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Nobel Prize Winners 2020 (Grade 9)

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Nobel Prize Winners 2020

1. 
What did Drs. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice discover which resulted in them being awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine?
  1. the hepatitis C virus
  2. a cure for cancer
  3. the coronavirus
  4. the Remdesivir anti-viral drug
2. 
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez received the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on what astronomical objects?
  1. exoplanets
  2. black holes
  3. supernovae
  4. colliding galaxies
3. 
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work on the development of                                          .
  1. an updated periodic table of the elements
  2. carbon nanotubes
  3. Crispr-Cas9, a method for genome editing
  4. a new design for lab beakers
4. 
Who won the Nobel Prize for literature for having an "unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal"?
  1. Shel Silverstein
  2. Maya Angelou
  3. Sherman Alexie
  4. Louise Gl├╝ck
5. 
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to what organization?



6. 
Although technically not a Nobel Prize, the 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson. Why?
  1. for their work on how supply-side economics has affected modes of COVID-19 treatments
  2. for their innovative research on Keynesian economics
  3. for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats
  4. for work on how game theory is used to predict the outcomes of political decision making
7. 
In what two countries are the Nobel Prizes decided and announced?



8. 
How much money is awarded to the Noble Prize winners?                                                                                         
9. 
After whom is the Nobel Prize named?



10. 
Surprisingly, who of these was NOT awarded a Nobel Prize for Peace?
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Jimmy Carter
  4. Barack Obama
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