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Nobel Prize General Knowledge MCQs - 1

Nobel Prize General Knowledge MCQs - 1

The Nobel Foundation

The Nobel Foundation is a private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel.
The Foundation manages the assets made available through the will for the awarding of the Nobel Prize. Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize Each prize consists of a medal, personal diploma, and a cash award. The Nobel Prize amount for 2012 is set at Swedish kronor (SEK) 8 million per full Nobel Prize.
The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields.

Prize Categories:

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution"
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W.
Young "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 Kazuo Ishiguro "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world"
The Nobel Peace Prize 2017 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”

1. Which Nobel category does not yet have a single female laureate?
(a) Literature
(b) Literative
(c) Chemistry
(d) Economics ✓

2. Which single winner won the most number of Nobel Prizes?
(a) International Committee of the Green Peace.
(b) International Committee of the Red Cross ✓
(c) International Committee for the Wealth
(d) International Committee for Peace

3. In which year the most people decline the Nobel Prize?
(a) 1939 ✓
(b) 1941
(c) 1914
(d) 1911

4. Former US president Al-Gore won Nobel Prize in the field of
(a) Literative
(b) Anti-Narcotics
(c) Green peace
(d) Global Warming ✓

5. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 especially for his discovery of…
(a)the special theory of relativity
(b)quantum mechanics
(c)the general theory of relativity
(d)the photoelectric effect ✓

6. The youngest Nobel Prize winner, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, was…
(a) Malala Yousafzai ✓
(b) Marie Curie
(c) Lady Diana
(d) Elizabeth Warren

7. Which of the following famous physicists has not received a Nobel Prize?
(a) Stephen Hawking ✓
(b) Shuji Nakamura
(c) Enrico Fermi
(d) Albert Einstein

8. The maximum number of people who can share a Nobel Prize is…
(a) 4
(b) 2
(c) 3 ✓
(d) 6

9. The founder of the Nobel Prizes, Alfred Nobel, was a citizen of which country?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Germany
(c) Hungary
(d) Sweden ✓

10. The formal Nobel Prize awards ceremony takes place on which day every year?
(a) November 24
(b) October 12
(c) October 3
(d) December 10 ✓


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