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A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 1 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 2 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
What is the second most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
Question 3 Explanation:
The atmosphere is about 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen.
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 4 Explanation:
Jesus “Jesse” Manalastas Robredo is the Secretary of DILG from July 2010 to his death on April 18, 2012.
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de San Filipe
Islas de Victoria
Islas de San Lazaro
Islas de Indios
Question 5 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 6 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Tramp Abroad
Question 7 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
Na is the atomic symbol for ___________.
Question 8 Explanation:
Sodium is the 6th element in the periodic table.
Saan ang pinangyarihand ng koridong “Ibon Adarna”?
Kaharian ng Espana
Kaharian ng Albanya
Kaharian ng Berbanya
Kaharian ng Armenya
Question 9 Explanation:
Si Haring Fernando na ama ni Don Juan ay siyang hari ng Berbanya.
When a single entity is in control of a commodity as being its only supplier, this is called ________.
Question 10 Explanation:
Just take for instance; Meralco is the only provider of power distribution services in Metro Manila. This is a monopoly.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 11 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
Caviar is essentially made up of ________.
Question 12 Explanation:
Caviar is sturgeon roe (fish eggs).
The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 13 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
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 14 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.
Who was the first person in recorded history to dissect a human cadaver for the sake of science?
Question 15 Explanation:
Herophilus is regarded as the “Father of Anatomy”.
Aling kaharian ang hindi nababanggit sa “Florante at Laura”?
Question 16 Explanation:
Ang Berbanya ay kaharian na pinangyarihan ng koridong “Ibong Adarna”.
An alcoholic drink that says 80 proof has ______ percent alcohol?
Question 17 Explanation:
Alcoholic proof is twice the percentage of alcohol by volume.
Sinong tauhan sa “El Filibusterismo” ang may lupain na inaangkin ng mga prayle?
Question 18 Explanation:
Si Kabesang Tales ay naghahangad ng katarungan sa pang-aangkin ng mga prayle sa kanya lupain.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 19 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.
Which of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 20 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
How many moons does Neptune have?
Question 21 Explanation:
Neptune is the 8th planet in our solar system and has 13 satellites and 4 rings.
How many chambers does a normal human heart have?
Question 22 Explanation:
The human heart has two atria and two ventricles.
Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 23 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.
Which of the following animals is not on the Philippine Coat of Arms?
All of the above
Question 24 Explanation:
The Philippine Coat of arms has an eagle on the dexter side and a lion on the sinister side.
What is the total number of cervical vertebrae in the human body?
Question 25 Explanation:
Cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae directly below the skull. We have 7 of those.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 26 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
The Philosopher’s Stone
Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner from Azkaban
Goblet of Fire
Question 27 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
What are small irregularly shaped bodies that orbits around the Sun?
Question 28 Explanation:
Asteroids are also known as minor planets.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 29 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
President Barack Obama of the United States is a member of what political party?
Question 30 Explanation:
President Barack Obama is a democrat and was re-elected for office last November 2012.
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