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Jane Austen First Lines Quiz

June 20, 2023

We’re all big fans of Jane Austen over here at Canterbury Classics. However, we wanted to discover the true Austenites in our midst with a little quiz. Can you match each opening line to the famous Jane Austen novel?

#1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Correct Answer: Pride and Prejudice

#2. “About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram…”

Correct Answer: Mansfield Park 


#3. “No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.”

Correct Answer: Northanger Abbey


#4. “…handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.”

Correct Answer: Emma


#5. “The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex.”

Correct Answer: Sense and Sensibility 



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