Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Heads or Tails #1 (Beginnings)

I don't promise to play every week, but Barb from Skittles' Place has a new Tuesday feature called Heads Or Tails. (That's a link to Barb's introductory post.)

Here are the rules, copied straight from Skittles' place:
How To Play:
  • Check the calendar in my right sidebar for upcoming themes.
  • Interpret them in any way you wish. You can write a story or a poem, show photos or videos, scan and post a picture you drew, just about anything. The choice is yours.
  • Please link back to me.
  • Visit the other participants.
Every once in a while I will call "Tails." When I do that, follow the directions. (Giggle.)
That last "giggle" has me a tad nervous.

But, anyway, for my contribution on beginnings: A Coffee Break quiz I found. It's a multiple choice guess quiz where you try and match the opening (or beginning) lines with the novels from which they come. Some I remembered (even without reading the novels) -- "It was a dark and stormy night...." for example.

Or this one: "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." You don't need to have read the novel from which that line comes to figure this out; you just need to have seen "The Producers."

Anyway, the right answers are there before you and it's a fun quiz. And I was very pleased with myself, getting 11 of 13 right:

So pleased with myself was I that I tackled another beginning lines quiz, this one from the BBC. There'll be no bragging screen shot here, I'm afraid: I only got 5 of 10 right.

The beginning of the end of my little rush of self-confidence....


Barb said...

I got 8 right. Some of the books I never heard of.. shame on me. I hit it lucky with Catcher in the Rye because I recently read it. :)

Thanks for joining in.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

There were a few famous ones I knew there.

Misty DawnS said...

Ok, I did really lousy on that quiz - but it was fun anyway!

BTW - the giggle has me a bit nervous too ;-)

Mom Knows Everything said...

What a fun and interesting way to do your Meme!

Anonymous said...

wow, I did lousy--but it was great fun. A great beginning post.

Smalltown RN said...

I didn't even do the quiz I know i would have done terrible....but I love your take on the theme....very creative...

Anonymous said...

This was a different take on beginnings. Very clever. I remember few lines, though.