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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 1 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.
Which sub-specialty of medicine deals with the care of elderly people?
Question 2 Explanation:
Geriatrics aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 3 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.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 4 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 5 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.
“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 6 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”
The superior vena cava is a part of which human organ?
Question 7 Explanation:
The superior vena cava is where deoxygenated blood enters the heart.
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 8 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 9 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 10 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 11 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 12 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.
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.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 14 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
An alcoholic drink that says 80 proof has ______ percent alcohol?
Question 15 Explanation:
Alcoholic proof is twice the percentage of alcohol by volume.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 16 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 17 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
What caused the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs?
Question 18 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 19 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 20 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
Na is the atomic symbol for ___________.
Question 21 Explanation:
Sodium is the 6th element in the periodic table.
Which of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 22 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
Secretary Jesse Robredo who died on a plane crash and was given the Quezon Service Cross award was the head of which government office?
Question 23 Explanation:
Jesus “Jesse” Manalastas Robredo is the Secretary of DILG from July 2010 to his death on April 18, 2012.
Who rescued Paris from being killed by Menelaus during their duel?
Question 24 Explanation:
Paris was beaten during the duel but he was rescued by Aphrodite.
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 25 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Dinosaurs and climate change
Evolution and climate
Weather and geology
Climate change throughout history
Question 26 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 27 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
Goblet of Fire
The Prisoner from Azkaban
Chamber of Secrets
The Philosopher’s Stone
Question 28 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 29 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 30 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
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