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14. What is the meaning of the acronym NAMFREL?
A. National Movement Free Election
B. National Citizen's Movement for free Elections
C. Non of the above
1. Which city is known as the “Walled City”
A. Malolos
B. Intramurous
C. Makati
15. What is the original name of LunetaPark?
A. LunetaPark
B. Bagumbayan
C. Pook Pasyalan
2. Which country occupied the Philippines during World War II?
A. German
B. America
C. Japan
16. What are the provinces that consist the acronym CALABARZON
(Name them)
A. Cagayan, Landusan,Baguio, Romblon, Quinaguitman
B. Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon
C. Capiz, Langob, Bohol, Rosario,Quirhat
3. Philippines Independence Day is celebrated on what date?
A. June 12
B. Dec 25
C. July 11
17. Mt Pinatubo is located in the province of Luzon at the
intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and
A. Pampanga
B. Lapaz
C. Nueva Ecija
4. The Bataan Death March took place in what year?
A. 1890
B. 1942
C. 1950
18. Where in Manila can you find the San Agustin Church?
A. Intramuros
B. Metro Manila
C. Batangas
5. Who was known as the "Hero of Tirad Pass"?
A. Gregorio Del Pilar
B. Andress Bonifacio
C. Dr. Jose Rizal
19. “Pahiyas” is a festival celebrated every May in which town in
Quezon province?
A. Luban
B. Laoag
C. Palawan
6. In what year did the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan
arrived in the shores of Philippines ?
A. 1521
B. 1420
C. 1621
20. What is the residence of the President of the Philippines
popularly called?
A. Presidential Palace
B. Malacañang Palace
C. White House
7. Mayon Volcano is located in which province?
A. Cagayan
B. Albay
C. Zambales
21. Where is the Philippines located?
a. South Asia
b. East Asia
c. Southeast Asia
d. Southwest Asia
22. What type of landmass is the Philippines?
a. Continent
b. Archipelago
c. Atoll
d. Island
23. The Philippines is the second largest island group in the world
after Indonesia. How many islands comprise the Philippines?
a. 7,007 islands
b. 7,170 islands
c. 7,017 islands
d. 7,107 islands
24. What do you call a person who comes from the Philippines?
a. Philippino
b. Philippine
c. Philippian
d. Filipino
25. What is the Spanish title of the national anthem of the
a. Marcha Filipina
b. Himno Nacional Filipina
c. Marcha Nacional Filipina
d. Patria Adorada
8. Who was the first Filipina to win the Miss International beauty title
A. Margarita Moran
B. Gloria Diaz
C. Gemma Cruz
9. Gloria Diaz won the Miss Universe contest in what year?
A. 1969
B. 1970
C. 1965
10. What pen name did Marcelo H del Pilar used in his writings?
A. Plaridel
B. Parker
C. Mongol
11. Which Filipino boxer is known for his nickname “Pac-Man”
A. Efren "batä" Reyes
B. Manny Pacquiao
C. Penalosa
12. Who said this immortal words “A Filipino is worth dying for” ?
A. Ninoy Aquino
B. Diosdado Macapagal
C. Emilio Jacinto
13. What is a fertilized duck egg called?
A. Balut
B. Tukneneng
26. Where was the first capital of the Philippines located?
a. Visayas
b. Luzon
c. Mindanao
d. Palawan
27. What islands were originally called "Las Islas Filipinas"
(Philippine Islands) before being adopted as the name of the entire
a. Cebu and Bohol
b. Leyte and Samar
c. Luzon and Visayas
d. Samar and Mindanao
28. What is the most northern province in the Philippines?
a. Ilocos Norte
b. Cagayan
c. Apayao
d. Batanes
29. How many island provinces are there in the Visayas archipelago?
a. 3
c. 7
d. 9
30. In Mindanao, what province has more volcanoes than towns?
a. Camiguin
b. Dinagat
c. Sulu
d. Basilan
31. Manila's airport is known as NAIA, what do the initials stand for?
a. National Associated International Airport
b. National Airport International Arrivals
c. Ninoy Aquino International Airport
d. Nori Aquino International Airport
32. What was former Philippines President Joseph Estrada's former
33. Former President's wife Imelda Marcos is famous for her passion
for what?
4Ice Cream
34. Which member of the Pussycat Dolls is half Filipino?
1Ashley Roberts
2Melody Thornton
3Nicole Scherzinger
4Jessica Sutta
35. What is the capital city of the Philippines?
2Cebu City
36. which year did Spain cede the Philippines to the USA for US$20
million dollars?
1 1850
2 1876
3 1898
4 1902
37. In 2011 what was the estimated population of the Philippines?
1 92 million
2 76 million
3 87 million
4 105 million
38. The Philippines has the 5th longest coastline in the world, how
long is it?
a. 123,409 miles
b. 221,478 miles
c. 317,894 miles
d. 422,549 miles
39. Which of the following is not a former US military base?
1 Fort Santiago
2 Camp MacArthur
3 Clark Air Base
4 US Naval Base Subic Bay
40. The Philippines' land mass of 115,830 square miles is closest to
which of these countries?
1 New Zealand
2 Ecuador
3 Italy
4 Poland
41. What is the Philippines' recognised language?
1 Cebuano
2 Ilokano
3 Waray-Waray
4 Tagalog
42. What religion do most Filipinos follow?
1 Roman Catholic
2 Buddist
3 Animism
4 Islam
43. Which American General uttered the words 'I shall return' in
Leyte in 1942?
1 General Eisenhower
2 General Patton
3 General MacArthur
4 General Stilwell
44. What is the unit of currency of the Philippines?
1 Dong
2 Baht
3 Peso
4 Philippine Dollar
45. What is the name of the Philippines' ubiquitous public transport
1 Tuk Tuk
2 Rickshaw
3 Trike
4 Jeepney
46. What is the approximate number of islands that comprise the
a. 6000 b. 7000 c. 8000 d. 9000
47. When did the Philippines become independent?
a. 04-Jul-76 b. 04-Jul-46 c. 14-Aug-47 d. 01-Jan-84
48. Which country had the Philippines as its colony from 1898 to
1946, except for some years during World War II?
a. Portugal b. USA c. UK d. Belgium
49. Which country occupied the Philppies during World War II?
a. Germany b. China c. Italy d. Japan
50. What is the term of the President of the Philippines?
a. Four years b. Five years c. Six years d. Seven years
51. Which country had the Philippines as its colony for more than 300
a. Spain b. Italy c. France d. England
52. Who of the following explorers arrived in the Philippines in 1521?
a. Christopher Columbus
b. Ferdinand Magellan
c. Vasco da Gama
d. James Cook
53. Which is the predominant religion of the Philippines?
a. Christianity b. Islam c. Buddhism d. Judaism
54. Which of the following languages is indigenous to the
a. Basque b. Catalan c. Galician d. Tagalog
55. Which of the following groups has the Philippines as its member?
The modern name for the country can trace its roots to the explorer
56. Ruy López de Villalobos. Who was he honouring when naming
the country in 1543?
b. Sisko Sea
c. Sulu Sea
d. Delenn Sea
a. Philip II of Macedon
b. Philip II of Spain
c. Philip II of France
d. Philip II of Portugal
65. Going underground now, this Philippine tourist attraction on the
island of Palawan was until 2007 considered the longest
underground river in the world. Featuring stalactites, stalagmites and
large chambers up to 2.5 million cubic metres in size, what type of
rock does the river pass through?
57. Following which directions would lead you to the Philippines?
a. Granite
b. Limestone
c. Sandstone
d. Slate
66. What other name is commonly used to refer to the Philippines?
a.North from Vietnam
b.East from Japan
c. South from Taiwan
d. West from Indonesia
58. The Philippines is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Which of the
following features are typical of this belt?
a. The Pearl of The Orient Seas
b. The Jewel of the Middle East
c. Land of the Morning Calm
d. Land of a Thousand Elephants
a. Tornadoes
b. Earthquakes
c. Monsoons
d. Tropical temperatures
67. What was the site of the first Christian mass in the Philippines?
a. Cebu
b. Limasawa or Masao or Mazzaua
c. Siquijor
d. Polilio
59. The Rice Terraces of the mountainous Cordilleras are the only
form of stone construction in the Philippines uninfluenced by colonial
cultures. What crop was grown before rice took over around 1600
68. Which is the longest river in the Philippines?
a. Taro
b. Maize
b. Potato
d. Wheat
a. Pasig
b. Cagayan
c. Agusan
d. Agno
60. Which term most accurately describes the native forests?
69. How many islands does the Philippines have?
a. over 7,000
b. Less than 200
c. around 5,000
d. around 3,000
70. What is the oldest city in the Philippines?
a. Manila
b. Cebu
c. Iloilo
d. Quezon
71. Which place is dubbed as "The Salad Bowl of the Philippines"?
a. Pangasinan
b. Manila
c. Benguet
d. Pampanga
72. Which city is the major manufacturer of sugar in the Philippines?
a. Iloilo
b. Bacolod
c. Dumaguete
d. Cebu
73. Which is the highest point in the Philippines?
a. Mt. Mayon
b. Mt. Apo
c. Mt. Pinatubo
d. Mt. Pulog
74. Most of the country's rice comes from what region?
a. Region X (Central Mindanao)
b. Region III (Central Luzon)
c. Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)
d. Region I (Ilocos Region)
a. Subtropical deciduous forest
b. Tropical rainforest
c. Sclerophyll woodland
d. Montane coniferous forest
61. Ninety kilometres north-west of the capital Manila can be found
Lake Pinatabu, possibly the country's deepest lake at 600 metres
depth. How was it formed?
a. Volcanic eruption
b. River erosion
c. By building a dam
d. Open-cast mining operations
62. Turning to energy, which renewable resource contributes the
most to the Philippine power network?
a. Geothermal
b. Solar
c. Wind
d. Hydro
63. The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are a collection of more than 1,250
cone-shaped limestone hills spread over some 50 square kilometres.
Why 'chocolate'?
a. The mounds turn brown during the dry season
b. After the Negrito ethnic groups inhabiting the area
c. Cocoa beans are grown on the hills
d. Deciduous trees turn the hills brown in winter
75. What is the deepest point in Philippine waters?
a. San Bernardino Strait
b. Sulu Sea
c. Philippine Deep
d. Manila Bay
64. Lending its name to a 'Star Trek' character, in which Philippine
sea can you find Tubbataha Reefs National Park?
a. Riker Sea