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Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 1 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 2 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 3 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
What is the second most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
Question 4 Explanation:
The atmosphere is about 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen.
Malignant neoplasm is another term for _________.
Question 5 Explanation:
Cancer refers to diseases involving abnormal cell growth that has become progressively worse.
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Bone on the nose
Third rib from the bottom
Question 6 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
What is the chemical formula for baking soda?
Question 7 Explanation:
Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate.
In Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, how many bullets that does the father’s revolver contain?
Question 8 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.
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 9 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
What is the National Sport of the Philippines?
Question 10 Explanation:
As per Republic Act No. 9850, Arnis has been adopted as the Official National Sport of the Philippines as of December 2009.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 11 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 of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 12 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
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.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 14 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
Which of the following is not a branch of Zoology?
Question 15 Explanation:
Mychology is the study of fungi. It is a branch of botany.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”, is the famous first line of which novel?
The Tipping Point
Tale of Two Cities
Question 16 Explanation:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”, is the first sentence of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 17 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 18 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 19 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
Maria Clara lives in ___________.
Question 20 Explanation:
In the novel “Noli me Tangere” Maria Clara is Crisostomo Ibarra, who is the lead character of the story, betrothed.
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Evolution and climate
Dinosaurs and climate change
Climate change throughout history
Weather and geology
Question 21 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
What is the name of the group lead by Jason in search for the Golden Fleece?
Question 22 Explanation:
The name of the Argonauts came from their ship Argo.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 23 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
A __________ is an optical device that projects an image of its surrounding on a screen.
Question 24 Explanation:
This invention came out during Aristotle’s time and lead to modern cameras.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 25 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.
Where was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter”
Question 26 Explanation:
“Scarlet Letter” is set in Puritan Boston, MA.
The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is from what country?
Question 27 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.
What caused the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs?
Question 28 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
The Archimedes Screw is invented to ___________.
Open cork bottles
Attach wooden objects
Question 29 Explanation:
The Archimedes screw was invented to remove water from the bilge of a ship.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 30 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
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