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Nobel Prize quiz

Nobel Prize quiz

The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes – Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economics – are announced this week. But then you knew that didn’t you?

However, in case you weren’t cognizant of such a fact – maybe you were busy inventing a time machine or drilling a hole to rescue those poor miners in Chile – we thought we’d let you know. Yes, we are nice like that.

So, now we’re all up to speed, why don’t you impress your non-Nobel Prize loving mates with your knowledge of the annual awards honouring cultural and scientific advances. Of course you’re going to have to take our nail-biting quiz first.

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Nobel Prize quiz

Answers

1. Dynamite

2. 1901

3. Henry Kissinger

4. Maria Sklodowska-Curie

5. Winston Churchill

6. Mahatma Ghandi was assassinated

7. Jean-Paul Sartre

8. Peter Doherty

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Nobel Prize quiz

Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist who initiated the awards, was famous for inventing what?

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In what year were the prizes first awarded?

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The award of the Peace Prize to which US politician prompted two committee members to resign in protest?

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Only one woman has been awarded two Nobel Prizes. Who?

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Which of these authors has won the Nobel Prize for Literature?

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Why was no Peace Prize awarded in 1948?

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Which French writer refused to accept the award for Literature in 1964?

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Which scientist with the same name as a colourful rock star won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995?

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