Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize to Mixed Reviews

Daily News Article - October 9, 2009

Questions

1. What was the main reason the Nobel Committee awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize?

2. Why were journalists surprised by the Committee's decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize?

3. What words are used in this article to explain the reasons people have for opposing the Committee's decision to award President Obama the Nobel Prize for Peace?

4. How did the Nobel Committee Chairman respond to suggestions from journalists that President Obama has been awarded the prize too early?

5. What is the Committee's motive for awarding the Peace Prize to President Obama?

6. Consider the following information, as well as the "Background" and "Resources" below. Do you think that President Obama should have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace this year? Explain your answer.