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Niels Ryberg Finsen: Quiz


Question 1: In 1903 he became the first Danish ________.
List of Nobel laureates by university affiliationFrederick SangerList of Nobel laureates by countryList of Nobel laureates

Question 2: Following graduation, he became a prosector of anatomy at the ________.
Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensComplutense University of MadridUniversity of Copenhagen

Question 3: In his late work he researched the effects of ________, observing the results of a low sodium diet, which he published in 1904 as En Ophobning af Salt i Organismen (An accumulation of salt in the organism).
Sodium chlorideSaltHypertensionWater

Question 4: He had symptoms of heart trouble and suffered from ________ and general weakness.
Gastrointestinal bleedingAscitesHaemobiliaHemoperitoneum

Question 5: In 1871 his father was made Amtmann of the ________.
Faroe IslandsJerseyGreenlandGibraltar

Question 6: Finsen is best known for his theory of ________, that wavelengths of light can have beneficial medical effects.
Bipolar disorderMajor depressive disorderLight therapyHypersomnia

Question 7: Niels Finsen got his early education in Tórshavn, but in 1874 he was sent to the Danish ________ Herlufsholm, where his older brother Olaf Finsen was also a student.
University-preparatory schoolPrivate schoolPublic school (privately funded)Boarding school

Question 8: Niels Ryberg Finsen (December 15, 1860 – September 24, 1904) was a Danish/Faroese/________ physician and scientist.

Question 9: In 1882, Niels Finsen moved to ________ to study medicine at the University of Copenhagen, from which he graduated in 1890.

Question 10: In 1898 Finsen was given a ________ and in 1899 he became a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.
ProfessorJudgeImamDoctor (title)

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