Last week’s quiz on Burma seemed to go over pretty well, so I decided to search the web for interesting facts about another current news story.  I will post the answers with comments one week from today.  Good luck.

1 What is the name of the recently announced international awards?
a. the Noble (NO-bul) Prize
b. the Nobel (no-BEL) Prize
c. the Novel (NA-vul) Prize

2 What does the name come from?
It’s the name of….
a. a rich man / b. a city / c. a king

3 What country gives the awards?
a. the USA / b. Iran / c. Sweden

4 When was the first award made?
a. 1833 / b. 1896 / c. 1901

5 What was the founder?
a. a king / b. an inventor / c. a businessman

6 What was he famous for?
a. He won a war / b. married the Queen / c. invented dynamite

7 What are the award winners called?
a. Laureates / b. Lords and Ladies / c. Winners

8 How many people have won the awards?
a. 70 / b. 777 / c. 7000

9 How old was the youngest one?
a. 15 / b. 25 / c. 35 years old

10 How old was the oldest one?
a. 80 / b. 90 / c. 100

11 How many women have won an award?
a. 3 / b. 34 / c. 340

12 How many Japanese have won?
a. 2 / b. 12 / c. 22

13 What country has won the most?
a. the UK / b. Germany / c. the USA

14 Has anyone ever refused an award?
a. No, no one / b. two people / c. several people

15 How many have not been allowed to receive their award?
a. one person / b. five people / c. several people

16 Has a married couple ever gotten a joint award?
a. Never / b. twice / c. four times

17 How many other family members got one?
a. 18 / b. 81 / c. 180

18 What is not one of the categories?
Chemistry / Economics / Literature /
Music / Medicine / Physics / Peace

19 Which category did Al Gore win? __________________________

20 What did he get it for?
a. Middle East Peace / b. Challenging Bush / c. Global Warming

21 Who won this year’s literaure prize?
a. A 28 year old Chinese woman / b. A 58 year old Japanese man / c. An 88 year old English woman

22 How much money did she get?
a. 7 million yen / b. 17 million yen / c. 170 million yen

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