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How well do you know about the Philippines' History and culture? Play this quiz and see. The philippine is a country with rich biodiversity, cultures, and History. The quiz covers various aspects of Philippine culture and History. Do you know what the earliest form of writing in the Philippines is? Which European power ruled the Philippines. This quiz has answers to all that and much more. If you like this quiz, share it with your friends.


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  • 1. 

    What is considered the earliest form of writing in the Philippines?

    • A.

      Kuhitan

    • B.

      Buhid

    • C.

      Baybayin

    • D.

      Tagbanua

    Correct Answer
    C. Baybayin
    Explanation
    Baybayin is considered the earliest form of writing in the Philippines. It is a pre-colonial script that was used by the ancient Filipinos to record important information such as laws, literature, and historical accounts. The script consists of characters that represent syllables, and it was written on various materials such as bamboo, palm leaves, and bark cloth. Baybayin was widely used before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, and it is still being studied and preserved by scholars and enthusiasts today.

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  • 2. 

    Where was Rizal's novel 'Noli Mi Tangere' published?

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Manila

    • C.

      Berlin

    • D.

      Tokyo

    Correct Answer
    C. Berlin
    Explanation
    Rizal's novel 'Noli Mi Tangere' was published in Berlin.

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  • 3. 

     Who created the designs for the Philippine national flag?

    • A.

      Emilio Aguinaldo

    • B.

      Marcella Agoncillo

    • C.

      Gabriella Silang

    • D.

      Tandang Sora

    Correct Answer
    A. Emilio Aguinaldo
    Explanation
    Emilio Aguinaldo is the correct answer because he was the one who commissioned the design of the Philippine national flag. He tasked Marcela Agoncillo, a Filipina seamstress, to create the flag based on his specifications. Aguinaldo wanted a flag that symbolized the country's fight for independence from Spanish colonial rule. Agoncillo, along with her daughter and a family friend, hand-sewed the flag in Hong Kong, where Aguinaldo was in exile at the time. The flag was then brought back to the Philippines and unfurled for the first time on June 12, 1898, when the country declared its independence.

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  • 4. 

    For how many years did Spanish rule last in the Philippines?

    • A.

      250

    • B.

      333

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      350

    Correct Answer
    B. 333
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 333. This is because Spanish rule in the Philippines lasted for approximately 333 years, from 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the archipelago, to 1898 when the Philippines declared independence from Spain. During this period, the Spanish established colonial rule and introduced their language, religion, and culture to the Filipino people. The Spanish rule had a significant impact on the country's history, society, and identity.

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  • 5. 

     Who led the longest revolt in the Philippines during the Spanish times?

    • A.

      Antonio Luna

    • B.

      Francisco Dagohoy

    • C.

      Andres Bonifacio

    • D.

      Marcelo Del Pilar

    Correct Answer
    B. Francisco Dagohoy
    Explanation
    Francisco Dagohoy led the longest revolt in the Philippines during the Spanish times. He was a Boholano leader who started the rebellion in 1744 and it lasted for 85 years, making it the longest uprising against Spanish colonial rule. Dagohoy's revolt was fueled by grievances against Spanish authorities, particularly the abuse of power and forced labor. His leadership and determination allowed the revolt to endure for several generations, making it a significant event in Philippine history.

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  • 6. 

    When did Dr. Jose Rizal die?

    • A.

      30 December, 1896

    • B.

      30 December, 1500

    • C.

      30 December, 1890

    • D.

      30 December, 1981

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 December, 1896
    Explanation
    Dr. Jose Rizal died on 30 December, 1896.

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  • 7. 

     Who is generally acknowledged as the first President of the Philippines?

    • A.

      Ninoy Aquino

    • B.

      Rodrigo Duterte

    • C.

      Apolinario Mabini

    • D.

      Emilio Aguinaldo

    Correct Answer
    D. Emilio Aguinaldo
    Explanation
    Emilio Aguinaldo is generally acknowledged as the first President of the Philippines. He played a significant role in the country's struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. Aguinaldo led the revolutionary forces and declared Philippine independence on June 12, 1898. He served as the President of the First Philippine Republic from 1899 to 1901. Aguinaldo's leadership and contributions to the Philippine revolution make him widely recognized as the first President of the Philippines.

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  • 8. 

    From which language is the Filipino vernacular largely derived?

    • A.

      Visaya

    • B.

      Tagalog

    • C.

      Tausag

    • D.

      Kapampangan

    Correct Answer
    B. Tagalog
    Explanation
    The Filipino vernacular is largely derived from Tagalog. Tagalog is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines and serves as the basis for the national language, Filipino. It is widely used in the capital region and surrounding areas. The influence of Tagalog can be seen in the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of Filipino, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 9. 

     Who is the current president of the Philippines?

    • A.

      Joseph Estrada

    • B.

      Bong Go

    • C.

      Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr.

    • D.

      Bato dela Rosa

    Correct Answer
    C. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr.
    Explanation
    The current president of the Philippines is Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr. This answer is correct because Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the son of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and is currently a prominent political figure in the country. He has been involved in various political positions and has expressed his intention to run for the presidency in the future.

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  • 10. 

    What place in the Philippines is also known as the "walled city"?

    • A.

      Vigan

    • B.

      Luneta

    • C.

      Intramuros

    • D.

      Taguig

    Correct Answer
    C. Intramuros
    Explanation
    Intramuros is the correct answer because it is a historic walled area within the city of Manila in the Philippines. It was built during the Spanish colonial period and served as the center of political, religious, and military power. The name "Intramuros" literally means "within the walls" in Latin, highlighting its distinctive feature of being surrounded by thick stone walls. Today, Intramuros is a popular tourist destination known for its well-preserved Spanish-era architecture and historical significance.

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