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What is the world’s oldest city?
Question 1 Explanation:
Evidences show that Damascus has been inhabited since 9000 BC.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 14, 2013
February 11, 2013
March 13, 2013
February 28, 2013
Question 2 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 country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 3 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
During his exile, who informed Rizal about the plans of Andres Bonifacio for an armed struggle against Spain?
Question 4 Explanation:
Dr. Pio Valenzuela was Bonifacio’s emissary to Rizal in Dapitan.
“Frailty, thy name is woman” is a line in which Shakespeare play?
Romeo and Juliet
Question 5 Explanation:
This was the statement by Hamlet denouncing his mother’s remarriage.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 6 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 7 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 8 Explanation:
Aesop is a fabulist active from 620-564 BC.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 9 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 10 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
Caviar is essentially made up of ________.
Question 11 Explanation:
Caviar is sturgeon roe (fish eggs).
Sino ang nagligtas kay Florante sa kagubatan?
Question 12 Explanation:
Si Aladin ay isang morong na naglalakbay sa kagubatan kung saan nakatali si Florante.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 13 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 14 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
This is the process is the opposite of sublimation.
Question 15 Explanation:
Sublimation – solid to gas, deposition – gas to solid.
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
Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner from Azkaban
The Philosopher’s Stone
Question 16 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Tramp Abroad
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Question 17 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 18 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
What is the name of Sisa’s husband?
Question 19 Explanation:
Sisa is Basilio and Crispin’s deranged mother, who is trying to save her sons from their abusive father.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 20 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de Victoria
Islas de San Lazaro
Islas de Indios
Islas de San Filipe
Question 21 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 22 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.
Who rescued Paris from being killed by Menelaus during their duel?
Question 23 Explanation:
Paris was beaten during the duel but he was rescued by Aphrodite.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 24 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.
Which of the following is not a branch of Zoology?
Question 25 Explanation:
Mychology is the study of fungi. It is a branch of botany.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 26 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
When a single entity is in control of a commodity as being its only supplier, this is called ________.
Question 27 Explanation:
Just take for instance; Meralco is the only provider of power distribution services in Metro Manila. This is a monopoly.
Which of the following animals is not on the Philippine Coat of Arms?
All of the above
Question 28 Explanation:
The Philippine Coat of arms has an eagle on the dexter side and a lion on the sinister side.
Who wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”?
L. Frank Baum
Question 29 Explanation:
L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” which has a number of film adaptations until today.
What color are the coolest stars?
Question 30 Explanation:
Red stars have surface temperatures that are less than 5,500 Fahrenheit. Our sun has the surface temperature of approximately 10,000 Fahrenheit.
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