In this Dec. 10, 1993, file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela (left) and South African Deputy President F.W. de Klerk pose with their Nobel Peace Prize medals. (AP/File)

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for its efforts to avoid nuclear conflict. In the spirit of the Nobel award season, we put together a special eight-question quiz to test your knowledge. We'll go all the way back to the beginning of the award, and remember some of the highlights.

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1

First, the basics: What year was the first Peace Prize awarded?

1601

1701

1801

1901

2

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The Nobel Peace Prize is presented in:

Copenhagen

In New York at the United Nations

Stockholm

Oslo

3

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Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize, invented:

The swivel chair

Dynamite

Radar technology

Glucose testing

4

Who was the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Henry Kissinger

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Theodore Roosevelt

5

Which organization has been awarded the Peace Prize?

The European Union

Doctors Without Borders

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

All of the above.

6

This famous person never won the Peace Prize:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Mother Teresa

Mahatma Gandhi

7

The president of this country won the prize last year for "his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."

South Sudan

Colombia

East Timor

Afghanistan

8

Which Nobel Peace Prize winner said this in her acceptance speech? 

"Sometimes people like to ask me why should girls go to school, why is it important for them. But I think the more important question is why shouldn't they, why shouldn't they have this right to go to school."

Malala Yousafzai

Aung San Suu Kyi

Mother Teresa

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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