Philippine Independence Day Quiz
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Philippine Independence Day Quiz

Test your knowledge of Philippine history with this quiz about the country's independence from the United States on July 4, 1946. Explore the significance of this historic event and learn more about the Philippines' journey to sovereignty.

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Questions and Answers

When did the Philippines gain independence from the United States?

July 4, 1946

What was the significance of July 4th in the Philippines before 1946?

It was the United States' birthday

For how long was the Philippines a Spanish colony?

Over 300 years

What brought forth a more united anti-colonial movement in the Philippines in the nineteenth century?

<p>Nationalism</p> Signup and view all the answers

When did the United States withdraw its authority over the Philippines as colonizer?

<p>July 4, 1946</p> Signup and view all the answers

Negrito groups were the first inhabitants to settle in the prehistoric Philippines. By around 3000 BC, seafaring Austronesians, who form the majority of the current population, migrated southward from Taiwan. Scholars generally believe that these ethnic and social groups eventually developed into various settlements or polities with varying degrees of economic specialization, social stratification, and political organization. Some of these settlements (mostly those located on major river deltas) achieved such a scale of soci.

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Homo luzonensis, a species of archaic ______, was present on the island of Luzon at least 67,000 years ago. The earliest known anatomically modern human was from Tabon Caves in Palawan dating about 47,000 years.

<p>humans</p> Signup and view all the answers

The history of the ______ dates from the earliest hominin activity in the archipelago at least 709,000 years ago.

<p>Philippines</p> Signup and view all the answers

Historical developments in the ______

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By around 3000 BC, seafaring ______, who form the majority of the current population, migrated southward from Taiwan.

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Study Notes

Early Human Activity in the Philippines

  • Earliest hominin activity in the archipelago dates back at least 709,000 years
  • Homo luzonensis, an archaic human species, existed on Luzon at least 67,000 years ago
  • Earliest known anatomically modern human remains found in Tabon Caves, Palawan, dating back around 47,000 years

Early Inhabitants and Migration

  • Negrito groups were the first inhabitants to settle in the prehistoric Philippines
  • Around 3000 BC, Austronesians migrated southward from Taiwan, forming the majority of the current population

Development of Settlements and Societies

  • Ethnic and social groups developed into various settlements or polities
  • Settlements exhibited varying degrees of economic specialization, social stratification, and political organization
  • Some settlements, often located on major river deltas, achieved a significant scale of sociopolitical development

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