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Women Nobel Prize Winners

How much do you know about female winners of the Nobel Prize?

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How much do you know about female winners of the Nobel Prize?

1. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

  • Irene Curie
  • Selma Lagerlof
  • Doris Lessing
  • Nadine Gordimer

2. Who was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1993?

  • Wislawa Szymborska
  • Elfriede Jelinek
  • Toni Morrison
  • Nelly Sachs

3. What woman, who wrote Lay Down Your Arms, 1892, was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1905?

  • Grazia Deledda
  • Bertha von Suttner
  • Pearl Buck
  • Jane Addams

4. What Roman Catholic missionary to India won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979?

  • Betty Williams
  • Mother Teresa
  • Alva Myrdal
  • Barbara McClintock

5. What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1903 for discovering radioactivity?

  • Shirin Ebadi
  • Marie Curie
  • Gerty Radnitz Cori
  • Rigoberta Menchú

6. Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Science in 1947?

  • Wangari Maathai
  • Gerty Radnitz Cori
  • Emily G. Balch
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer

7. What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1988 for her development of drug treatments for leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, viral herpes, urinary and respiratory tract infections, and AIDS?

  • Rita Levi-Montalicini
  • Gertrude Belle Elion
  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
  • Jody Williams

8. What Italian writer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, published her first work in a fashion magazine?

  • Grazia Deledda
  • Elfriede Jelinek
  • Linda Buck
  • Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

9. What American author, who won the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature, also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931?

  • Pearl Buck
  • Gabriela Mistral
  • Toni Morrison
  • Wangari Maathai

10. What American woman won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Science for her discovery of how the olfactory system works?

  • Linda Buck
  • Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Barbara McClintock
  • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

1. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
Selma Lagerlof

2. Who was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1993?
Toni Morrison

3. What woman, who wrote Lay Down Your Arms, 1892, was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1905?
Bertha von Suttner

4. What Roman Catholic missionary to India won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979?
Mother Teresa

5. What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1903 for discovering radioactivity?
Marie Curie

6. Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Science in 1947?
Gerty Radnitz Cori

7. What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1988 for her development of drug treatments for leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, viral herpes, urinary and respiratory tract infections, and AIDS?
Gertrude Belle Elion

8. What Italian writer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, published her first work in a fashion magazine?
Grazia Deledda

9. What American author, who won the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature, also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931?
Pearl Buck

10. What American woman won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Science for her discovery of how the olfactory system works?
Linda Buck

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