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Basic Philippine History

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16 questions
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How well do you know the history of the Phillippines?
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Choose the best answer!

2

Philippine Independence day is celebrated on what date?

June 12, 1898

July 12, 1889

July 12, 1898

June 12, 1889

Hard  31% got this right

It's a holiday where Filipinos celebrate Independence from Spain.
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12 random squares

What is the oldest city in the Philippines?

Cebu

Manila

Quezon

Tacloban

77% got this right

Cebu is the oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines, under Spanish rule for three centuries.
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Who was the first president of the Philippines?

Emilio Aguinaldo

Ferdinand Marcos

Manuel L. Quezon

Ramon Magsaysay

79% got this right

He became the first president of the Philippines in 1899.
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Who was the first woman to become a member of the Katipunan?

Gregoria de Jesus

Corazon Aquino

Leonor Rivera

Teodora Alonso

Hard  33% got this right

Gregoria de Jesús, wife of Bonifacio. Her codename was Lakambini (Princess)
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Who was the first female leader of the revolutionary movement against the Spanish colonizers?

Gabriela Silang

Corazon Aquino

Josefa Llanes Escoda

Melchora Aquino

69% got this right

She was a Filipino military leader and the female leader of the Ilocano independence movement from Spain.
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How old was Jose Rizal when he was executed?

35

33

34

36

Hard  25% got this right

December 30, 1896 (aged 35) Bagumbayan, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines, Spanish Empire.
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Kaya pa? Kaya mo yan! Pilipino ka e.

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During which battle with the warriors of Lapulapu was Ferdinand Magellan killed?

Battle of Mactan

Battle of Quinga

Battle of Tirad Pass

Battle of Yultong

Easy  87% got this right

The Battle of Mactan was a fierce clash fought in the Philippines on 27 April 1521.
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Who was the Filipino General who is known as the hero of Tirad Pass?

Gregorio del Pilar

Andres Bonifacio

General Douglas MacArthur

Heneral Luna

55% got this right

Based on the story of Gregorio del Pilar, Philippines' youngest military general and hero in the battle of Tirad Pass.
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Who was the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth?

Manuel L. Quezon

Jose P. Laurel

Manuel Roxas

Sergio Osmena

75% got this right

He is the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth established under U.S. tutelage in 1935.
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On which island in the Central Philippines was Jose Rizal exiled?

Dapitan, Zamboanga

Binan, Laguna

Calamba, Laguna

Intramuros, Manila

Hard  26% got this right

Throughout his 4-year exile in Dapitan, Rizal kept very busy employing all his talents.
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What was the name given to the first batch of teachers who arrived in the Philippines from the United States?

The Thomasites

The Augustinians

The Dominicans

The Franiscans

42% got this right

600 American teachers, known as Thomasites, arrived in the Philippines aboard the US Army Transport Thomas.
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Which country occupied the Philippines during World War II?

Japan

America

German

Spain

63% got this right

During World War II, Japan occupied the Philippines. This occupation lasted from 1942 to 1945.
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Arrange the following from oldest to latest according to the time of being proclaimed as President of the Philippines.

1.

Emilio Aguinaldo

2.

Manuel L. Quezon

3.

Ramon Magsaysay

4.

Ferdinand Marcos

Easy  89% got this right

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