(The Gist of Science Reporter) MCQs on CHEMISTRY NOBEL

(The Gist of Science Reporter) MCQs on CHEMISTRY NOBEL


1. How many individuals have been awarded Chemistry Nobel as of 2018?


Answer: A

2. How many women have been awarded Chemistry Nobel till now?


Answer: B

3. The first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1901 to a Dutch Chemist for his discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions. Name the scientist.

Peter D. Mitchell         
John Warcup Cornforth
Georg Wittig         
Jacobus Henricus Van’t Hoff

Answer: D

4. She was the first woman to get Chemistry Nobel for the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium. She was the only laureate who got the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) & Chemistry (1911).

Irene Curie         
Dorothy Hodgkin    
Marie Curie     
Ada Yonath

Answer: C

5. British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice i.e. in 1958 & 1980.

Frederick Sanger         
William S. Knowles
Hideki Shirakawa     
Alan G. MacDiarmid

Answer: A

6. Name the German scientist(s) whose Government did not allow them to accept the Nobel Prize.

Richard Kuhn         
Adolf Butenandt
Both (a) & (b)         
None of these

Answer: C

7. In which field of Chemistry most of the laureates (at least 25) have received the Nobel Prize?

Physical Chemistry         
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry         
Analytical Chemistry

Answer: C

8. Which French scientist was awarded the Chemistry Nobel jointly with her husband for their discovery of artificial radioactivity?

Frances Arnold     
Ada Yonath
Marie Curie         
Irene Joliot-Curie

Answer: D

9. British chemist who developed protein crystallography and for which she was awarded

Nobel in 1964.
Robert F. Curl Jr.     
Dorothy Mary Hodgkin
F. Sherwood Rowland     
Mario J. Molina

Answer: B

10. Israeli crystallographer who is best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She was the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel.

Maria Goeppert Mayer     
Donna Strickland
Ada Yonath             
None of the above

Answer: C

11. In 2018, which American chemical engineer was awarded the Chemistry Nobel for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes?

Frances Hamilton Arnold     
Kary B. Mullis
Rudolph A. Marcus         
Richard R. Ernst

Answer: A

12. Which Indian-born structural biologist shared 2009 Chemistry Nobel with Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath? He was elected as the president of the Royal Society in 2015.

C.V. Raman     
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Venki Ramakrishnan     
None of these

Answer: C

13. Swedish physicist and chemist who was considered as one of the founders of physical chemistry and best known for Acid-base theory won the Nobel in 1903.

Elias James Corey     
Thomas Cech
Sidney Altman 
Svante Arrhenius

Answer: D

14. Name the New Zealand physicist who is known as the father of nuclear physics, was awarded the Chemistry Nobel in 1908 for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances.

Charles J. Pedersen         
Ernest Rutherford
Donald J. Cram         
Yuan T. Lee

Answer: B

15. Swiss Chemist and first inorganic chemist who won the 1913 Nobel for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes.

George A. Olah     
John C. Polanyi     
Alfred Werner     
George de Hevesy

Answer: C

16. Which German chemist and radiochemistry pioneer discovered nuclear fission for which he was awarded the Nobel in 1944? He is regarded as the father of nuclear chemistry.

Aaron Ciechanover         
Kurt Wüthrich     
Peter Agre         
Otto Hahn

Answer: D


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