The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Multiple Choice Test Questions

Simon Winchester
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Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh

1. What word is defined in the opening of the book?
(a) Kill.
(b) Murder.
(c) Word.
(d) Love.

2. In what area of New London does the story open?
(a) Derry.
(b) Lambert Marsh.
(c) West Chester.
(d) Hampshire.

3. When does this story take place?
(a) Mid 19th century.
(b) Late 18th century.
(c) Early 19th century.
(d) Late 19th century.

4. At what time where the three shots fired in the opening of the book?
(a) 2 a.m.
(b) Midnight.
(c) 5 a.m.
(d) 1 a.m.

5. Who heard the three shots fired in the beginning of the book?
(a) Henry Tarrant.
(b) Henry Burton.
(c) William Ward.
(d) Eliza Ward.

6. What was the tragedy of the three shots fired named by the papers?
(a) "The Strategery."
(b) "The Tragedy of London."
(c) "The Great Tragedy."
(d) "The Lambeth Tragedy."

7. What two words does the author use to describe the Lambeth area, particularly in relation to the undrained marsh?
(a) Utterly hopeless.
(b) Positively vile.
(c) Greatly disgusting.
(d) Sadly hopeless.

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