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Mini-Quiz: Alfred Nobel

by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 March 2010)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why did Alfred Nobel become a chemist?

To get away from the poets in his family

His father pushed him in that direction

To be just like his father

2. How is dynamite made?

Mixing gun powder with nitroglycerin

Diluting nitroglycerin with water

Buffering nitroglycerin with silica

3. Why did Nobel give a prize for literature, when he was a chemist?

He always liked poetry and literature

His father made him do it

He only gave a prize for science

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Learning from Biographies. If you had problems, look over the material again.


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Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Nobel Prize - NobelPrize.org

Alfred Nobel Biography - Biography.com

Alfred Nobel - Wikipedia

History of Dynamite: Alfred Nobel - About.com

History of the Nobel Prizes - About.com

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