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R.S.V.P, which means “please respond” in English, stands for _______________.
répondez s'il vous plait
répondez s'il vouse plît
responde si vous plea
répondez s'oule vious paît
Question 1 Explanation:
R.S.V.P. is a French acronym which stands for répondez s'il vous plait.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 2 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.
Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and __________.
Question 3 Explanation:
Demeter is also Zeus sister.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean was convicted for ______________.
Question 4 Explanation:
In the novel, Jean Valjean was convicted for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving children.
Who did NOT run for presidency during the first ever Philippine elections in 1935?
Question 5 Explanation:
Sergio Osmeña run and won as the vice-president of the Commonwealth. The contest for presidency was competed by Quezon, Aguinaldo and Aglipay.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 6 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
The decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 7 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.
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.
This is the process is the opposite of sublimation.
Question 9 Explanation:
Sublimation – solid to gas, deposition – gas to solid.
Who is the world wealthiest man as of March 2013?
Carlos Slim Helu
Question 10 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
Which disease is a result of Vitamin B2deficiency?
Question 11 Explanation:
Ariboflavinosis is commonly associated with malnutrition and alcoholism.
Which author is famous for visiting public executions?
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 12 Explanation:
Thomas Hardy is the author of “Jude the Obscure”.
Which is the most specific level of organism classification?
Question 13 Explanation:
Species refers to a group of closely related organisms and is the lowest level on the classification system.
George Washington was known to have this phobia.
Question 14 Explanation:
George Washington has Taphephobia or the fear of being buried alive. This was common during his time when premature burials were rampant.
How many moons does Neptune have?
Question 15 Explanation:
Neptune is the 8th planet in our solar system and has 13 satellites and 4 rings.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 16 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
Sino ang nagligtas kay Florante sa kagubatan?
Question 17 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 18 Explanation:
Steve Jobs dies of Insulinoma or a tumor of the pancreas.
What is the chemical formula for baking soda?
Question 19 Explanation:
Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate.
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.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 21 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.
What is the total number of cervical vertebrae in the human body?
Question 22 Explanation:
Cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae directly below the skull. We have 7 of those.
This type of cells has components, including DNA, mingling freely in a single compartment.
Question 23 Explanation:
Prokaryotic cells are only found in bacteria and archaebacteria.
This organelle is referred to as the power house of the cell.
Question 24 Explanation:
Mitochondria are where glucose is converted to ATP.
Where is setting of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy?
Question 25 Explanation:
Middle-earth is the fictional universe where almost all of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were set.
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de Victoria
Islas de San Filipe
Islas de San Lazaro
Islas de Indios
Question 26 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
What are small irregularly shaped bodies that orbits around the Sun?
Question 27 Explanation:
Asteroids are also known as minor planets.
What is the National Sport of the Philippines?
Question 28 Explanation:
As per Republic Act No. 9850, Arnis has been adopted as the Official National Sport of the Philippines as of December 2009.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 29 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
Aling kaharian ang hindi nababanggit sa “Florante at Laura”?
Question 30 Explanation:
Ang Berbanya ay kaharian na pinangyarihan ng koridong “Ibong Adarna”.
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