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First Lines Of Books Quiz!

Can you guess the books from the first lines? Have a go at our excellent book quiz and see how many classics you can recognise from just the first line!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:ย  June 19th 2022

Think you're a brainy bookworm? Let's see how well you know these classic books from just their first lines! Take this ultimate book quiz and see how many books you can identify!

1/10 Beano Potter characters on cloudy background

Which Harry Potter book starts with 'Mr and Mrs Dursley of Number 4, Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much'?

2/10 A lion, a wardrobe and a unicorn

How does 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' begin?

3/10 White bunny with clock and splat

How does Alice in Wonderland begin?

4/10 A pig on a spider web background

True of false: 'Charlotee's Web' begins with the line '"Where's Papa going with that axe?"'

5/10 Books and question marks

Which book starts 'My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down. ' ?

6/10 Tracy Beaker
Tracy Beaker | BBC | CBBC

How does 'The Story of Tracey Beaker' start?

7/10 Peach with eyes and yellow splats

Which book starts: 'A funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.'?

8/10 A cat in a hat

Which book starts with 'Once there was a little girl called Sophie.'?

9/10 Zombie hand and Beano ghost in graveyard

How does 'Johnny and the Dead' start?

10/10 Books and question mark

Which book starts with 'If you went too near the edge of the chalk-pit the ground would give way. Barney had been told this often enough.'?

Lowest result

Nooo, looks like you need to read up! You had a good go, but it wasn't good enough! Have another try and see if you can get one right next time!

Try again result

You know a couple of the classics, but we bet you can do better! Have another go and see if you recognise any more stories!

Nice one result

Nice job! You're obviously a big reader, and it's paid off! But can you get full marks next time? Have a go and see!

Top result

Woah, you're a full-on book brainbox! You can recognise a book with a mere glance, and you've read all the classics! Well done!