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Maria Clara lives in ___________.
Question 1 Explanation:
In the novel “Noli me Tangere” Maria Clara is Crisostomo Ibarra, who is the lead character of the story, betrothed.
When a single entity is in control of a commodity as being its only supplier, this is called ________.
Question 2 Explanation:
Just take for instance; Meralco is the only provider of power distribution services in Metro Manila. This is a monopoly.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 3 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 4 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
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 5 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
An altimeter is used to measure _____________.
Alterations in soil acidity
Height from above sea level
Question 6 Explanation:
Altimeter is used to measure altitude with reference to the sea level.
Which of the following was not invented by Thomas Edison?
Motion picture camera
Question 7 Explanation:
The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse.
Which disease is a result of Vitamin B2deficiency?
Question 8 Explanation:
Ariboflavinosis is commonly associated with malnutrition and alcoholism.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 9 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
“Frailty, thy name is woman” is a line in which Shakespeare play?
Romeo and Juliet
Question 10 Explanation:
This was the statement by Hamlet denouncing his mother’s remarriage.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 11 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 12 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 13 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
The “Great Red Spot” is observable in which planet?
Question 14 Explanation:
The Great Red Spot is an intense windstorm larger than the size of Earth and seems to go on forever.
Which of the following does not belong to the group?
Question 15 Explanation:
The first 3 are demigods and Hypnos is the god of sleep.
The Archimedes Screw is invented to ___________.
Open cork bottles
Attach wooden objects
Question 16 Explanation:
The Archimedes screw was invented to remove water from the bilge of a ship.
Which country hosted the 21st ASEAN summit?
Question 17 Explanation:
Cambodia hosted the 20th and the 21st ASEAN summit. The latter was held on November 17-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 18 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 19 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.
The revolt lead by Francisco Dagohoy was the longest recorded during the Spanish reign of the Philippines. How long did it last?
Question 20 Explanation:
Dagohoy’s revolt lasted from 1744-1829.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 21 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
Cetology deals with the study of __________.
All of the above
Question 22 Explanation:
Cetology is the study of sea mammals.
What caused the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs?
Question 23 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 24 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.
Mount Everest, the World’s tallest peak is named after __________.
Town of Everest
Question 25 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.
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Dinosaurs and climate change
Weather and geology
Evolution and climate
Climate change throughout history
Question 26 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
What branch of geology deals with rock layers and layering?
Question 27 Explanation:
Stratigraphy focuses on rock layers and stratification.
“The Hare and the Tortoise” was originally told by?
Question 28 Explanation:
Aesop is a fabulist active from 620-564 BC.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 29 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
Pollination that is made possible by wind is called ________.
Question 30 Explanation:
Pollens may be transferred by insects, birds, water, air etc. Pollination made possible by wind is called Anemophily.
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