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2009 Nobel Peace Prize: Quiz


Question 1: U.N. Secretary-General ________ commended the Nobel Committee's choice.
United StatesIsraelKofi AnnanBan Ki-moon

Question 2: The chairman of the Committee was Thorbjørn Jagland, former Norwegian Labor Party prime minister and Secretary General of the ________ since September 29, 2009.
European UnionCouncil of EuropeEuropean integrationFederal Europe

Question 3: There was widespread criticism of the Nobel Committee's decision from commentators and editorial writers across the ________.
Right-wing politicsLiberalismLeft–right politicsPolitical spectrum

Question 4: Prime Minister ________ congratulated Obama for a "well-deserved prize".
Jens StoltenbergKristin HalvorsenThorbjørn JaglandKnut Storberget

Question 5: [27] Support came from ________, which said in an editorial that although Obama was rightly "humble" about the prize, "Certainly, the prize is a (barely) implicit condemnation of Mr.
International Herald TribuneThe New York TimesThe New York Times CompanyThe Boston Globe

Question 6: In a 36-minute speech, he discussed the tensions between war and peace and the idea of a "________".
AristotleJust WarPlatoThomas Aquinas

Question 7: [83] The address contained elements of the ideas of ________, someone Obama once described as one of his favorite philosophers.
Bertrand RussellMircea EliadeReinhold NiebuhrRelationship between religion and science

Question 8: In ________, the news of the Obama Nobel Peace Prize was positively received.
Scramble for AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaAfricaAfrican Union

Question 9: Kenyans Take Pride in Obama's Nobel Prize by Edmund Sanders, ________, October 9, 2009
KTLAChicago TribuneLos Angeles TimesSam Zell

Question 10: [68] ________ spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the decision was ridiculous, saying, "The Nobel prize for peace?
TalibanAbu SayyafIslamic terrorismAl-Qaeda


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