Nobel Peace Prize Winners Quiz
Which U.S. presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize?
- Four U.S. presidents have received the prize: Jimmy Carter (2002), Woodrow Wilson (1919), Theodore Roosevelt (1906), and Barack Obama (2009).
Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously?
- Dag Hammarskjöld, secretary-general of the United Nations, was killed during a plane crash on a peace mission to the Congo in 1961. He was posthumously awarded the 1961 Nobel Peace Prize.
Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate also won the Nobel Prize in chemistry?
- Linus Pauling won the chemistry award in 1954 and the peace prize in 1962.
The presidents of which two countries are Nobel Peace Prize recipients?
- Nobel Peace Prize laureates José Ramos-Horta of East Timor (1996) and Oscar Arias Sánchez of Costa Rica became presidents of their respective countries in 2006 (Arias for the second time).
Which of these organizations has won the Nobel Peace Prize twice?
- The International Red Cross won the prize in 1917 and again in 1944.
How many women have won the Nobel Peace Prize?
- A dozen women have won the prize: Female Nobel Prize Winners
One of the 20th century's most exemplary proponents of peace was never awarded the Peace Prize, and is sometimes referred to as the "missing laureate." Who is he?
- Gandhi was nominated in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and a final time in 1948, just few days before he was assassinated. According to the Nobel e-museum, "the omission has been publicly regretted by later members of the Nobel Committee."
Three African Americans have won the peace prize. Who are they?
- Ralph Bunche, a UN diplomat, was awarded the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize; Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964; and Barack Obama in 2009.
A second organization has also won the Nobel Peace Prize twice. Which one?
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1954 and 1981.
Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate is currently living under indefinite house arrest?
- Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the prize in 1991 for her nonviolent movement against the military junta in Myanmar, has been under house arrest since 1993.