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Which of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 1 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
Which of the following animals is not on the Philippine Coat of Arms?
All of the above
Question 2 Explanation:
The Philippine Coat of arms has an eagle on the dexter side and a lion on the sinister side.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
Goblet of Fire
The Prisoner from Azkaban
The Philosopher’s Stone
Chamber of Secrets
Question 3 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 4 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.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 5 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 6 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
Who did NOT run for presidency during the first ever Philippine elections in 1935?
Question 7 Explanation:
Sergio Osmeña run and won as the vice-president of the Commonwealth. The contest for presidency was competed by Quezon, Aguinaldo and Aglipay.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 14, 2013
March 13, 2013
February 28, 2013
February 11, 2013
Question 8 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.
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.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 10 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
Saan ang pinangyarihand ng koridong “Ibon Adarna”?
Kaharian ng Berbanya
Kaharian ng Espana
Kaharian ng Albanya
Kaharian ng Armenya
Question 11 Explanation:
Si Haring Fernando na ama ni Don Juan ay siyang hari ng Berbanya.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 12 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de San Lazaro
Islas de San Filipe
Islas de Victoria
Islas de Indios
Question 13 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
What field of zoology deals with the study of birds?
Question 14 Explanation:
Ornithology comes from the Greeks words, ornis (bird) and logia (study).
Ang isang korido ay may ilang pantig sa bawat linya?
Question 15 Explanation:
Ang korido isang uli ng salaysay na patula. May sukat itong walong pantig sa bawat linya at apat na linya sa isang saknong.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 16 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
According to basic economics, when the demand is low and the supply is high, the price of a commodity will __________.
Stay the same
Will follow the trend of the supply.
Question 17 Explanation:
Too much supply and so little demand will over saturate the market with a given commodity thus decreasing its price.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 18 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.
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 19 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
Our kidneys receive blood through the ________ arteries?
Question 20 Explanation:
The renal arteries supply the kidneys with blood.
Which sub-specialty of medicine deals with the care of elderly people?
Question 21 Explanation:
Geriatrics aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 22 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Tramp Abroad
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Question 23 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
Who is the author of the “Divine Comedy”
Dante Al Gere
Question 24 Explanation:
Dante Alighiere is popularly known as simply Dante. He wrote “Divine Comedy” which was originally called “Commedia”.
Caviar is essentially made up of ________.
Question 25 Explanation:
Caviar is sturgeon roe (fish eggs).
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 26 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 27 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi died during which battle?
Battle of Bani Walid
Battle of Sirte
Battle of Tripoli
Battle of Rusca
Question 28 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.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 29 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
Sino ang nagligtas kay Florante sa kagubatan?
Question 30 Explanation:
Si Aladin ay isang morong na naglalakbay sa kagubatan kung saan nakatali si Florante.
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