The Nobel Peace Prize - This Week's Quiz (October 12th, 2009)

This past week, in a surprise announcement, Barack Obama, the President of the United States, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. It is recognized as the most prestigious award in the area of promoting world peace. In Alfred Nobel's will the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who “during the preceding year … shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

This quiz is five questions about the Nobel Peace Prize. Enjoy today's brain teasers. Give us feedback to let us know what you think about the quiz and the website. Thanks for taking the quiz.

The Quiz

President Woodrow Wilson  

Leader of the Free World

President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this past week. Who was the last sitting President of the United States to win the Nobel Peace Prize?


Alfred Nobel  

It's Jimmie J.J. Walker's Catch Phrase

Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895. Alfred Nobel was a chemist and engineer and is known for inventing a well know product. What explosive product still used today did Nobel invent?


Mohandas Ghandi  

Just Ask Ben Kingsley

During the long history of the Nobel Peace Prize there were a number of notable omissions. Easily the most obvious omission, this individual lived a life of non-violent civil disobedience and was active in India's independence movement. Who did the Nobel Committee neglect to recognize?


4 Categories  

And the Award Goes to...

There are four other categories that are awarded the Nobel Prize each year. Not including the prize awarded for Economics. The four other categories are for the fields of?


Barack Obama  

Leap of Faith

Why did the committee say they awarded Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize ?





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