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What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 1 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.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 2 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
What is the real name of Indian nationalism leader Mahatma Gandhi?
Question 3 Explanation:
Mahatma is an honorific which means “Great Soul” given to Gandhi who was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
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.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 5 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 6 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
The ozone layer is located on what layer of our atmosphere?
Question 7 Explanation:
The ozone layer is a band of ozone gas located in the stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful violet rays of the Sun.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 8 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.
Sino ang nagligtas kay Florante sa kagubatan?
Question 9 Explanation:
Si Aladin ay isang morong na naglalakbay sa kagubatan kung saan nakatali si Florante.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 10 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
Concha was Jose Rizal’s ‘first sorrow’. Who was Concha to Rizal?
Question 11 Explanation:
Concha or Conception was one of Rizal’s 11 siblings who died in 1865, she was 3 years old.
This is the process is the opposite of sublimation.
Question 12 Explanation:
Sublimation – solid to gas, deposition – gas to solid.
Who was the first person in recorded history to dissect a human cadaver for the sake of science?
Question 13 Explanation:
Herophilus is regarded as the “Father of Anatomy”.
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.
What field of zoology deals with the study of birds?
Question 15 Explanation:
Ornithology comes from the Greeks words, ornis (bird) and logia (study).
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 16 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
What are small irregularly shaped bodies that orbits around the Sun?
Question 17 Explanation:
Asteroids are also known as minor planets.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 18 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
What caused the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs?
Question 19 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
Who is the current secretary of the Department of Health?
Leila de Lima
Question 20 Explanation:
Dr. Enrique T. Ona is the Secretary of the DOH since June 30, 2010.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 21 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.
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 22 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
People who study the changes in the atmosphere are called?
Question 23 Explanation:
Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere.
What is the National Sport of the Philippines?
Question 24 Explanation:
As per Republic Act No. 9850, Arnis has been adopted as the Official National Sport of the Philippines as of December 2009.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 25 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.
Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 26 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 27 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 28 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 29 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 11, 2013
March 13, 2013
February 14, 2013
February 28, 2013
Question 30 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.
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