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.

What quality did many people who worked on the Oxford English Dictionary admire in Minor? (from Chapter 7, Entering the Lists)

2.

In 1915, which newspaper did the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary write to and complain about the story of Murray meeting Minor in the asylum? (from Chapter 9, The Meeting of Minds)

3.

Where was Minor blocked after the first few months of his stay at Broadmoor? (from Chapter 6, The Scholar in Cell Block Two)

4.

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

5.

How many more years after the publishing of the first installment would it actually take for Murray to finish the Oxford English Dictionary? (from Chapter 8, Annulated, Art, Brick-Tea, Buckwheat)

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