you may want to try without looking at the choices
Beware! there are 23 choices, but only 20 opening lines..................
1. "Amerigo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court number3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her."
2. "Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do;"
3. "In the week before their departure for Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, and old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul."

4. "A squat gray building of only thirty-four stories."
5. "Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost un-noticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotton and perhaps not connected to the horror at all."

6. "At half-past six on a friday evening in January, Lincoln International Airport was functioning, though with difficulty."
7. "You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings."
8. "You better not never tell nobody but God."
9. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
10. "The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there".

11. "Call me Jonah."
12. "His name was Gaal Dornick and he was just a country boy who had never seen Trantor before."
13. "It was Wang Lung's marriage day."
14. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
15. "It was a pleasure to burn."
16. "Where's Papa going with that axe?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.
17. "Whoever has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Kaatskill mountains."
18. "All children, except one, grow up."
19. "The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting."

20. "3 May. Bisterlitz. Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but the train was an hour late."
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"The Color Purple" --"Airport" --"Fahrenheit 451" --"Peter Pan" -- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"--"Little Women" --"The Godfather"
--"Charlotte's Web"--"The Da Vinci Code"-- "Cat's Cradle"--"Brave New World" --"In Cold Blood"--"Roots"--"Dracula" --"The Good Earth" --"Red Badge of Courage"--"The Exorcist"--"Rip Van Winkle" --"The Silence of the Lambs"--"Dune" --"1984"--"Frankenstein"--"Foundation"





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1. "The Godfather"
2. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3. "Dune"
4. "Brave New World"
5. "The Exorcist"
6. "Airport"
7. "Frankenstein"
8. "The Color Purple"
9. "Little Women"
10. "In Cold Blood"
11. "Cat's Cradle"
12. "Foundation"
13. "The Good Earth"
14. "1984"
15. "Fahrenheit 451"
16. "Charlotte's Web"
17. "Rip Van Winkle"
18. "Peter Pan"
19. "Red Badge of Courage"
20. "Dracula"

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Old 12-07-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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Found it. I got 2, 3, 6, 8, (guessed those two) 9, 13, 16, 17 and 18. So thats what? 9/20? Failing grade dang it!
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:26 AM   #3
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not so fast!
round these parts we grade on the curve, and 10 for twenty ia an a.......
so you got an a- !
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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YAHOOO!!! Thanks LT!
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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I must say I'm a little surprised that you didn't get # 4....................
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I gave myself a forehead slap on that one LT, but I blanked. LOL.
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Only ones I got were "Alices Adventures ...", "Charlotte's Web", and "Little Women" which may say an awful lot more than I'd like about the maturity level of my reading.

Should have gotten "The Color Purple". No reason I should have gotten any of the others, mind you. Never read 'em!

Gimme some Amy Tan and I'll knock your socks off ...
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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I must admit, if I had to take this quiz I might have gotten six-seven............"luckilly", I'm the quiz master, and only had to assemble it
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