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Journey Through Philippine History Quiz

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15 questions
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Embark on a historical adventure with the "Journey Through Philippine History Quiz." Test your knowledge of the Philippines' rich and diverse past, from the pre-colonial marvels to modern political landscapes.
1
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What ancient script did the Philippines use before the arrival of the Spaniards?

Baybayin

Alibata

Kulitan

Tagalog

61% got this right

Baybayin is an ancient script used by various ethnic groups in the Philippines.
2
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Who is considered the first Filipino martyr for refusing to recognize Spanish authority?

Lapu-Lapu

Diego Silang

Jose Rizal

Marcelo H. del Pilar

45% got this right

Lapu-Lapu led the native forces in the Battle of Mactan in 1521, where Ferdinand Magellan met his end.
3
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What is the title of Jose Rizal's famous novel that exposed the abuses of Spanish friars?

Noli Me Tangere

Sa Aking Mga Kabata

El Filibusterismo

Mi Ultimo Adios

48% got this right

"Noli Me Tangere" translates to "Touch Me Not" in English.
4
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What color was used by the Katipunan to represent the secret society's initiation into the revolution?

Red

Blue

White

Yellow

Easy  87% got this right

The Katipunan used a secret code, and red was associated with membership initiation.
5
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Where did General Emilio Aguinaldo declare the independence of the Philippines in 1898?

Kawit, Cavite

Cebu City

Davao City

Manila City

77% got this right

The Philippine flag was raised, and the national anthem was played during the proclamation.
6
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Who was the Filipino leader during the resistance against the American forces in the Philippine-American War?

Emilio Aguinaldo

Andres Bonifacio

Antonio Luna

Apolinario Mabini

36% got this right

The conflict lasted from 1899 to 1902, resulting in the colonization of the Philippines by the United States
7
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Who was the first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines?

Manuel Quezon

Sergio Osmena

Emilio Aguinaldo

Manuel Roxas

59% got this right

The Commonwealth era marked a transitional period before full independence.
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What was the name of the puppet government established by the Japanese during World War II?

Second Philippine Republic

Malolos Republic

First Philippine Republic

Republic of the Philippines

Hard  17% got this right

The Japanese occupation lasted from 1942 to 1945.
9
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What landmark agreement paved the way for Philippine independence from the United States?

Tydings-McDuffie Act

Bell Trade Act

Jones Act

Treaty of Paris

Hard  34% got this right

The act was passed in 1934 and granted the Philippines independence after a transition period.
10
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In what year did Ferdinand Marcos declare Martial Law?

1972

1969

1975

1980

50% got this right

Martial Law lasted until 1981 and had significant political and social implications.
11
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What event in 1986 led to the ousting of President Ferdinand Marcos?

EDSA Revolution

Black Friday Protest

Manila Massacre

Martial Law Lifted

80% got this right

The peaceful revolution gained worldwide attention and admiration.
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Who was the first woman to become President of the Philippines?

Corazon Aquino

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Imelda Marcos

Leni Robredo

77% got this right

Corazon Aquino played a crucial role in the People Power Revolution.
13
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As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, who is the current President of the Philippines?

Rodrigo Duterte

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Leni Robredo

Manny Pacquiao

Easy  91% got this right

Rodrigo Duterte assumed office on June 30, 2016.
14

In what year did the Marawi Siege take place, involving clashes between government forces and militants?

2017

2015

2016

2018

Hard  23% got this right

The siege had significant implications for security and counter-terrorism efforts.
15

What law established the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)?

Bangsamoro Organic Law

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Act

Mindanao Peace Accord

Moro Islamic Liberation Front Law

35% got this right

The law aims to address the historical grievances of the Moro people.