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A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 1 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 2 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 3 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 branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 4 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
In Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, how many bullets that does the father’s revolver contain?
Question 5 Explanation:
“The Road” tells the stories about a father and son’s journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape. They have a revolver with two bullets in it. The boy was given instructions to use it on himself if the need arises.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 6 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 7 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 color are the coolest stars?
Question 8 Explanation:
Red stars have surface temperatures that are less than 5,500 Fahrenheit. Our sun has the surface temperature of approximately 10,000 Fahrenheit.
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi died during which battle?
Battle of Bani Walid
Battle of Tripoli
Battle of Rusca
Battle of Sirte
Question 9 Explanation:
Muammar Gaddafi died on October 20, 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Sirte, along with Bani Wallid, is the one of the last strongholds of Gaddafi loyalist.
During his exile, who informed Rizal about the plans of Andres Bonifacio for an armed struggle against Spain?
Question 10 Explanation:
Dr. Pio Valenzuela was Bonifacio’s emissary to Rizal in Dapitan.
Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 11 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.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 12 Explanation:
This coming election, 12 of the 24 seats in senate will be filled. This is assuming that Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will not vacate her seat in lieu of being elected as a Judge for the International Criminal Court. If she does vacate her seat, 13 senators will be elected, one will continue the remaining 3 years of her term.
Where is setting of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy?
Question 13 Explanation:
Middle-earth is the fictional universe where almost all of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were set.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 14 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 15 Explanation:
Contrary to what the latest movie portrayed, Ajax did not die during the Trojan War. He killed himself after the war after being influenced by Athena’s spell.
President Barack Obama of the United States is a member of what political party?
Question 16 Explanation:
President Barack Obama is a democrat and was re-elected for office last November 2012.
The second Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod was canonized on ______________.
March 5, 2012
October 21, 2012
January 12, 2012
July 21, 2012
Question 17 Explanation:
San Pedro Calungsod was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 making him the second Filipino martyr saint.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 18 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Ang isang korido ay may ilang pantig sa bawat linya?
Question 19 Explanation:
Ang korido isang uli ng salaysay na patula. May sukat itong walong pantig sa bawat linya at apat na linya sa isang saknong.
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.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 21 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 22 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 23 Explanation:
Hello Garci involved an audio recording of a phone call between former President Arroyo and Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano talking about the rigging of the 2004 election results.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 24 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.
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 25 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 26 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 27 Explanation:
Gross Domestic Product per capita is commonly used to indicate a country’s standard of living since it affects GDP. But it is not a direct measurement thereof.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 28 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 29 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
Our kidneys receive blood through the ________ arteries?
Question 30 Explanation:
The renal arteries supply the kidneys with blood.
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