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What was the controversial scandal involving Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged rigging of the 2004 National Elections?
COMELEC Commissioner Scandal
Question 1 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 decrease in a currency’s buying power means an increase in __________.
Question 2 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.
What is the most expensive spice?
Question 3 Explanation:
Saffron prices ranges from US$500 – US$5000 per POUND.
Caviar is essentially made up of ________.
Question 4 Explanation:
Caviar is sturgeon roe (fish eggs).
Who proposed the idea of the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire?
Question 5 Explanation:
Empedocles proposed the idea of the 4 Classical Elements. Aristotle added another element which is Aether, which according to him makes up the heavenly spheres.
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 6 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.
Which author is famous for visiting public executions?
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 7 Explanation:
Thomas Hardy is the author of “Jude the Obscure”.
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi died during which battle?
Battle of Bani Walid
Battle of Sirte
Battle of Rusca
Battle of Tripoli
Question 8 Explanation:
Muammar Gaddafi died on October 20, 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Sirte, along with Bani Wallid, is the one of the last strongholds of Gaddafi loyalist.
Where is the World’s largest library located?
Question 9 Explanation:
The World’s largest is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. followed by the British Library in London.
What branch of botany deals with mosses?
Question 10 Explanation:
Bryology is a sub-discipline of botany that deals with Mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
What is the real name of the 226th and current pope of the Roman Catholic Church?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Question 11 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.
A measure or quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a __________.
Question 12 Explanation:
Force and displacement are vectors. Mass and distance as scalars.
What term is use to categorized animals that are extinct or mythological?
Question 13 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.
What is the account name that was associated with the plunder case filed against former President Joseph Estrada?
Jose dela Cruz
Question 14 Explanation:
The Jose Velarde account was the alleged account containing about 3.2 billion pesos belonging to President Joseph Estrada.
Who wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”?
L. Frank Baum
Question 15 Explanation:
L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” which has a number of film adaptations until today.
Which United States company ranked No. 1 in the Fortune 500 in the year 2012?
Question 16 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 world’s oldest city?
Question 17 Explanation:
Evidences show that Damascus has been inhabited since 9000 BC.
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 18 Explanation:
Once CFC’s break down, the chlorine atoms that are releases breaks down the ozone molecules in the ozone layer.
Katniss Everdeen is the heroin in which contemporary novel?
Question 19 Explanation:
The Hunger Games is the first book of the Hunger games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It was released in 2008.a
This type of cyclone has wind speeds ranging from 63-118 kph.
Low pressure area
Question 20 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 second Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod was canonized on ______________.
July 21, 2012
March 5, 2012
October 21, 2012
January 12, 2012
Question 21 Explanation:
San Pedro Calungsod was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012 making him the second Filipino martyr saint.
The following are not allowed to run for senator this coming election due to the second consecutive six-year term limitation aside from ____________.
Question 22 Explanation:
Francis Escudero is running for senator as a guest candidate under Team PNoy.
What term generally refers to the breaking down of rocks?
Question 23 Explanation:
Frost wedging, exfoliation and thermal expansion are types of weathering.
Heathcliff is the main character in which famous classic literary work?
Tale of Two Cities
Question 24 Explanation:
Wuthering Heights is a Gothic novel written by Emily Bronte. It tells the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.
Truffle oil is extracted from truffles and is used for cooking. Truffle is a type of ________.
Question 25 Explanation:
Truffle is a type of subterranean mushroom.
GDP per capita is an indicator of a country’s ____________.
Standard of living
Question 26 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.
Who defeated and killed Ajax during the Trojan War?
None of the Above
Question 27 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.
What color are the coolest stars?
Question 28 Explanation:
Red stars have surface temperatures that are less than 5,500 Fahrenheit. Our sun has the surface temperature of approximately 10,000 Fahrenheit.
Ang isang korido ay may ilang pantig sa bawat linya?
Question 29 Explanation:
Ang korido isang uli ng salaysay na patula. May sukat itong walong pantig sa bawat linya at apat na linya sa isang saknong.
This pollutant is a reddish-brown gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. It has a strong smell at high levels.
Question 30 Explanation:
Nitrogen dioxide mostly comes from power plants and cars.
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