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Trivia Quiz - Marie Curie: Scientific Genius

A trivia quiz salute about the career, discoveries and personal life of Marie Curie.

Quiz Number: 1773
Date Submitted: November 16, 2007
Quiz Categories: Scientists
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 57 percent
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Quiz is about: Marie Curie

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Marie Curie Scientific Genius
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1. Marie Curie was born in what country?
  A.   Belgium
  B.   Germany
  C.   Poland
  D.   France

2. In 1903, Madame Curie became the first woman citizen of what country to earn a doctorate degree?
  A.   Belgium
  B.   Germany
  C.   Poland
  D.   France

3. Marie Curie met her husband Pierre while attending what university?
  A.   The University of Paris
  B.   Academy of Lyon
  C.   University of Montpellier
  D.   University of Nantes

4. In 1898, Marie and Pierre discovered their first element called:
  A.   radium
  B.   polonium
  C.   thorium
  D.   radon

5. In 1898, Marie and her husband discovered their second element called:
  A.   radon
  B.   beryllium
  C.   polonium
  D.   radium

6. In 1903, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Marie Curie, Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel the Nobel Prize in:
  A.   physics
  B.   chemistry
  C.   mathematics
  D.   biology

7. In her later years, Madame Curie headed what French institute?
  A.   Institut Henri Poincaré
  B.   Institut Laue-Langevin
  C.   Institut Jean Nicod
  D.   Pasteur Institute

8. In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in:
  A.   physics
  B.   chemistry
  C.   mathematics
  D.   medicine

9. In 1934, Marie Curie died from:
  A.   breast cancer
  B.   toxic blood syndrome
  C.   leukemia (aplastic pernicious anemia)
  D.   heart failure

10. Marie Curie's biography, "Madame Curie," was written after her mother died. Who wrote it?
  A.   her daughter, Ève Curie
  B.   her daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie,
  C.   her husband Pierre Curie
  D.   her granddaughter Helene Joliot®   

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