Quiz: Can You Guess This Famous Book by Its Ending?
Can You Guess This Famous Book by Its Ending?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Is there anything better than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day? Escape into the pages as you absorb every word the author has so painstakingly thought of?

Can you predict how it will all turn out? Will the hero beat his enemies and get the girl? Or is it all in vain as the forces of evil overcome the good and chaos reigns?

That's what books do, don't they? They help us to let our imagination run wild. They put it right in the same situations with our heroes as we fight off the assassin or lovely kiss the heroine as the sun sets behind a beautiful mountain.

And over the centuries, authors have continued to regale us with tales that sometimes are difficult to read and take in; such is their brutality. We have to be thankful that authors of the caliber of Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many, many others have honed their craft to entertain us!

And when you get to the end of your favorite book and read that last line, a little bit of disappointment sets in. Did it all have to be over so quickly? But to the task at hand. Could you identify a book from its last line or paragraph?

Let's see if you can get 35 out of 35!

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Can you name the classic novel that ends with "Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini’s for a little dinner on the way?"
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"'God's in his heaven, all’s right with the world,' whispered Anne softly," ends which of the books below?
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Which novel, turned into a film starring Renee Zellweger, closed with this line - "An excellent year's progress"?
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Any ideas as to which famous book, first published in 1937, ends with "You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all! 'Thank goodness!' said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco jar”?
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Set in Japan, which novel has the ending paragraph which reads, "Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper"?
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"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both." Which book ends with this?
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Which book does this last paragraph come from? “I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”
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The closing line, "For Siddalee Walker, the need to understand has passed, at least for the moment. All that was left was love and wonder," comes from which of these novels below?
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What classic dystopian novel ends with "And so farewell from your little droog. And to all others in this story profound shooms of lip-music brrrrr. And they can kiss my sharries. But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal."
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Name the book that closes with this, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
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"Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake," closes which horror classic?
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Can you tell us which book ends with "But I don't think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt."
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Also a Hollywood blockbuster starring Heath Ledger, what novel ends with "There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it, you've got to stand it"?
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The final line "Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this," comes from which novel listed below?
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"'From the Land of Oz,' said Dorothy gravely. 'And here is Toto, too. And oh, Aunt Em! I'm so glad to be at home again,'" ends which literary classic?
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Do you know which book ends with "A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR. I am haunted by humans"?
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"There was the hum of bees, and the musky odor of pinks filled the air." This is the last line found in which of the books listed below?
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"I carry a lot of scars. I like the way that sounds. I carry a lot of scars." This comes from a book that was turned into a film starring Leonardo diCaprio. Can you name it?
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From which massively successful novel, the last in a series, does this line come from? "The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."
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Name the horror that "He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance" comes from.
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"He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom." Which novel does this come from?
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"It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan," is the closing of which classic novel featuring Captain Ahab?
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Yet another book with a Hollywood adaptation, which novel features these words as its ending? "I ran with the wind blowing in my face, and a smile as wide as the valley of Panjsher on my lips. I ran."
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"Curley and Carlson looked after them. And Carlson said, 'Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?'" Can you tell us which this ending comes from?
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This last paragraph, "And then, while the pretty brunette girl finished singing her verse, he buzzed me through like I was someone who mattered," comes from which of these below?
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Turned into a movie starring Tom Hanks as a jail warden, which novel has this as an ending, "We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, I know that, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long"?
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"I lost track after a while, happy to be home, weeping for my father, and thinking about what was next," is the ending of a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Can you name it'?
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Which classic ends with "The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off"?
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"He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance." This comes from which novel involving children?
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