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In Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, how many bullets that does the father’s revolver contain?
Question 1 Explanation:
“The Road” tells the stories about a father and son’s journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape. They have a revolver with two bullets in it. The boy was given instructions to use it on himself if the need arises.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 2 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 3 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.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 4 Explanation:
Exxon Mobil rose to No. 1 from being No. 2 in 2011. It overtook Wal-Mart which dropped to No. 2 followed by Chevron in No. 3.
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 5 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 6 Explanation:
Carlos Slim Helu and Family has an estimated net worth of $73 B as of March 2013, beating Bill Gates who has $67 B
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 7 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
Saan ang pinangyarihand ng koridong “Ibon Adarna”?
Kaharian ng Berbanya
Kaharian ng Albanya
Kaharian ng Espana
Kaharian ng Armenya
Question 8 Explanation:
Si Haring Fernando na ama ni Don Juan ay siyang hari ng Berbanya.
What is the second most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
Question 9 Explanation:
The atmosphere is about 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen.
A __________ is an optical device that projects an image of its surrounding on a screen.
Question 10 Explanation:
This invention came out during Aristotle’s time and lead to modern cameras.
Which of the following is not a branch of Zoology?
Question 11 Explanation:
Mychology is the study of fungi. It is a branch of botany.
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 12 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.
What is the name of the group lead by Jason in search for the Golden Fleece?
Question 13 Explanation:
The name of the Argonauts came from their ship Argo.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 14 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi died during which battle?
Battle of Tripoli
Battle of Bani Walid
Battle of Rusca
Battle of Sirte
Question 15 Explanation:
Muammar Gaddafi died on October 20, 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Sirte, along with Bani Wallid, is the one of the last strongholds of Gaddafi loyalist.
Which country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 16 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 17 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 18 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 19 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 20 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
Who has not been Aphrodite’s lover?
Question 21 Explanation:
Aphrodite, although married to Hephaestus, has many lovers including Ares, Poseidon and Hermes.
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 22 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 23 Explanation:
Fauna refers to all animal life of any particular region or time. In it subdivided into several categories. Cyptofauna is just one of these categories.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 24 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 25 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.
The following are not allowed to run for senator this coming election due to the second consecutive six-year term limitation aside from ____________.
Question 26 Explanation:
Francis Escudero is running for senator as a guest candidate under Team PNoy.
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Bone on the nose
Third rib from the bottom
Question 27 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
This organelle is referred to as the power house of the cell.
Question 28 Explanation:
Mitochondria are where glucose is converted to ATP.
Which sub-specialty of medicine deals with the care of elderly people?
Question 29 Explanation:
Geriatrics aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
Question 30 Explanation:
Artemis is the goddess of the hunt. This picture depicts the goddess reaching for an arrow from her quiver but it is not there.
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