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.

England's power grew, and it felt embarrassed for not studying its language. Why did citizens want a proper dictionary? (from Chapter 4, Gathering Earth's Daughters)

2.

Part of the difficult process of writing the dictionary included the envelope of ______ being properly applied and analyzed. (from Chapter 8, Annulated, Art, Brick-Tea, Buckwheat)

3.

After Murray died, Minor was diagnosed with ______________. (from Chapter 11, Then Only the Monuments, Postscript)

4.

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)

5.

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

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