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Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 1 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Third rib from the bottom
Bone on the nose
Question 2 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
Our kidneys receive blood through the ________ arteries?
Question 3 Explanation:
The renal arteries supply the kidneys with blood.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 4 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 5 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.
Saan ang pinangyarihand ng koridong “Ibon Adarna”?
Kaharian ng Berbanya
Kaharian ng Albanya
Kaharian ng Armenya
Kaharian ng Espana
Question 6 Explanation:
Si Haring Fernando na ama ni Don Juan ay siyang hari ng Berbanya.
“Frailty, thy name is woman” is a line in which Shakespeare play?
Romeo and Juliet
Question 7 Explanation:
This was the statement by Hamlet denouncing his mother’s remarriage.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 8 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 9 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Evolution and climate
Climate change throughout history
Weather and geology
Dinosaurs and climate change
Question 10 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 11 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.
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.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 13 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.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 14 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.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 15 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 16 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
“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 17 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”
Katniss Everdeen is the heroin in which contemporary novel?
Question 18 Explanation:
The Hunger Games is the first book of the Hunger games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It was released in 2008.a
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 19 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
The Prisoner from Azkaban
Goblet of Fire
The Philosopher’s Stone
Chamber of Secrets
Question 20 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 21 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
Concha was Jose Rizal’s ‘first sorrow’. Who was Concha to Rizal?
Question 22 Explanation:
Concha or Conception was one of Rizal’s 11 siblings who died in 1865, she was 3 years old.
Which country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 23 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 24 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.
Who was the first person in recorded history to dissect a human cadaver for the sake of science?
Question 25 Explanation:
Herophilus is regarded as the “Father of Anatomy”.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 26 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
The ozone layer is located on what layer of our atmosphere?
Question 27 Explanation:
The ozone layer is a band of ozone gas located in the stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful violet rays of the Sun.
Who rescued Paris from being killed by Menelaus during their duel?
Question 28 Explanation:
Paris was beaten during the duel but he was rescued by Aphrodite.
This type of cyclone has wind speeds ranging from 63-118 kph.
Low pressure area
Question 29 Explanation:
Cyclones can be categorized as: Tropical depression – wind speed < 63 kph Tropical storm – wind speed 63-118 kph Typhoon > wind speeds 118 kph
Which of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 30 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
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