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Where is setting of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy?
Question 1 Explanation:
Middle-earth is the fictional universe where almost all of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were set.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 2 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 3 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
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 4 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.
Cephalalgia is the medical term for __________.
Question 5 Explanation:
Cephalalgia is a pain anywhere the region of head or the neck.
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 6 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
The following are not allowed to run for senator this coming election due to the second consecutive six-year term limitation aside from ____________.
Question 7 Explanation:
Francis Escudero is running for senator as a guest candidate under Team PNoy.
The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 8 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 9 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 10 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Third rib from the bottom
Bone on the nose
Question 11 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
What is the name of the group lead by Jason in search for the Golden Fleece?
Question 12 Explanation:
The name of the Argonauts came from their ship Argo.
What color are the coolest stars?
Question 13 Explanation:
Red stars have surface temperatures that are less than 5,500 Fahrenheit. Our sun has the surface temperature of approximately 10,000 Fahrenheit.
Which author is famous for visiting public executions?
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 14 Explanation:
Thomas Hardy is the author of “Jude the Obscure”.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 15 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
Who was the first person in recorded history to dissect a human cadaver for the sake of science?
Question 16 Explanation:
Herophilus is regarded as the “Father of Anatomy”.
What is the world’s oldest city?
Question 17 Explanation:
Evidences show that Damascus has been inhabited since 9000 BC.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 18 Explanation:
Aesop is a fabulist active from 620-564 BC.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 19 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 20 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
Which of the following represents the residual assets of a company?
Question 21 Explanation:
Capital stock represents a percentage of a company’s asset or value.
Which country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 22 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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 23 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.
Concha was Jose Rizal’s ‘first sorrow’. Who was Concha to Rizal?
Question 24 Explanation:
Concha or Conception was one of Rizal’s 11 siblings who died in 1865, she was 3 years old.
An altimeter is used to measure _____________.
Height from above sea level
Alterations in soil acidity
Question 25 Explanation:
Altimeter is used to measure altitude with reference to the sea level.
The second Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod was canonized on ______________.
January 12, 2012
March 5, 2012
July 21, 2012
October 21, 2012
Question 26 Explanation:
San Pedro Calungsod was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 making him the second Filipino martyr saint.
Who is the author of the “Divine Comedy”
Dante Al Gere
Question 27 Explanation:
Dante Alighiere is popularly known as simply Dante. He wrote “Divine Comedy” which was originally called “Commedia”.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 28, 2013
March 13, 2013
February 11, 2013
February 14, 2013
Question 28 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 process is the opposite of sublimation.
Question 29 Explanation:
Sublimation – solid to gas, deposition – gas to solid.
Who was the author of the “Kartilla” of the Katipunan?
Question 30 Explanation:
The “Kartilla” is considered as the bible of the Katipunan and was written by Emilio Jacinto who was the secretary of the movement.
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