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

Simon Winchester
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

According to Chapter 5, which dictionary far surpassed all that came before it? (from Chapter 5, The Big Dictionary Conceived)

2.

What were Murray's original religious views? (from Chapter 10, The Unkindest Cut)

3.

What did Minor's diagnosis actually mean? (from Chapter 11, Then Only the Monuments, Postscript)

4.

Which of the following helped Minor become comfortable at Broadmoor? (from Chapter 6, The Scholar in Cell Block Two)

5.

Murray hoped the Oxford English Dictionary would be finished by his ______________ birthday. (from Chapter 11, Then Only the Monuments, Postscript)

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