Nobel Prize Quiz

How much do you know about the Nobel Prize? Take the quiz and find out.

Quiz

How much do you know about the Nobel Prize? Take the quiz and find out.

1. In what year were the Nobel Prizes first awarded?

  • 1848
  • 1915
  • 1903

2. Which of the categories listed below is not one of the Nobel Prize categories?

  • Literature
  • Economic Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Peace

3. Two Irish writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, one in 1923 and one in 1995. They were:

  • Eugene O'Neil and Frank McCourt
  • William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney
  • T.S. Eliot and John Millington Synge

4. Alfred Nobel, for whom these prizes were named, was:

  • an American banker and philanthropist.
  • a Swedish scientist who left money to be awarded to those who help mankind.
  • an eccentric British author who wanted to be sure of his place in history.

5. Besides being Nobel prize winners what do the following people have in commomn: Curie, Pauling, Bardeen, Sanger?

  • All were women prize winners.
  • All won the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • All are Double Nobels.

6. In 1922 Neils Bohr received the Nobel Prize in __________ for his theory on atoms and the radiation emenating from them.

  • Physics
  • Peace
  • Chemistry

7. Two American presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize. They were:

  • Warren Harding and Lyndon Johnson.
  • Franklin Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.
  • Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

8. The first Nobel prize in Physics was granted in 1901 to ____________ for ____________.

  • Marie Curie for her work on blood.
  • Roentgen for the development of x-rays.
  • Enrico Fermi for his work on atoms.

9. 1994 saw the Nobel prize for Peace a three-way split among:

  • Sadat, Ford, Sharon.
  • Arafat, Peres, Rabin.
  • Hussein,Bush,Quaddaffi.

10. A famous German born physicist won the Nobel Physics prize in 1921. This esteemed scientist was:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Bertrand Sanger
  • Louis Untermeyer

Your Results:

1. In what year were the Nobel Prizes first awarded?
1903

2. Which of the categories listed below is not one of the Nobel Prize categories?
Mathematics

3. Two Irish writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, one in 1923 and one in 1995. They were:
William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney

4. Alfred Nobel, for whom these prizes were named, was:
a Swedish scientist who left money to be awarded to those who help mankind.

5. Besides being Nobel prize winners what do the following people have in commomn: Curie, Pauling, Bardeen, Sanger?
All are Double Nobels.

6. In 1922 Neils Bohr received the Nobel Prize in __________ for his theory on atoms and the radiation emenating from them.
Physics

7. Two American presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize. They were:
Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

8. The first Nobel prize in Physics was granted in 1901 to ____________ for ____________.
Roentgen for the development of x-rays.

9. 1994 saw the Nobel prize for Peace a three-way split among:
Arafat, Peres, Rabin.

10. A famous German born physicist won the Nobel Physics prize in 1921. This esteemed scientist was:
Albert Einstein

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