The Nobel Peace Prize Quiz

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  1. The Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1979 was ethnically Albanian (born in what was then the Ottoman Empire) and her real name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. By what name was she universally known?
  2. Which Nobel Peace Prize winning organization's logo would you find in the jersey of Barcelona FC?
  3. He was the President of his country and won the Nobel Peace Prize for the movement "SOLIDARNOSC". What is his name and he is from which country?
  4. This famous U.S. chemist not only won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in 1954, but also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 for his outspoken opposition of nuclear testing. Who was he?
  5. What was the name of the woman from Myanmar who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and was later imprisoned for her protests of the Myanmarese government?
  6. What international organization won Nobel Peace Prizes during both the World War years (in 1917 and 1944) for its work in caring for the casualties of war?
  7. Which Secretary-General of the United Nations won the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously in 1961, after he had died in a plane crash?
  8. Which American President won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker the end of the Russo-Japanese war?
  9. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his 14-points and promotion of the League of Nations?
  10. The US president, who participated in ending the Cold War, never won the Nobel Peace Prize but his Russian counterpart did. Who are they?
  11. If it were a country, the EU would come first in nominal GDP and second in GDP (PPP) in the world. It connects to a combined population of over 500 million inhabitants, or 7.3% of the world population. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for contributing over six decades to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." Which body is this?
  12. The first time a Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a woman was in 1905, to Bertha von Suttner. Since then how many more women have received this prize out of the 103 total recipients?
  13. According to Alfred Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who in the preceding year "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between _____, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Fill in the blanks.
  14. How many US Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize?
  15. In 1994 which controversial Palestinian leader received the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, for the negotiations at Oslo?
  16. Which campaigner for civil rights, "first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence" was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
  17. He was forced into exile in 1959 when the Communist Chinese seized control of the country. From that time on, he worked without end toward promoting world peace in a non-violent manner. Who is he?
  18. The Nobel Peace Prize awards given to Le Duc Tho and Henry Kissinger in 1973 prompted two dissenting Committee members to resign. They refused to accept the prize, on the grounds that peace had not actually been achieved in which country.
  19. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 has been awarded to two persons for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education. Which countries are they from?
  20. Bangladeshi Muhammad Yunus and which organisation won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize "for advancing economic and social opportunities for the poor, especially women, through their pioneering microcredit work"?

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