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.

After the first installment, how long did Murray believe it would take him to finish the entire book? (from Chapter 8, Annulated, Art, Brick-Tea, Buckwheat)

2.

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

3.

Which of the following is noted to have been a fact four hundred years earlier than Mr. Trench's speeches? (from Chapter 4, Gathering Earth's Daughters)

4.

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)

5.

Why did the demand for dictionaries increase according to the author in Chapter 4? (from Chapter 4, Gathering Earth's Daughters)

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