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12th - China ranks number one and India is number two.According to statistics gathered in 2010, where do the Philippines rank in terms of population?

       a. 4th
       b. 12th
       c. 27th
       d. 63rd


Monkeys - This bird is often referred to as the Monkey-eating Eagle.What kind of mammal does the Philippine Eagle like to eat?

       a. Bats
       b. Monkeys
       c. Rats
       d. Cats


Birth rate - Their birth rate is 24.5 per 1000 persons in any given year.According to research done in 2010, which of these areas is the Philippines ranked number one in Asia for?

       a. Economic growth
       b. Birth rate
       c. Aging population
       d. Exports


Manila - Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia.What is the capital of the Philippines?

       a. Kuala Lampur
       b. Manila
       c. Taipei
       d. Seoul


23 - Mount Bulusan is one of the most active volcanoes on the Islands.Approximately how many active volcanoes are located in the Philippines?

       a. 23
       b. 0
       c. 48
       d. 32


7,107 - The total land area of the Philippines is about 22, 549 miles squared. How many islands make-up the Philippines?

       a. 7,107
       b. 2, 389
       c. 632
       d. 5, 648


Mount Apo - Mount Apo is 9,692 feet above sea level.What is the highest Mountain in the Philippines?

       a. Mount Isarog
       b. Mount Apo
       c. Mount Busa
       d. Latukan


The United States - This action was done after the Spanish-American War.In 1898, Spain granted the Philippines to which nation?

       a. France
       b. The United States
       c. England
       d. Holland


Archipelago - An archipelago is a group of islands.Which geographical term best describes the Philippines?

       a. Delta
       b. Peninsula
       c. Archipelago
       d. Strata


Tamaraw - This animal is a member of the Bovidae family. Currently, it is an endangered animal.Which of these creatures is indigenous to the Philippines?

       a. Duikers
       b. Gnu
       c. Tamaraw
       d. Gaur


Cagayan River - The Cagayan River is also called the Rio Grande de Cagayan.What is the longest river in the Philippines?

       a. Tarlac River
       b. Cagayan River
       c. Morong River
       d. Wawa River


Binturong - The animals are also called the Palawan Bearcat.Which of these is another name for the Asian Bear Cat found on the Philippine Islands?

       a. Garnet Pitta
       b. Pipit
       c. Binturong
       d. Tahr


Luzon - This island is approximately 105, 000 km squared. The second largest island is Mindanao.What is the largest island in the Philippines?

       a. Mindoro
       b. Luzon
       c. Visayas
       d. Negros


The Philippine Sea - The South China Sea is off the West coast.Which Sea is on the East coast of the Philippines?

       a. The Timor Sea
       b. The South China Sea
       c. The Philippine Sea
       d. The Java Sea


One third - The Philippines are officially known as the Republic of the Philippines.Approximately how many of the Philippine islands are inhabited?

       a. Half
       b. One third
       c. A quarter
       d. One sixth


English - The Philippines has two official languages. English and Filipino. Which of these is an official language of the Philippines?

       a. Spanish
       b. English
       c. French
       d. Japanese


An earthquake - The Luzon earthquake measured a 7.8. What disaster caused the death of 1, 621 people in the Philippines in 1990?

       a. A hurricane
       b. A Tsunami
       c. An earthquake
       d. A volcano eruption


Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand arrived on the islands in 1521.Who was the first westerner to land on the Philippine Islands?

       a. Ferdinand Magellan
       b. James Cook
       c. Christopher Columbus
       d. Sebastian Cabot


Spain - The Islands were governed directly by Madrid for many years. Which European nation claimed the Philippines in 1521?

       a. France
       b. Spain
       c. Portugal
       d. England


1946 - Manuel Roxas was the First President of the Independent Third Republic of the Philippines.When did the Philippines gain independence?

       a. 1946
       b. 1882
       c. 1974
       d. 1956



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