Lit Quizzes


New additions to the First Lines and Last Lines quizzes:

First Lines

These notebooks were found among the papers of Antoine Roquentin.


One hot spring evening, just as the sun was going down, two men appeared at Patriarch’s Ponds.

Last Lines

The building-yard of the New Station smells strongly of damp wood: tomorrow it will rain in Bouville.


However passionate, sinning, and rebellious the heart hidden in the tomb, the flowers growing over it peep serenely at us with their innocent eyes; they tell us not of eternal peace alone, of that great peace of “indifferent” nature: they tell us, too, of eternal reconciliation and of life without end.


His bruised memory has subsided again and until the next full moon no one will trouble the professor—neither the noseless man who killed Hestas nor the cruel Procurator of Judea, fifth in that office, the knight Pontius Pilate.

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