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Who rescued Paris from being killed by Menelaus during their duel?
Question 1 Explanation:
Paris was beaten during the duel but he was rescued by Aphrodite.
Who was the author of the “Kartilla” of the Katipunan?
Question 2 Explanation:
The “Kartilla” is considered as the bible of the Katipunan and was written by Emilio Jacinto who was the secretary of the movement.
Who is the current secretary of the Department of Health?
Leila de Lima
Question 3 Explanation:
Dr. Enrique T. Ona is the Secretary of the DOH since June 30, 2010.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 4 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 5 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 6 Explanation:
Carlos Slim Helu and Family has an estimated net worth of $73 B as of March 2013, beating Bill Gates who has $67 B
What is the real name of Indian nationalism leader Mahatma Gandhi?
Question 7 Explanation:
Mahatma is an honorific which means “Great Soul” given to Gandhi who was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Which of the following is not a branch of Zoology?
Question 8 Explanation:
Mychology is the study of fungi. It is a branch of botany.
Na is the atomic symbol for ___________.
Question 9 Explanation:
Sodium is the 6th element in the periodic table.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 10 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 11 Explanation:
Inflation in general, is the rise in the level of prices of commodities in an economy over time. When prices increase, the buying power of a currency decreases.
An altimeter is used to measure _____________.
Alterations in soil acidity
Height from above sea level
Question 12 Explanation:
Altimeter is used to measure altitude with reference to the sea level.
This type of cyclone has wind speeds ranging from 63-118 kph.
Low pressure area
Question 13 Explanation:
Cyclones can be categorized as: Tropical depression – wind speed < 63 kph Tropical storm – wind speed 63-118 kph Typhoon > wind speeds 118 kph
Mount Everest, the World’s tallest peak is named after __________.
Town of Everest
Question 14 Explanation:
Mt. Everest was named after Colonel Sir George Everest, who is largely responsible for completing the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, by his successor Andrew Waugh.
Tocopherol is another term for _______?
Question 15 Explanation:
Vitamin E can be found in unrefined vegetable oils.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 16 Explanation:
Aesop is a fabulist active from 620-564 BC.
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 17 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
Question 18 Explanation:
Artemis is the goddess of the hunt. This picture depicts the goddess reaching for an arrow from her quiver but it is not there.
Aling kaharian ang hindi nababanggit sa “Florante at Laura”?
Question 19 Explanation:
Ang Berbanya ay kaharian na pinangyarihan ng koridong “Ibong Adarna”.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 20 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 21 Explanation:
Empedocles proposed the idea of the 4 Classical Elements. Aristotle added another element which is Aether, which according to him makes up the heavenly spheres.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 22 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
What field of zoology deals with the study of birds?
Question 23 Explanation:
Ornithology comes from the Greeks words, ornis (bird) and logia (study).
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 24 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 25 Explanation:
Exxon Mobil rose to No. 1 from being No. 2 in 2011. It overtook Wal-Mart which dropped to No. 2 followed by Chevron in No. 3.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 26 Explanation:
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is Ban Ki-moon of South Korea. Ki-moon was re-elected on June 21, 2011.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 27 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 28 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Tramp Abroad
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Question 29 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 30 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
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