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What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 1 Explanation:
Pope Francis (Franciscus), the newly elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church as of March 13,2013, was born on December 17, 1936 as Jorge Mario Begoglio.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 2 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
Sinong tauhan sa “El Filibusterismo” ang may lupain na inaangkin ng mga prayle?
Question 3 Explanation:
Si Kabesang Tales ay naghahangad ng katarungan sa pang-aangkin ng mga prayle sa kanya lupain.
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
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 5 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
What color are the coolest stars?
Question 6 Explanation:
Red stars have surface temperatures that are less than 5,500 Fahrenheit. Our sun has the surface temperature of approximately 10,000 Fahrenheit.
The ozone layer is located on what layer of our atmosphere?
Question 7 Explanation:
The ozone layer is a band of ozone gas located in the stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful violet rays of the Sun.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 8 Explanation:
Gross Domestic Product per capita is commonly used to indicate a country’s standard of living since it affects GDP. But it is not a direct measurement thereof.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 9 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
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 10 Explanation:
Once CFC’s break down, the chlorine atoms that are releases breaks down the ozone molecules in the ozone layer.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 11 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
What is the real name of Indian nationalism leader Mahatma Gandhi?
Question 12 Explanation:
Mahatma is an honorific which means “Great Soul” given to Gandhi who was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
What is the chemical formula for baking soda?
Question 13 Explanation:
Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate.
How many chambers does a normal human heart have?
Question 14 Explanation:
The human heart has two atria and two ventricles.
What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 15 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 superior vena cava is a part of which human organ?
Question 16 Explanation:
The superior vena cava is where deoxygenated blood enters the heart.
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 17 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.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 18 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.
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 19 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 20 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
What is the name of Sisa’s husband?
Question 21 Explanation:
Sisa is Basilio and Crispin’s deranged mother, who is trying to save her sons from their abusive father.
The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 22 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
Sino ang nagligtas kay Florante sa kagubatan?
Question 23 Explanation:
Si Aladin ay isang morong na naglalakbay sa kagubatan kung saan nakatali si Florante.
What caused the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs?
Question 24 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
Who wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”?
L. Frank Baum
Question 25 Explanation:
L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” which has a number of film adaptations until today.
Tocopherol is another term for _______?
Question 26 Explanation:
Vitamin E can be found in unrefined vegetable oils.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 27 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 28 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.
Who invented the World Wide Web?
Scott A. Johns
Question 29 Explanation:
Tim Berners-Lee thought about the World Wide Web as a way to share research materials with his colleagues.
Who was the first person in recorded history to dissect a human cadaver for the sake of science?
Question 30 Explanation:
Herophilus is regarded as the “Father of Anatomy”.
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