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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, The Madness of War.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lucy was born to the Minors __________after William's birth.
(a) Three years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Six years.
(d) One year.

2. When was Minor born?
(a) January, 1842.
(b) June, 1834.
(c) May, 1832.
(d) March, 1831.

3. In Chapter 2, the author gives a detailed description of what word?
(a) Antgonist.
(b) Murder.
(c) Protagonist.
(d) Love.

4. Where was Minor born?
(a) Bristol.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) London.
(d) Sri Lanka.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what area of New London does the story open?

2. How old was Lucy when she died?

3. What was the name of Murray's first wife?

4. In what city was Murray born?

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

(see the answer key)

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