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What branch of botany deals with mosses?
Question 1 Explanation:
Bryology is a sub-discipline of botany that deals with Mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
A __________ is an optical device that projects an image of its surrounding on a screen.
Question 2 Explanation:
This invention came out during Aristotle’s time and lead to modern cameras.
While in Ghent, Belgium, who provided financial assistance to Jose Rizal in order to finish printing his second novel, “El Filibusterismo”?
Dr. Maximo Viola
Question 3 Explanation:
Rizal encountered financial difficulties while printing “El Filibusterismo”. Valentin Ventura came to his aid and thus he was able to finish printing his second novel.
Who invented the World Wide Web?
Scott A. Johns
Question 4 Explanation:
Tim Berners-Lee thought about the World Wide Web as a way to share research materials with his colleagues.
Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 5 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 6 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
When a single entity is in control of a commodity as being its only supplier, this is called ________.
Question 7 Explanation:
Just take for instance; Meralco is the only provider of power distribution services in Metro Manila. This is a monopoly.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 8 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
What is the second most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
Question 9 Explanation:
The atmosphere is about 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen.
Where is setting of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy?
Question 10 Explanation:
Middle-earth is the fictional universe where almost all of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were set.
Katniss Everdeen is the heroin in which contemporary novel?
Question 11 Explanation:
The Hunger Games is the first book of the Hunger games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It was released in 2008.a
What is the real name of Indian nationalism leader Mahatma Gandhi?
Question 12 Explanation:
Mahatma is an honorific which means “Great Soul” given to Gandhi who was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 13 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 14 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”, is the famous first line of which novel?
The Tipping Point
Tale of Two Cities
Question 15 Explanation:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”, is the first sentence of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”
What is the name of Sisa’s husband?
Question 16 Explanation:
Sisa is Basilio and Crispin’s deranged mother, who is trying to save her sons from their abusive father.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 17 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Weather and geology
Climate change throughout history
Evolution and climate
Dinosaurs and climate change
Question 18 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
The following are not allowed to run for senator this coming election due to the second consecutive six-year term limitation aside from ____________.
Question 19 Explanation:
Francis Escudero is running for senator as a guest candidate under Team PNoy.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 20 Explanation:
Pope Francis (Franciscus), the newly elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church as of March 13,2013, was born on December 17, 1936 as Jorge Mario Begoglio.
Who was the author of the “Kartilla” of the Katipunan?
Question 21 Explanation:
The “Kartilla” is considered as the bible of the Katipunan and was written by Emilio Jacinto who was the secretary of the movement.
According to basic economics, when the demand is low and the supply is high, the price of a commodity will __________.
Will follow the trend of the supply.
Stay the same
Question 22 Explanation:
Too much supply and so little demand will over saturate the market with a given commodity thus decreasing its price.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 23 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.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 24 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.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
March 13, 2013
February 14, 2013
February 11, 2013
February 28, 2013
Question 25 Explanation:
Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013 effective February 28, 2013. On March 13, 2013, Pope Francis was elected to take his place.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 26 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 27 Explanation:
Fauna refers to all animal life of any particular region or time. In it subdivided into several categories. Cyptofauna is just one of these categories.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 28 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
What is the name of the group lead by Jason in search for the Golden Fleece?
Question 29 Explanation:
The name of the Argonauts came from their ship Argo.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 30 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
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