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The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 1 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
People who study the changes in the atmosphere are called?
Question 2 Explanation:
Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 3 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 4 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 5 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 6 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 7 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
Which sub-specialty of medicine deals with the care of elderly people?
Question 8 Explanation:
Geriatrics aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 9 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
Which author is famous for visiting public executions?
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 10 Explanation:
Thomas Hardy is the author of “Jude the Obscure”.
The second Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod was canonized on ______________.
March 5, 2012
July 21, 2012
October 21, 2012
January 12, 2012
Question 11 Explanation:
San Pedro Calungsod was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 making him the second Filipino martyr saint.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 12 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 13 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 14, 2013
February 11, 2013
February 28, 2013
March 13, 2013
Question 14 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.
The following are not allowed to run for senator this coming election due to the second consecutive six-year term limitation aside from ____________.
Question 15 Explanation:
Francis Escudero is running for senator as a guest candidate under Team PNoy.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 16 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.
Who was the author of the “Kartilla” of the Katipunan?
Question 17 Explanation:
The “Kartilla” is considered as the bible of the Katipunan and was written by Emilio Jacinto who was the secretary of the movement.
An altimeter is used to measure _____________.
Alterations in soil acidity
Height from above sea level
Question 18 Explanation:
Altimeter is used to measure altitude with reference to the sea level.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 19 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
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 20 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
What branch of botany deals with mosses?
Question 21 Explanation:
Bryology is a sub-discipline of botany that deals with Mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
Mount Everest, the World’s tallest peak is named after __________.
Town of Everest
Question 22 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.
What is the name of Sisa’s husband?
Question 23 Explanation:
Sisa is Basilio and Crispin’s deranged mother, who is trying to save her sons from their abusive father.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 24 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.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 25 Explanation:
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is Ban Ki-moon of South Korea. Ki-moon was re-elected on June 21, 2011.
Katniss Everdeen is the heroin in which contemporary novel?
Question 26 Explanation:
The Hunger Games is the first book of the Hunger games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It was released in 2008.a
What field of zoology deals with the study of birds?
Question 27 Explanation:
Ornithology comes from the Greeks words, ornis (bird) and logia (study).
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 28 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
Question 29 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.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 30 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
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