Friday, December 2, 2011

Alpha Picture Quiz #3

Logo of what computer operating system?

Symbol of what religion?

What is the term for the decorative mark on the forehead traditionally worn by Hindu women?

New flag of what country?

Identify this British actress most famous as the White Witch in the Narnia film series.

From Arabic meaning "to move", what is the name of this board game played around the world?

Identify this Latin American liberator.

What is this water raising device named after an ancient thinker?

Identify this massive structure floating in space.

Who created this iconic election poster in 2008?

1. Android
 2. Zoroastrianism
3. Bindi
4. Libya
5. Tilda Swinton
6. Mancala
7. Simon Bolivar
8. Archimedes Screw
9. International Space Station
10.  Shepard Fairey

Friday, November 11, 2011

Alphaquiz # 12

Alphaquiz # 12

1. The Friedrich Method is the top choice of the majority players in solving what puzzle game?

2. As of date what is the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time?

3. The Capitalist Tool is the motto of which publishing and media company?

4. Who first translated and published the Qur'an into an English version in I649?

5. Which American singer, musician and record producer is dubbed as the "mother of hip hop"?

6. What first-person shooter video game features the voices of Sam Worthington, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman and Ice cube?

7. What multinational computer company was founded during an April Fools day in 1976?

8. What movie cast Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, and Owen Wilson together?

9. Swetambara and Digambara are the two main sects of what religion?

10. What is the only country in Africa that is NOT a memmber of the African Union?

11. Who starred as the lead role in a 2004 movie based on Marvel comics and in 2009 as the lead role in a movie based on DC Comics?

12. According to the Imperva study in 2010 what is the most commonly used computer password?

13. What is the name of the nerve located in the wrist is usually cut by someone who commited suicide?

14. The Borg-Warner Trophy is given to the winner of what prestigious competition?

15. What is the name of the Filipino baby chosen by the United Nations as the symbolic representation of the 7 billionth person born in the world in October 31, 2011?

16. What breed of cat is the famous Garfield?

17. Mount Obama is the highest peak of what island-nation?

18. Katy Perry provided the voice for the only female character in what 2011 3D family film?

19. Sándor Palace is the official residence of the president of what European country?

20. Which Catholic saint's feast coincides during Christmas day?


1. Rubik's Cube
2. 3 Idiots
3. Forbes
4. Alexander Ross
5. Slyvia Robinson
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops
7. Apple
8. Anchorman: The Legend of Roy Burgundy
9. Jainism
10. Morocco
11. Thomas Jane
12. 123456
13. Cubital vein
14. Indianapolis 500
15. Danica May Camacho
16. Tabby
17. Antigua and Barbuda
18. Smurfs
19. HUngary
20. St. Anastasia

Friday, September 2, 2011

Alphaquiz # 11

Alphaquiz # 11

1. What book written by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt has been dubbed by many as the "Communist Manifesto of the 21st Century"?

2. What dance, also a name of an active volcano, is a Mexican variation on the waltzes that German farmers brought to central Mexico in the 19th century?

3. Who was the only non-Swedish member of the supergroup ABBA?

4. Edward of Woodstock the son of Edward III was a military leader during the Battle of Crecy of Hundred Years' War is more commonly known under what name?

5. What 2000 film starring John Travolta won the Golden Raspberry Award for the WORST Film of the Decade?

6. Daniel Biasone, the founding owner of the Syracuse Nationals now known as the Philadelphia 76ers, introduced what mechanics in the rules of the NBA in 1954?

7. What is the title of the pioneering work by Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky in 1966 and considered as the first ever trivia book?

8. What song by Coldplay, was played on July 19, 2011 as a wake-up call to STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis marking the last ever wake-up call for a crew visiting the International Space Station from the Space Shuttle fleet?

9. Who is the only Pope honored by a Muslim nation in which a statute of him stands in the courtyard of St Esprit Cathedral, Istanbul Turkey?

10. Which British king due to his blood relation to nearly every other European monarch came to be known as the "uncle of Europe"?

11. What is the first capital city in the world to be declared as a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978?

12. Which famous psychologist won the Nobel Prize in 1904 for Physiology or Medicine for unrelated work on digestive secretions?

13. Saddam Hussein allegedly wrote a romance novel in 2000 that became the inspiration of the movie by Sacha Baron Cohen entitled The Dictator to be released next year, what is the title of the book?

14. Who is the patron saint of the internet in the Roman Catholic Church?

15. What is the name of the corporate headquarters of Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California?

16. Who, in 1999, was voted as the Norwegian of the century?

17. What 1916 film is considered to be the first ever movie sequel in history?

18. Which Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion against the U.S. military occupation became a symbol of resistance to United States domination?

19. What town/village in Germany was formerly divided by the Berlin wall?

20. Who is the only celebrity who had a role in Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean movies?


1. Empire
2. Tambora
3. Bjorn Ulvaeus
4. Black Prince
5. Battlefield Earth
6. 24 second shot clock
7. Trivia
8. Don't Panic
9. Benedict XV
10. Edward VII
11. Quito, Equador
12. Ivan Pavlov
13. Zabibah and the King
14. Isidore of Seville
15. Googleplex
16. Thor Heyerdahl
17. Fall of the Nation
18. Augusto César Sandino
19. Modlareuth
20. Keira Knightley

Friday, July 29, 2011

Alphaquiz # 10

Alphaquiz # 10

1. Which French biologist discovered the HIV virus and won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine?

2. Anna Marie is the real name of which X-MEN member?

3. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands is the book written by which stand-up comedienne and TV host?

4. Now on its 20th year what is the title of the U.S. magazine exclusively for lesbian?

5. What is the only chemical element named after a river?

6. Hans Sloane donated his collection that now became the foundation of what famous museum?

7. What is the shopping capital of Malaysia equivalent to Tokyo’s Ginza district and New York’s Fifth Avenue?

8. Who is the author of Men in Black graphic book where the movie franchise was based?

9. The movie Detroit Rock City features which heavy metal band?

10.Which Pope established the Inquisition to address the problem of heresy?

11. Literally means "carry mantle" what is a large traveling bag, and now a term for combination of meaning of two words?

12. What type of whiskey is made from a fermented mixture of hot water and grain mash containing at least 51 percent corn?

13. Which actor portrayed the comedian Peter Sellers in the movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers?

14. What is the name of the cemetery in Paris where Peter Abelard, Jim Morrison, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein was buried?

15. What is the fictional crime organization headed by M. Bison in Street Fighter?

16. Yersina Pestis bacterium caused what wide-ranging disease in human history?

17. What social networking website is owned and operated by Google Inc. and named after one of it's employees?

18. Teen idol River Phoenix died during the making of which movie?

19. What was the first sports in which women competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics?

20. "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" or "A Sleeping Dragon is Never to be Tickled" is the motto of which school?


1. Luc Montaginer
2. Rogue
3. Chelsea Handler
4. Curve Magazine
5. Rhenium
6. British Museum
7. Bukit Bintang
8. Lowell Cunningham
10. Gregory IX
11. Portmanteau
12. Bourbon
13. Geoffrey Rush
14. Père Lachaise Cemetery
15. Shadaloo
16. Bubonic plague
17. Orkut
18. Dark Blood
19. Tennis and Golf
20. Hogwarts

Friday, July 8, 2011

Alpha-picture quiz # 2

                                                 1.Identify the infamous logo of a group.
                                             HINT: Notorious high-tech group..

                                                   2. Identify the young actress.
                HINT: Australian actress starred in an "adventure" film with Jonny Depp

                                                 3. Identify the villains group name.
                                        HINT: From  a famous anime.

                                                            4. Identify the cello player.
                                                    HINT: His first name is a kind of a toy.

                                                             5. Identify the multi-tool.
                                             HINT:Originally called "Mr. Crunch" while in development.

                                                          6. Identify the UNESCO Heritage Site
                                               HINT: One of the five UNESCO Heritage Sites in Libya.

                                                             7. Identify the mobile game.
                                                     HINT: Developed by Rovio Mobile for Iphone

                                                           8. Identify the painting.
                                                HINT: Only sold painting of the artist during his lifetime.

                                                              9. Identify the car logo
                                                      HINT: Italian luxury car manufacturer

                                                               10. Identify the author
                                                  HINT: he is the sixth best selling author of all time
ANSWERS: 1. LulzSec 2. Mia Wasokowska 3. Nauto 4. Yoyo Ma 5. Leatherman Tool 6. Leptis Magna 7. Angry Birds 8. Red Vineyard 9. Maserati 10. Sydney Sheldon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alphaquiz # 9

Alphaquiz # 9

1. During the trap Chilean miners incident in 2010 one of the survivors is said to have requested A CD album of which musician?

2. 1601 California Avenue is the headquarters of which famous company?

3. Which Austrian quantum physicist is renowned for his successful quantum teleportation of photons?

4. Polish composer Frederic Chopin had an affair on which French novelist of the Romantic movement?

5. What is the name of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real-life professor that served as the prototype of Sherlock Holmes character?

6. In Greek mythology who is the goddess of rainbow that is also a name of a flower and part of the human body?

7. Known as "The Big Easy" which South African golfer was the second man in golf history after Jack Nicklaus to win two U.S. Opens before turning 28?

8. Who had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days?

9. Ob-la-di-ob-la-da is the tribal greeting of which African country?

10. What word is sometimes used in a general way to refer to treatments for health when herbal or natural would be more appropriate?

11. What song wherein Britney Spears, Kesha, and Nicki Menaj collaborated together?

12. Riksdag is the name of the parliament of which European country?

13. What medical facility is most typically associated with the treatment of tuberculosis?

14. Created by Enid Blyton what is the name of the little wooden boy character who lives in Toyland?

15. What is the sexualized representation of femininity and the opposite of the phallic symbol?

16. What is the second largest cut diamond in existence and is set in the British royal scepter?

17. In terms of revenues what is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company?

18. What strait seperates USA and Canada?

19. What was the title of the second Holyfield-Tyson boxing match and also a title of a William Faulkner novel?

20. What was the codename for US military operation to kill or capture Osama bin Laden on May 02, 2011?


1. Elvis Presley
2. Facebook
3. Anton Zeillinger
4. Gerog Sand
5. Dr. Joseph Bell
6. Iris
7. Ernie Els
8. Jeanne Clement
9. Nigeria
10. Homeopathy
11. "Till The World Ends
12. Sweden
13. Sanatorium
14. Noddy
15. Yonic Symbol
16. The Star of Africa
17. Vodafone
18. Juan de Fuca Strait
19. The Sound and The Fury
20. Operation Neptune Spear

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 WQC: The Mount Everest of Quizzing

              My performance at the recent 2011 World Quizzing Championship held at Murphy's Bar in Makati was a total improvement compare to the previous year. I was still able to summon prior knowledge I thought I already forgotten. Difficult questions that require global awareness is still beyond my radar, but I’m thoroughly surprise other contestants still can answer those correctly. It just shows that I still have to continue pushing beyond my current trivia quotient.

              I am proud to say that I am included in the top 40% of all who joined in the world quiz and rank # 9 in the Philippine leg. However, my total score against the overall winner of the competition in the world is like the distance between Hollywood and Amazon River. There are just so many things that I don’t know, that those contestants who scored higher than me knows.

              It’s like climbing the Mount Everest for the first time in history only to find out that some couple had just married there. You feel happy for the couple’s marriage but genuinely not for their conquest.

             Anyway, congratulations to Pat Gibson of England for topping this year’s World Quiz (score: 189), and to Leonardo Gapol (score: 112) for topping the Philippine leg.

           …and for those guys who wanted to be there but were not able to do so, and for you all who dig good trivia questions like no one else, here are few of the  questions from WQC 2011 for you to match wit with.

*The title songs for all three CSI series are remixes of songs performed by which English rock band? The songs are: “Who Are You” (CSI: Crime Scene Investigations), “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (CSI: Miami), and “Baba O’Riley” (CSI: NY)

*Which French monumental sculptor, born in Paris in 1875, is especially known for his statue ‘Christ the Redeemer’, one of the iconic landmarks of Rio de Janeiro?

*Christian Dior once described this couturier as “the master of us all.” Which Spanish-Basque designer (1875-1972) established a namesake fashion-house in 1914 that is now perhaps best known for luxury handbags?

*The 15 elements of the lanthanide group plus scandium and yttrium are collectively known by what name?

*What name, widely held to be of Turkish origin, was given to the rank of nobility just below the ruling princes in the Russian (and Romanian and Bulgarian) aristocracies from the 10th to 17th century?

*An edited version of which 2002 Gurinder Chadha film, starring Keira Knightley and Paminder Nagra, was, on 26 December 2010, the first Western-made film ever to be shown on North Korean television?

Sports & Games
*Which Italian, formerly playing for Benetton Treviso, became in 2006 the first ever European to be the first draft pick in the NBA, when he was selected by the Toronto Raptors?

*As of 2011, which country has largest Jewish population in the Middle East, other than Israel?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Alphaquiz # 8

Alphaquiz # 8

1. In philosophy the belief that human society is improving or can be improved thru conscious human effort is called what?

2. Who is the infamous living prisoner in Attica Correctional Facility in New York?

3. What is the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world located in Canada?

4. What game show title is taken from the musical High Society and sung by Cole Porter?

5. Which Chinese actor portrayed the philosopher Confucius in the movie with the same title in 2010?

6. What geometrical shape can be very close describe the shape of our planet Earth?

7. Michael Peter Balzary is the real name of which famous rock band guitarist?

8. Which Will Smith film is based on the novel written by Chris Gardner?

9. Reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian is engaged to which NBA player?

10. Named after its designers the high-speed Russian aircaft MiG stands for what?

11. What style of 18th-century painting and decorations is associated with King Louis XV of France and the painter Francois Boucher?

12. According to legend what is the name of the shepherd who found the infants Romulus and Remus- the twin of founded Rome?

13. Which literary English adventurer was popularized by the novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard?

14. What famous sport was invented by James Gibb in 1901?

15. Sicko a 2007 documentary focussing on the American health care system is directed by who?

16. Literally means "things beyond the dowry", what word originally means an item given to a wife by her new husband during their wedding day?

17. What famous diet plan was designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston?

18. New Horizons a NASA robotic spacecraft mission is currently en route to which member of the solar system?

19. Calico Jack - real name John Rackham was an English pirate most remembered for the design of which famous flag?

20. What medical or cosmetic surgery was invented by Dr. Giorgio Fischer in 1974?


1. Meliorism
2. Mark David Chapman
3. Manitoulin Island
4. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
5. Chow Yun Fat
6. Oblate Spheroid
7. Flea
8. The Pursuit of Happiness
9. Kim Humpries
10. Mikoyan and Gurevich
11. Rococo
12. Faustulus
13. Alan Quartermain
14. Table Tennis
15. Michael Moore
16. paraphernalia
17. South Beach Diet
18. Pluto
19. Jolly Roger
20. Liposuction

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alpha Picture Quiz # 1

1. Hint: Logo of widely-used technology.

2. Hint: Identify the car brand and it's record

3. Hint: On 2005 ranked 3rd by FORBES as most powerful women in the world

4. Hint: Identify the flower in Hong Kong flag
5. Hint: Contemporary best-selling author 

6. Hint: Competes with Wii and Playstation Move

7. Hint: Rewind and Fast-Forward sign

8. Hint: UNESCO heritage in Guatemala

9. Hint: "The Oracle of Omaha"

10. Hint: One of the oldest board games for two players


1. Bluetooth
2. Tata Nano, cheapest car in the world today
3. Yuliya Tymoshenko
4. Bauhinia Blakeana
5. Sthepenie Meyer
6. Xbox Kinect
7. Guillemets
8. Tikal National Park
9. Warren Buffett
10. Backgammon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Alphaquiz # 7 ANSWERS

Alphaquiz # 7


1. Telmex
2. Macedonia
3. Kandor
4. Foul LIne
5. Let The Bullets Fly
6. Macarel Scud
7. Brig Gen. Ramona Go
8. Renegade
9. Blackberry
10. Stephen Sommers
11. Snell's Law
12. Adan Ronquillo
13. Deutoronomy
14. Carmen Soo
15. Rosendo Sanchez
16. Goombas
17. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
18. Battle of Stirling Bridge
19. Luther Simijian
20. Ferrari

Alphaquiz # 7

Alphaquiz # 7

1. Carlos Slim Helu currently the richest man in the world according to FORBES is the CEO of which company?

2. In 2005 Which country became first in the world to have a country-wide Wi-Fi network coverage?

3. What was the name of the capital city of the fictional planet Krypton in the DC universe?

4. In bowling, what is the term for the line at which you must stop and throw your ball to make your shot?

5. Directed by Jiang Wen, what is the highest grossing domestic film in China?

6. What is the English word for the extremely common fish in Philippine called 'galunggong'?

7. Who is the first female ranking general of the Philippine Army?

8. What is the Secret Service code name of US President Barack Obama?

9. PlayBook is the name of the tablet computer of which tech company?

10. Who directed The Mummy, and The Mummy Returns movies?

11. What scientific law explains why your finger appears bent when placed in a glass of water?

12. What is the first ever movie produced by Star Cinema in 1993?

13. Which Old Testament book takes its name from Hebrew for "spoken words"?

14. Which Malaysian actress co-starred with Jericho Rosales in a 2008 prime time TV series Kahit Isang Saglit?

15. The Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire and currently the WBC and WBO Bantamweight World Champion had only one lost. Name the American boxer who defeated him.

16. What is the name of the iconic mushroom enemies in Super Mario video game?

17. Which Arab leader own the satellite television news network Al-Jazeera?

18. What battle for Scottish independence is depicted in Mel Gibson film Braveheart?

19. Which Armenian-American national famous for his invention of Automated Teller Machine or ATM?

20. Italy's top ace pilot Francesco Barraca's stallion emblem became the logo of which company?


Friday, April 29, 2011

Alphaquiz # 6

Alphaquiz # 6

1. Who was the principal author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations and won the 1968 Nobel Prize for Peace?

2. Who coined the word "quiz"?

3. Dubbed as the "Oscars of Porn" what is the award giving body for the industry of commercial pornography?

4. Around which autonomous country can you find the Lincoln Sea and McKinley Sea?

5. Satoshi Tajiri is the creator of which famous anime?

6. Who was credited for the inventon of the touch-screen technology?

7. Which heavyweight boxing champion ran as a Mayoral candidate in Ukraine in 2005?

8. What species of fish is commonly known in spa as "doctor fish"?

9. Which East German President ordered the construction of Berlin Wall in 1961?

10. In food, what Chinese dish is supposed to be cut in exactly 108 pieces and serve in 3 separate courses?

11. Who was the frontman of the now defunct Pinoy alternative band Sugarfree?

12. Which cookbook author and television host owned the Au Bon Vivant, reputedly the first restaurant in Manila to offer authentic French cuisine?

13. Which American actor co-starred with Iza Calzado in Yam Laranas' film The Echo?

14. The National Basketball Association (NBA) logo was modelled after which real life player?

15. Which Hollywood actor was the ex-husband of Canadian singer and songwriter Alanis Morrisette?

16. What Philippine island is also known as "The Rock"?

17. Who benefitted the first all-Filipio team of doctors succesful liver transplant in the Philippines?

18. What is the name of the paper clip cartoon Office Assistant of Microsoft?

19. Who is cradited as the inventor of flashlight and lated founded Eveready company?

20. Who sculpted the original Oscar statuette designed by Cedric Gibbons?



1. Rene Cassin
2. James Daly
3. AVN Awards
4. Greenland
5. Pokemon
6. Dr. Samuel Hurst
7. Vitali Klitschko
8. Kangal Fish
9. Walter Ulbricht
10. Beijing Duck
11. Ebe Dancel
12. Nora Daza
13. Jesse Bradford
14. Jerry West
15. Ryan Reynolds
16. Corregidor
17. Catherine Erica Buenaventura
18. Clippy
19. Conrad Hubert
20. George Stanley

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alphaquiz # 5

Alphaquiz # 5

1. Which Soviet Marshall repulsed the Nazi invasion of the USSR (1941-44) and later personally oversaw the final assault on Berlin?

2. What is the title of J.K. Rowling's children story book intended as a supplement to the Harry Potter series in 2008?

3. Who was the Filipino martial artist student of Bruce Lee and instructor of Chuck Norris among others?

4. Emperador was the best selling brandy in the world in which year?

5. Who is the first Filipino-American head coach in the NBA presently coaching the Miami Heat?

6. What is the name of the first ever cloned horse?

7. In mathematics, who originated the symbols > and < for “greater than” and “less than”?

8. Who portrayed Mozart in the 1984 Milos Forman's winning film Amadeus?

9. Designed by Peter Scot co-founder of the World Wild Fund of the Earth, what is the name of the panda logo of WWF?

10. In food technology, what does N.A.P.A. mean?

11. Which French artist painted the Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Girl With a Watering Can?

12. In tennis, who was the first player to wear tennis shorts during a game?

13. Who founded the FHM magazine?

14. Pete's Super Submarines was the original name of which international food chain company?

15. Name the Mongol chief  who confer the title of Dalai Lama to Sonam Gyatso leader of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect,in 1578.

16. Who was the first National Artist for Literature of the Philippines awarded in 1973?

17. What is the name of the tallest statue in the world depicting Vairocana Buddha located in Henan, China?

18. What legendary reptile, said to have been hatched by a serpent from a rooster's egg, whose look or breath was supposed to kill anyone?

19. To which of the Olympian gods was the Parthenon dedicated?

20. Dilma Rousseff was the first woman elected President of which country?


1. Georgy Zhukov
2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3. Dan Inosanto
4. 2006
5. Erik Spoelstra
6. Promethea
7. Thomas Harriot
8. Tom Hulce
9. Chi Chi
10. No Artificial Preservatives Added
11. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
12. Bunny Austin
13. Chris Astridge
14. Subway
15. Altan Khan
16. Jose Garcia Villa
17. Spring Temple Buddha
18. Basilisk
19. Athena
20. Brazil

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Alphaquiz # 4

Alphaquiz # 4

1. Who was the chief architect of Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world to date?

2. What is the title of the HORROR film starring Maria Ozawa released in 2009?

3. What song co-written by Lady Gaga was included as a bonus track on Britney Spears' album Circus?

4. Who was the only British Governor of Manila during the British occupation of the Seven Years' War from 1762-1764?

5. What is the international name of typhoon Ondoy?

6. What essential vitamin was discovered by Christian Eijkman in 1929?

7. A Band Apart is the production company of which famous actor-director?

8. The film Starship Troopers was based on the novel written by who?

9. Aside from Ireland St. Patrick is the patron saint of which country?

10. "Houston, we've had a problem here" was uttered by which Apollo XIII astronaut?

11. Who is the Filipina-Mexican best known for being an Octagon girl for the UFC?

12. Which Dominican friar founded the University of Sto Thomas in 1611?

13. Who sung the original version of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" popularize by Madonna?

14. What synthetic fiber is mostly used in cigarette filters?

15. What is the name of the first Pinoy Big Brother grand winner?

16. C.D.O. brand is known for their corned beef products and other food varieties. But what is the name of the owner which is also what the acronym stands for?

17. In Marvel universe, what experimental metal was used to construct Captain America's shield?

18. What is the largest lake in the Philippines?

19. Which city in Austria hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics?

20. Who invented the Blackberry mobile phone?


1. Adrian Smith
2. Invitation Only
3. Quicksand
4. Dawsonne Drake
5. Ketsana
6. Vitamin B
7. Quentin Tarantino
8. Robert Heinlein
9. Nigeria
10. Jack Swigert
11. Arianny Celeste
12. Miguel de Benavides
13. Julie Covington
14. Cellulose acetate
15. Nene Tamayo
16. Corazon Dayro Ong
17. Vibranium-iron alloy
18. Laguna De Bay
19. Innsbruck
20. Mike Lazaridis

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alphaquiz # 3

It's official my alter-ego already got a Facebook account. Feel free to add him up

Alphaquiz # 3

1. The Gregorian calendar used worldwide today was the brainchild of which German mathematician adopted in 1582?

2. What kind of nut is native to Australia?

3. Who translated the first Bible into Philippine language in 1901?

4. Who sculpted the Our Lady of Edsa Shrine our national symbol of democracy?

5. Who choreographed those amazing, lighter-than-air martial art scenes in Matrix trilogy, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Kill Bill movies?

6. In Norse mythology, the first man and woman was created from what kind of tree?

7. Who had the honor of having the most win, total of 26, in the history of Oscar awards?

8. What is Ajinomoto literally means in English?

9. Inside which building in Makati was the first Fitness First club established in 2001?

10. What is the name of Cebu province between the 13th and 16th century?

11. Which Hollywood actress married to Matthew Broderick was a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States?

12. What is the biggest size of Starbucks coffee larger than Venti?

13. What 9 letter word means fake or fraud and goes back to a name for person from Correto, Italy?

14. Who created the graphic novel Hellboy where the film with the same title was based?

15. The pop group Aqua originated from which European country?

16. Which TV, radio, and podcast personality claim to fame as the "Philippine Genius"?

17. What is the capital of Sarangani province?

18. Who was the first female Philippine senator?

19. Who was charged as guilty of abducting and killing of Charles Lindbergh's 19-month-old son in the trial dubbed as the Crime of the 20th Century?

20. Which actor play the role of R2 D2 in Star Wars movies?


1. Christpher Clavius
2. macadamia
3. Pascual Poblete
4. Virginia Ty-Navarro
5. Yuen Woo-ping
6. Ash tree
7. Walt Disney
8. Essence of Taste
9. Robinsons Summit Center
10. Zubu (or Sugbo)
11. Sarah Jessica Parker
12. Trenta
13. charlatan
14. Mike Mignola
15. Denmark
16. Mo Twister
17. Alabel
18. Geronima Pecson
19. Bruno Hauptman
20. Kenny Baker

Monday, February 14, 2011

alphaquiz # 2

It was an awesome week for me this time. (Aside from the usual plenty of sleep) My quiz team won for two straight times now against the season winner on our regular trivia quiz at Luneta park every Saturday night. Though very stressful at times, since the second half of the game is Jeopardy type kind of game. In the end we successfully pulled it out. The second reason, which a little trivial, (no pun intended) is because I was finally able to finish Devil May Cry 4 action PC game. Mission 20 complete. Trivial?? I told you.

alphaquiz # 2

1. What according to Stephen Hawking in his 2010 book The Grand Design may be the ultimate theory of the universe?

2. In a regular billiard, what is the color of the nine-ball?

3. Which Hollywood actor narrated the documentary film Inside Job about the global financial crisis of 2008?

4. Who is the Filipina fashion designer famous for using Piña fiber and other exotic materials in her works, and nicknamed the "Grand Dame of Philippine Fashion"?

5. The colorful feast of Pahiyas Festival is celebrated where in the Philippine?

6. What is the only film of the influential Philippine band Eraserheads in which they play as themselves?

7. Who is the only woman buried next to the tomb of Pope John Paul II inside the basilica of the vatican City?

8. Which British actor portrayed Peter Pettigrew in Harry Potter series, and Winston Churchill in The King's Speech?

9. What is the international gathering of delegates from many countries after WWII that established the Internation Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank?

10. The :-) or smiley emoticon was originated by who in 1982?

11. What is the code name of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law plan leaked by Benigno Aquino Jr.?

12. Who officially led the Katipunan faction of Magdalo in Cavite in 1896?

13. With 18,996 points who holds the record of PBA's all-time scoring leader?

14. What word is define as "an introductory paragraph in an article, printed in larger or bolder type or in capitals, which summarizes the article"?

15. Who is the American socialite with Paris Hilton in their infamous night-visioned sex tape in 2003?

16. What is the title of Robert Frost's poem that he personally recited at JFK's presidential inagauration?

17. "We open governments" is the slogan of which website?

18. What branch of mathematics literally means "pebble" or "stone"?

19. What is the only known bear in the South America?

20. What is the nationality of the pop superstar Justin Bieber?


1. M-theory
2. Yellow and White
3. Matt Damon
4. Patis Tesoro
5. Lucban, Quezon
6. Run Barbi Run
7. Queen Christina of Sweden
8. Timothy Spall
9. Bretton Woods conference
10. Scott Fahlman
11. Oplan Sagittarius
12. Baldomero Aguinaldo
13. Ramon Fernandez
14. standfirst
15. Rick Salomon
16. The Gift Outright
17. WikiLeaks
18. calculus
19. spectacled bear
20. Canadian

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

alphaquiz # 1

I decided to create this blog when I search the net and found out that there are actually lots of quiz blogs and sites that provides questions of general interest and relating to their own country or what's happening to their local pub quiz scene. Most I observe are from U.K., India, and U.S.A. This blog fills the void for us Filipino quizzers.

Set of questions here is a mixed bag of "foreign" and local general information that will surely thrill those who know the answers, but will frustrate those who don't. Nonetheless, it will be an FYI-ish experience for everyone. So without any further ado welcome to my first quiz.

alphaquiz # 1

1. In Wikipedia, what term is given to the process of resolving the conflicts when a single term has more than one definition?

2. The world famous Boracay beach island is under the administrative control of which Philippine province?

3. Who invented the stapler in 1866?

4. What is the name of the official residence of the U.S. Vice President?

5. Who provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story movies?

6. H5N1 disease is more commonly known as what?

7. Before it was transferred at Bagumbayan (later Rizal Park), where was the remains of Jose Rizal buried after his execution?

8. What is the first animated film to be nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film?

9. What annual award is often considered as Asia's Nobel Prize named after one of the Philippine presidents?

10. Who is the titular character in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings?

11. What is the name of the South Korean talent show where Charice Pempengco was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres via You Tube in 2007?

12. Game of the Generals was invented by a Filipino in 1970. Who is he?

13. What is the name of the ruling dynasty of Thailand since 1782 until now?

14. In audio-video technology, what does MPEG means?

15. Who is the first and only Filipino boxer who defeated Manny Pacquaio by K.O. in his early professional boxing career?

16. Who created The Walking Man 1, which in late 2010 became the most expensive sculpture ever sold?

17. "On a Friday" was the former name of which British band referring to their usual rehearsal day in the school's music room in 1985?

18. Who is the Indian physician who popularize the Laughter Yoga in his 2002 book Laugh For No Reason?

19. Who is the only witness and the only non-priest ever summoned by the Vatican as a Devil's Advocate against Mother Teresa's beatification and canonization process in 1997?

20. Who is the final boss and the ruler of the zombies in the Pop Cap game Plants Vs. Zombies?


1. Disambiguation
2. Aklan
3. George McGill
4. Number One Observatory Cirle
5. Tim Allen
6. Avian Flu
7. Paco Cemetery (Park)
8. Waltz With Bashir
9. Ramon Magsaysay Award
10. Sauron
11. Star King
12. Sofronio Pasola
13. Chakri Dynasty
14. Moving Picture Experts Group
15. Rustico Torrecampo
16. Alberto Giacometti
17. Radiohead
18. Madan Kataria
19. Christopher Hitchens
20. Dr. Zomboss