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GEN INFO

Easy Round
1. Science: Physiology is the science that studies?
a. Structure of living things
b. Naming and classification of living things
c. Functions and activities of life or of living things
d. Chemical Substances and Processes occurring in living things
2. History: Mi Ultimo Adios was the final poem written by our National
Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, during the night before his execution on December
30, 1896. On what historical place did he write the said poem?
a. Bagumbayan
b. Dapitan
c. Calamba
d. Fort Santiago
3. Religion: In what book can we find the shortest verse in the Bible?
a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John
4. Botany: What is the name of the oldest living tree? The oldest known
non-clonal organism on Earth which is located in the White Mountains
of California.
a. Methuselah
b. Zoroastrian Sarv
c. Llangernyw Yew
d. Fitzroya cupressoides
5. Movies and TV Shows: The Harry Potter Series, written by J.K. Rowling,
chronicles the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, the titular character,
and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are
students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. What is the
title of the 3rd sequel which was released in 1999?
a. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
b. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
c. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
d. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6. English: What do you call a word that is formed from the initial letter or
letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound
term?

a. Metaphor
b. Apostrophe
c. Irony
d. Acronym
7. Biology: Which of the following is a mammal?
a. Platypus
b. Fish
c. Ostrich
d. Sea horse
8. Politics: Last October 2012, The Philippine government, under
President Benigno Aquino III, and the countrys largest secessionist
group, the MILF, have agreed to create a new political entity called
Bangsamoro to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
(ARMM). What does MILF mean?
a. Moro Islamic Liberation Front
b. Mindanao Islam Liberation Front
c. Moro Islamic Legislation Front
d. Mindanao Islamic Legislation Front
9. Religion: What is the only book in the Bible that does not contain the word
God?
a. Jeremiah
b. Esther
c. Isaiah
d. Daniel

10.
Mythology: Aphrodite, is the greek goddess of beauty, love, and
sexuality. She is sometimes known as the Cyprian because there was a
cult center of Aphrodite on Cyprus. Aphrodite is the mother of the god
of love, Eros (more familiar as Cupid). She is the wife of the ugliest of
the gods, Hephaestus. What is the name of the equivalent of Aphrodite
in the Roman Mythology?
a. Apollo
b. Venus
c. Jupiter
d. Athena

Average round
1. Greek Mythology: According to Hesiods Theogony, there were 12
original Titans: the brothers Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion,

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3.

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5.

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7.

8.

Iapetus, and Cronus and the sisters


Thea, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, and Tethys. Who were
the parents of the 12 original titans?
a. Uranus and Gaea
b. Zeus and Venus
c. Apollo and Demeter
d. Hera and Hephaestus
Geography: What body of water separates Australia and Papua New
Guinea?
a. Coral Sea
b. Torres Strait
c. Gulf of Carpentaria
d. Tasman Sea
World Literature: Who wrote the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a
Cloud"?
a. Plato
b. James Joyce
c. William Wordsworth
d. William Shakespeare
Inventions: Who invented world's first successful airplane and
making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-thanair human flight, on December 17, 1903?
a. Answer: Wright Brothers
Anime: Pokmon is a media franchise owned by The Pokmon
Company, and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. It is centered
on fictional creatures called "Pokmon", which humans capture and
train to fight each other for sport. Who is the Filipino-American
singer who once sang the Pokemon Theme Song?
a. Answer: Billy Joe Crawford
Sports: The FIFA is the governing body of association
football, futsal and beach football. FIFA is responsible for the
organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably
the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World
Cupwhich commenced in 1991. What does FIFA stand for?
a. Answer: Federation Internationale de Football
Association
Health and Nutrition: Menstruation is the approximately monthly
discharge of blood and cellular debris from the uterus by nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause. What do you call the
first stage or the beginning of a womans menstruation?
a. Answer: Menarche
Mathematics: What do you call a polygon with 17 sides?
a. Answer: Heptadecagon

9. Geography: How many U.S. states are named after a president?


a. Answer: One
10. Biology: What do you call the space between your eyebrows?
a. Answer: Glabella
Difficult Round
1. Entertainment: As the son of Odin, king of the Norse gods, Thor will
soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on
the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality when
the gods' enemies, the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of
their treaty. As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. What is
the name of Thors Hammer?
a. Answer: Mjolnir
2. Language: What do you call the the inability to remember a word or
put your finger on the right word?
a. Answer: Lethologica
3. Politics: Emilio Aguinaldo is the first president of the Republic of the
Philippines. Who is the first Prime Minister of the Philippines?
a. Answer: Apolinario Mabini
4. World Literature: Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English
literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of
the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet's
Corner of Westminster Abbey. Who is this French poet who wrote
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables?
a. Answer: Victor Hugo
5. Psychology: In clinical psychology, a phobia is a type of anxiety
disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or
situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding,
typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being
recognized as irrational. In the event the phobia cannot be avoided
entirely, the sufferer will endure the situation or object with
marked distress and significant interference in social or
occupational activities. What do you fear if you have Alliumphobia?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Onion
Garlic
Tomato
Ghost

6. World History: On July 7, 2007, an organization announced a "new"


set of the Seven Wonders of the World based on online voting from
around the world. Which of these New Seven Wonders of the

World is the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political
and economic center of the Mayan civilization which can be found in
Yucatan, Mexico?
a. Answer: Pyramid at Chichen Itza
7. English: A figure of speech is a rhetorical device that achieves a
special effect by using words in distinctive ways. What figure of
speech is a statement that appears to contradict itself?
a. Answer: Paradox
8. Entertainment: It is an upcoming two-part West
End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on a story by author J.
K. Rowling, Thorne and director John Tiffany. This play is scheduled
to open in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London,England, and will
feature Rowling collaborating with an experienced team to bring the
production to the stage. The play is set nineteen years after the
conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and
follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee and his
youngest son Albus Severus Potter. What is the name of this play?
a. Answer: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
9. Astronomy: The largest known star is the VY Canis Majoris; a red hyper
giant star in the Canis Major constellation, located about 5,000 light-years
from Earth. University of Minnesota professor Roberta Humphreys
recently calculated its upper size at more than 1,540 times the size of the
Sun. The sun is the nearest star to the Earth. As of January 2014, what is
the nearest star to us after the sun, as seen by the Hubble Telescope?
a. Proxima Centauri, (4 light years from Earth)

10. General Science: It is an obscure term ostensibly referring to a


lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the
longest words in the English language. What word is this?
Answer: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Clincher:
1. Politics: Who is the only president of the Philippines that died in an accident?
a. Ramon Magsaysay
2. History: What is the first book published in the Philippines?
a. Doctrina Christiana
3. Mathematics: What do you call an angle which measures more than 90
degrees but less than 180 degrees?
a. Obtuse Angle
4. Geography: What do Americans call the Huang Ho, Chinas second-longest
river?
a. The Yellow river
5. History: Which Filipino Icon was nicknamed the Iron Butterfly?
a. Imelda Marcos