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Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 1 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.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 2 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
R.S.V.P, which means “please respond” in English, stands for _______________.
répondez s'oule vious paît
répondez s'il vouse plît
répondez s'il vous plait
responde si vous plea
Question 3 Explanation:
R.S.V.P. is a French acronym which stands for répondez s'il vous plait.
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 4 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 5 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 6 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 field of zoology deals with the study of birds?
Question 7 Explanation:
Ornithology comes from the Greeks words, ornis (bird) and logia (study).
Which of the following is not a branch of Zoology?
Question 8 Explanation:
Mychology is the study of fungi. It is a branch of botany.
How many moons does Neptune have?
Question 9 Explanation:
Neptune is the 8th planet in our solar system and has 13 satellites and 4 rings.
Na is the atomic symbol for ___________.
Question 10 Explanation:
Sodium is the 6th element in the periodic table.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 11 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.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 12 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
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 13 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 14 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.
The superior vena cava is a part of which human organ?
Question 15 Explanation:
The superior vena cava is where deoxygenated blood enters the heart.
This organelle is referred to as the power house of the cell.
Question 16 Explanation:
Mitochondria are where glucose is converted to ATP.
President Barack Obama of the United States is a member of what political party?
Question 17 Explanation:
President Barack Obama is a democrat and was re-elected for office last November 2012.
What branch of botany deals with mosses?
Question 18 Explanation:
Bryology is a sub-discipline of botany that deals with Mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
Who has not been Aphrodite’s lover?
Question 19 Explanation:
Aphrodite, although married to Hephaestus, has many lovers including Ares, Poseidon and Hermes.
Who is the author of the “Divine Comedy”
Dante Al Gere
Question 20 Explanation:
Dante Alighiere is popularly known as simply Dante. He wrote “Divine Comedy” which was originally called “Commedia”.
Aling kaharian ang hindi nababanggit sa “Florante at Laura”?
Question 21 Explanation:
Ang Berbanya ay kaharian na pinangyarihan ng koridong “Ibong Adarna”.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 22 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 23 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.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 24 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 25 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 26 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
Concha was Jose Rizal’s ‘first sorrow’. Who was Concha to Rizal?
Question 27 Explanation:
Concha or Conception was one of Rizal’s 11 siblings who died in 1865, she was 3 years old.
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de Indios
Islas de Victoria
Islas de San Filipe
Islas de San Lazaro
Question 28 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 29 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
“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 30 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”
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