The Nobel Prize awards are the highest international recognition anyone can receive for their scientific accomplishments and contributions to humanity. Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the awards — and learn some fun facts along the way.
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Which country has the most Nobel Prize winners?
With 353 winners, the United States sits at the top on the Nobel Prize list. The United Kingdom is second with 125 winners.
What year were the Nobel Prizes established?
The first Nobel Prizes were awarded on December 10, 1901 in Stockholm, Sweden.
True or False: The Nobel Prizes have been awarded every single year since 1901.
There were 49 times, mostly during the World Wars, when the Nobel Prizes were not awarded.
How many Nobel Prizes in total have been awarded between 1901 and 2015?
A total of 900 Nobel laureates have received the award since it was established.
Accomplishments in which of the following fields are recognized by the Nobel Prizes?
Nobel Prizes recognize outstanding accomplishments in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences.
True or False: Only individuals can receive the Nobel Prize.
Nobel laureates can be both individual people or organizations. For example, the United Nations is a repeat recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Who is the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Prize?
Malala Yousafzai was only 17 years old when she received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her fight against the suppression of children and her advocacy for children’s right to education.
What do Nobel Prize winners get?
Each Nobel laureate receive a uniquely crafted Nobel Diploma, a 24 carat gold-plated Nobel Medal and a generous check. In 2015, the amount was 8 million Swedish kronor, or around $970,000.
True or False: There are Nobel Prize winners who have declined the award.
In the history of the Nobel Prizes, two people have voluntarily declined the award and four have been forced to decline.
True or False: Nobel Prizes can’t be awarded jointly to members of the same family.
Through the years, Nobel Prizes have been awarded jointly to married couples, mother-daughter and father-son teams and even brothers.
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