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What is the most expensive spice?
Question 1 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
Maria Clara lives in ___________.
Question 2 Explanation:
In the novel “Noli me Tangere” Maria Clara is Crisostomo Ibarra, who is the lead character of the story, betrothed.
Which of the following animals is not on the Philippine Coat of Arms?
All of the above
Question 3 Explanation:
The Philippine Coat of arms has an eagle on the dexter side and a lion on the sinister side.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 4 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
R.S.V.P, which means “please respond” in English, stands for _______________.
répondez s'il vous plait
répondez s'il vouse plît
responde si vous plea
répondez s'oule vious paît
Question 5 Explanation:
R.S.V.P. is a French acronym which stands for répondez s'il vous plait.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 6 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
What is the National Sport of the Philippines?
Question 7 Explanation:
As per Republic Act No. 9850, Arnis has been adopted as the Official National Sport of the Philippines as of December 2009.
How many moons does Neptune have?
Question 8 Explanation:
Neptune is the 8th planet in our solar system and has 13 satellites and 4 rings.
This is the classification of seed bearing plants where seeds are found within fruits.
Question 9 Explanation:
In terms of propagation, plants are classified as non-flowering (spore bearing) and flowering (seed bearing). Seed bearing plants are again classified into Gymgiosperms and Angiosperms.
People who study the changes in the atmosphere are called?
Question 10 Explanation:
Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 11 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.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 12 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
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”.
The Archimedes Screw is invented to ___________.
Attach wooden objects
Open cork bottles
Question 14 Explanation:
The Archimedes screw was invented to remove water from the bilge of a ship.
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 15 Explanation:
Jesus “Jesse” Manalastas Robredo is the Secretary of DILG from July 2010 to his death on April 18, 2012.
Aling kaharian ang hindi nababanggit sa “Florante at Laura”?
Question 16 Explanation:
Ang Berbanya ay kaharian na pinangyarihan ng koridong “Ibong Adarna”.
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 17 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 18 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
The second Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod was canonized on ______________.
January 12, 2012
July 21, 2012
March 5, 2012
October 21, 2012
Question 19 Explanation:
San Pedro Calungsod was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 making him the second Filipino martyr saint.
What is the name of the group lead by Jason in search for the Golden Fleece?
Question 20 Explanation:
The name of the Argonauts came from their ship Argo.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 21 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
These substances are stable under normal temperatures but can be broken down by exposure to strong UV radiation. Once broken down, it releases atomic chlorine.
Question 22 Explanation:
Once CFC’s break down, the chlorine atoms that are releases breaks down the ozone molecules in the ozone layer.
Cephalalgia is the medical term for __________.
Question 23 Explanation:
Cephalalgia is a pain anywhere the region of head or the neck.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
Chamber of Secrets
The Philosopher’s Stone
Goblet of Fire
The Prisoner from Azkaban
Question 24 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 25 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
Which country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 26 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 27 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.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 28 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 29 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
During his exile, who informed Rizal about the plans of Andres Bonifacio for an armed struggle against Spain?
Question 30 Explanation:
Dr. Pio Valenzuela was Bonifacio’s emissary to Rizal in Dapitan.
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