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.

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

2.

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)

3.

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)

4.

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

5.

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

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