The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, The Man Who Taught Latin to Cattle.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Sadly hopeless.
(d) Greatly disgusting.

2. In Chapter 2, The Man Who Taught Latin to Cattle, who is introduced as the first protagonist?
(a) Dr. Murray.
(b) Mrs. Scott.
(c) Dr. Minor.
(d) Mr. Merrett.

3. Where were George Merrett and his wife originally from?
(a) Derry.
(b) Gloucestershire.
(c) Hampshire.
(d) Lambeth.

4. According to the author, who is the "second" protagonist of the story?
(a) Dr. Henry Sweet.
(b) James Augustus Henry Murray.
(c) Dr. Minor.
(d) Mrs. Elsa.

5. How have many described the language of the Oxford English Dictionary?
(a) Complicated.
(b) Basic.
(c) Arrogant.
(d) Easy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the Oxford English Dictionary completed?

2. Merrett's killer was from ______________.

3. Who heard the three shots fired in the beginning of the book?

4. How many children did the Merretts have?

5. In Chapter 2, the author gives a detailed description of what word?

(see the answer key)

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