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A. The creator of the Nobel Peace Prize was himself a producer of weapons

E. Nobel saw the destructive application of some of his invention

A E

I guess the answers as below:

A. Correct (His inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime.)

B. Correct (done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses)

C. False

D. Not Given (profoundly influenced his decision doesn't mean suggested?)

E. Not Given (Some Nobel scholars suggest..., it didn't mention stated by himself

Actually this passage very difficult for me....

thanks Mr Simon

A and E

A and D

D & E

B
D

A and B

B & E

It is a very tricky question for me.

A) Yes
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish, Alfred Nobel'
The invention of dynamite and ballistite = a producer of weapons

B)NO
The article did not mention about the controversial award of Nobel prize.

C) NO
Nobel was an industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer, also his inventions were used for violently during his lifetime.
Nobel was NOT a peace activist

D) YES
" his friendship with Bertha von Suttner profoundly influenced his decision to include peace as a category."

If Bertha was not Nobel's friend, Nobel's might had not decided to include the prize.
I think that 'profoundly influenced his decision'='the category was suggested by one of Nobel’s friends.'

E) NO and YES
'Nobel died in 1896 and he did not leave an explanation for choosing peace as a prize category.'
'The reasoning behind the peace prize is less clear.'
'Some Nobel scholars suggest it was Nobel's way to compensate for developing destructive forces.'

These sentences did not state clearly about Nobel saw the destructive application of some of his inventions, however, some Nobel scholars suggest the Nobel's thought. I believe that he saw about the negative impact of his invention.

My answer is
D & E

About A) The creator of the Nobel Peace Prize was himself a producer of weapons

At the first when he invented dynamites and ballistite, it was not a weapon but misused for weapon in his lifetime.

D, E

My answers are B and E

D&E

AB

A
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel,
E,
His inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime

A&E

A, the creatore of the nobel peace prize was himself a producer of weapons. A producer of weapons = armaments manufacturer

E, nobel saw the destructive application of some of his inventions. destructive application = destructive forces, dynamite and bllistite = his inventions

A & E

A & B

A & E

A
E (He saw the destructive of some of his invention, that is why he creates the Nobel Prize

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

A

producer of weapons = armaments manufacturer

E

Nobel saw the destructive application of some of his inventions = His inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime.

Sorry dear Sir, and friendly students who visit this web page in all the internet.
I changed my mind about answers.

New ones:/ E and A

A & E

Hi Simon,

I find the explanation for E is a bit unsatisfactory. How is 'saw' in the statement paraphrased in 'his inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime.'?

Thanks with great respect to you!

Hi Simon,and thank you for this amazing blog. I have one question, you mentioned that"go straight to the first question". Does it mean that we shouldn't first read all the questions and then go through the passage?
Because I think reading each question individually takes time.

In this way, for 3 types of questions for one passage we should read the text 3 times!!!!

Can anybody help me with this problem?

Or
Do you mean that all question sections, except for headings, are also in order regarding to the text?

a,d

should be A&E ( word' in his lifetime')

AE

B,D

The answer to this question is A and E.

The reason why A is a right choice is based on the sentence in the beginning of this passage "The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, "

and the reason why E is another right one is based on the sentence at the end of the passage,"His inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime."

A and E

I think B & E is correct!

quan,

It's a good question. Perhaps we're making a little assumption - that he would have been aware that an invention like dynamite had been used violently.

Apart from this, my best explanation is that B, C and D are even 'less correct'.

A and B

A and D

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