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1. Nobel Prize was established by Alfred Nobel in 1895. What was Nobel's most famous invention?
A dynamite
B polygraph
C refrigerator
D hovercraft

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Alfred Nobel was a chemist, engineer and inventor who held 355 different patents of which dynamite was the most famous.
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2. Nobel Prizes are given for achievements in ___ fields.
A 4
B 5
C 6
D 7

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The fields are 1)physics, 2)chemistry, 3)physiology or medicine, 4)literature and 5)peace. A 6th one called "Prize in Economic Sciences" was introduced by Sweden's central bank in 1969 in Memory of Alfred Nobel but its not technically a Nobel Prize. However, its announcements and presentations are made along with the other 5 prizes.
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3. The prize money given along with the Nobel Prize is a constant amount every year.
A True
B False

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The amount varies as it depends on the earnings of the Nobel Foundation which manages the finances and administration of the Nobel Prizes. The amount has increased from US$350,000 in 1980s to US$1.4 million in 2009.
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4. Nobel Prizes are awarded by
A Sweden
B Norway
C Germany
D Sweden and Norway

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The "Nobel Peace Prize" is awarded by Norway and the remaining prizes are awarded by Sweden.
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5. In which month are the Nobel Prize announcements made?
A January
B March
C June
D October

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