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

2.

According to the author, what sort of life did Minor live at Broadmoor? (from Chapter 6, The Scholar in Cell Block Two)

3.

Who was the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1915? (from Chapter 9, The Meeting of Minds)

4.

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

5.

Who wrote A Dictionary of the English Language? (from Chapter 4, Gathering Earth's Daughters)

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