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IELTS Reading: multiple choice

 Read the following short passage, and try the exercise below it.

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature. Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "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”.

Nobel died in 1896 and he did not leave an explanation for choosing peace as a prize category. As he was a trained chemical engineer, the categories for chemistry and physics were obvious choices. The reasoning behind the peace prize is less clear. According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, his friendship with Bertha von Suttner, a peace activist and later recipient of the prize, profoundly influenced his decision to include peace as a category. Some Nobel scholars suggest it was Nobel's way to compensate for developing destructive forces. His inventions included dynamite and ballistite, both of which were used violently during his lifetime.

(Source: wikipedia.org)

Which TWO of the statements below are correct?

A)  The creator of the Nobel Peace Prize was himself a producer of weapons.
B)  The Nobel Peace Prize is a controversial award.
C)  Nobel was a peace activist during his lifetime.
D)  The ‘peace’ prize category was suggested by one of Nobel’s friends.
E)  Nobel saw the destructive application of some of his inventions.

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