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 PiƱa 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