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.

How did people contact the Philological Society in order to submit new words to the new dictionary? (from Chapter 5, The Big Dictionary Conceived)

2.

What was the first word of Minor's to be pasted onto a page for the printers? (from Chapter 7, Entering the Lists)

3.

What was the nickname of the Oxford English Dictionary? (from Chapter 5, The Big Dictionary Conceived)

4.

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

5.

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)

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