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An alcoholic drink that says 80 proof has ______ percent alcohol?
Question 1 Explanation:
Alcoholic proof is twice the percentage of alcohol by volume.
On the May 13, 2013 Philippine Senatorial election we are looking forward to electing ____ senators.
Question 2 Explanation:
This coming election, 12 of the 24 seats in senate will be filled. This is assuming that Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will not vacate her seat in lieu of being elected as a Judge for the International Criminal Court. If she does vacate her seat, 13 senators will be elected, one will continue the remaining 3 years of her term.
Wine is product of what process?
Question 3 Explanation:
Fermentation converts sugar to acid and/or alcohol using yeast.
Cephalalgia is the medical term for __________.
Question 4 Explanation:
Cephalalgia is a pain anywhere the region of head or the neck.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” won a noble prize in ___________.
Question 5 Explanation:
John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Caviar is essentially made up of ________.
Question 6 Explanation:
Caviar is sturgeon roe (fish eggs).
What is the world’s oldest city?
Question 7 Explanation:
Evidences show that Damascus has been inhabited since 9000 BC.
Sinong tauhan sa “El Filibusterismo” ang may lupain na inaangkin ng mga prayle?
Question 8 Explanation:
Si Kabesang Tales ay naghahangad ng katarungan sa pang-aangkin ng mga prayle sa kanya lupain.
Who is the author of the “Divine Comedy”
Dante Al Gere
Question 9 Explanation:
Dante Alighiere is popularly known as simply Dante. He wrote “Divine Comedy” which was originally called “Commedia”.
In which installment of the Harry Potter series did Harry, Ron and Hermione play as real life pieces of Wizard’s Chess?
Chamber of Secrets
Goblet of Fire
The Philosopher’s Stone
The Prisoner from Azkaban
Question 10 Explanation:
The enormous Wizard’s Chessboard is one of the security enchantments of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Concha was Jose Rizal’s ‘first sorrow’. Who was Concha to Rizal?
Question 11 Explanation:
Concha or Conception was one of Rizal’s 11 siblings who died in 1865, she was 3 years old.
This type of cyclone has wind speeds ranging from 63-118 kph.
Low pressure area
Question 12 Explanation:
Cyclones can be categorized as: Tropical depression – wind speed < 63 kph Tropical storm – wind speed 63-118 kph Typhoon > wind speeds 118 kph
The coccyx refers to which bone of the human body?
Bone on the nose
Third rib from the bottom
Question 13 Explanation:
For tailless primates the coccyx refers to the last segment of the spinal column.
In Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, how many bullets that does the father’s revolver contain?
Question 14 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.
A ________ is a giant glowing cloud of made up of dust and gas.
Question 15 Explanation:
Nebulae were first thought to be very far galaxies but the creation of more powerful telescopes changed this notion.
Ferdinand Magellan named the Islands of the Philippines as ____________.
Islas de Indios
Islas de San Lazaro
Islas de Victoria
Islas de San Filipe
Question 16 Explanation:
Magellan sighted the Islands on March 21, 1521 which was the feast of St. Lazarus.
Tocopherol is another term for _______?
Question 17 Explanation:
Vitamin E can be found in unrefined vegetable oils.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the head pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church effective _________.
February 14, 2013
February 28, 2013
February 11, 2013
March 13, 2013
Question 18 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.
Cogito ergo sum is a famous adage from ___________?
Question 19 Explanation:
Rene Descartes invented the Cartesian coordinate system. Cogito ergo sum means “I think therefore, I am.”
What is the chemical formula for baking soda?
Question 20 Explanation:
Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate.
Das Kapital was primarily written in what language?
Question 21 Explanation:
The complete tile of Das Kapital is “Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie” which is in German and Karl Marx is German.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 22 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
During his exile, who informed Rizal about the plans of Andres Bonifacio for an armed struggle against Spain?
Question 23 Explanation:
Dr. Pio Valenzuela was Bonifacio’s emissary to Rizal in Dapitan.
Which of the following books is not written by Mark Twain?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Tramp Abroad
The Count of Monte Cristo
Question 24 Explanation:
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is written by Alexander Dumas.
What is the opposite of economic recession?
Question 25 Explanation:
Recession is when an economy declines. And economic boom happens when the economy is thriving.
The ozone layer is located on what layer of our atmosphere?
Question 26 Explanation:
The ozone layer is a band of ozone gas located in the stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful violet rays of the Sun.
How many chambers does a normal human heart have?
Question 27 Explanation:
The human heart has two atria and two ventricles.
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 28 Explanation:
Once CFC’s break down, the chlorine atoms that are releases breaks down the ozone molecules in the ozone layer.
Paleonclimatology deals with the study of ___________.
Climate change throughout history
Weather and geology
Dinosaurs and climate change
Evolution and climate
Question 29 Explanation:
Paleontology is the study of climate changes throughout the entire history of the Earth.
What do call the depressions on the surface of the brain?
Question 30 Explanation:
Sulci are the depressions or fissures while gyri are the areas in between.
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