Women Nobel Prize Winners Quiz
What American woman won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Science for her discovery of how the olfactory system works?
- Linda Buck and fellow American Richard Axel discovered how people are able to recognize and remember more than 10,000 odors.
Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
- Selma Lagerlof of Sweden won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909.
What woman, who wrote Lay Down Your Arms, 1892, was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1905?
- A friend of Alfred Nobel's, Suttner encouraged him to establish the Nobel Prizes.
Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Science in 1947?
- Gerty Radnitz Cori and her husband won the Nobel Prize for discovering the enzymes that convert glycogen into sugar and back again to glycogen.
What Roman Catholic missionary to India won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979?
- Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1988 for her development of drug treatments for leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, viral herpes, urinary and respiratory tract infections, and AIDS?
- Elion shared the 1988 Nobel Prize with her colleague, George Hitchings, and British pharmacologist Sir James Black.
What woman won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1903 for discovering radioactivity?
- Marie Curie was the only woman ever to win two Nobel Prizes: one in 1903 for Physics and another in 1911 for Chemistry.
Who was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1993?
- Morrison, who was an influential editor at Random House for nearly two decades, has been a professor at Princeton Univ. since 1989.
What Italian writer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, published her first work in a fashion magazine?
- Grazia Deledda's work is lyric and in part naturalistic, and combines sympathy and humor with occasional touches of violence.
What American author, who won the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature, also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931?
- Pearl Buck won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth.