Famous opening lines: Take our literature quiz

The opening line is the hook that draws you in – and some authors have created unforgettable ones. How many of these these memorable first lines can you match to the novels they come from?

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1. Which novel begins with this line: "Call me Ishmael"?

Ishmael, the only surviving crewmember of the whaling ship the Pequod, becomes the narrator of the ship's story.

Ishmael, the only surviving crewmember of the whaling ship the Pequod, becomes the narrator of the ship's story.

Ishmael, the only surviving crewmember of the whaling ship the Pequod, becomes the narrator of the ship's story.

Ishmael, the only surviving crewmember of the whaling ship the Pequod, becomes the narrator of the ship's story.

"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville

 

"One Thousand and One Nights"

 

"Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

 

"The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie

 
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