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Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 1 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
What is the total number of cervical vertebrae in the human body?
Question 2 Explanation:
Cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae directly below the skull. We have 7 of those.
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 3 Explanation:
Jesus “Jesse” Manalastas Robredo is the Secretary of DILG from July 2010 to his death on April 18, 2012.
This type of cyclone has wind speeds ranging from 63-118 kph.
Low pressure area
Question 4 Explanation:
Cyclones can be categorized as: Tropical depression – wind speed < 63 kph Tropical storm – wind speed 63-118 kph Typhoon > wind speeds 118 kph
What branch of botany deals with mosses?
Question 5 Explanation:
Bryology is a sub-discipline of botany that deals with Mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
A __________ is an optical device that projects an image of its surrounding on a screen.
Question 6 Explanation:
This invention came out during Aristotle’s time and lead to modern cameras.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 7 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.
Mount Everest, the World’s tallest peak is named after __________.
Town of Everest
Question 8 Explanation:
Mt. Everest was named after Colonel Sir George Everest, who is largely responsible for completing the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, by his successor Andrew Waugh.
Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 9 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.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 10 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
This organelle is referred to as the power house of the cell.
Question 11 Explanation:
Mitochondria are where glucose is converted to ATP.
Sinong tauhan sa “El Filibusterismo” ang may lupain na inaangkin ng mga prayle?
Question 12 Explanation:
Si Kabesang Tales ay naghahangad ng katarungan sa pang-aangkin ng mga prayle sa kanya lupain.
Na is the atomic symbol for ___________.
Question 13 Explanation:
Sodium is the 6th element in the periodic table.
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi died during which battle?
Battle of Bani Walid
Battle of Rusca
Battle of Tripoli
Battle of Sirte
Question 14 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.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 15 Explanation:
Aesop is a fabulist active from 620-564 BC.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 16 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
Who is the current secretary of the Department of Health?
Leila de Lima
Question 17 Explanation:
Dr. Enrique T. Ona is the Secretary of the DOH since June 30, 2010.
Our kidneys receive blood through the ________ arteries?
Question 18 Explanation:
The renal arteries supply the kidneys with blood.
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 19 Explanation:
Once CFC’s break down, the chlorine atoms that are releases breaks down the ozone molecules in the ozone layer.
What is the real name of Indian nationalism leader Mahatma Gandhi?
Question 20 Explanation:
Mahatma is an honorific which means “Great Soul” given to Gandhi who was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
What are small irregularly shaped bodies that orbits around the Sun?
Question 21 Explanation:
Asteroids are also known as minor planets.
“Frailty, thy name is woman” is a line in which Shakespeare play?
Romeo and Juliet
Question 22 Explanation:
This was the statement by Hamlet denouncing his mother’s remarriage.
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Third rib from the bottom
Bone on the nose
Question 23 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
How many chambers does a normal human heart have?
Question 24 Explanation:
The human heart has two atria and two ventricles.
The Archimedes Screw is invented to ___________.
Attach wooden objects
Open cork bottles
Question 25 Explanation:
The Archimedes screw was invented to remove water from the bilge of a ship.
Tocopherol is another term for _______?
Question 26 Explanation:
Vitamin E can be found in unrefined vegetable oils.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 27 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 28 Explanation:
Hello Garci involved an audio recording of a phone call between former President Arroyo and Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano talking about the rigging of the 2004 election results.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
A Tramp Abroad
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Question 29 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 30 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
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