PUP Entrance Test Reviewer - History, Literature, and General Knowledge

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In Dante's Inferno, the inscription on the Gates of Hell is?

False

South Korea and North Korea are separated at the?

False

Miriam Defensor Santiago lost to Fidel Ramos in the 1992 Philippine presidential election. (True/False)

True

Miriam Defensor Santiago won the 1992 Philippine presidential election.

False

The Catcher in the Rye was written by John Steinbeck.

False

The USSR was the first nation to launch a satellite in a manned spacecraft.

True

Chinese Taipei is the official name of Taiwan.

False

UP Fighting Maroons won the UAAP season 84 men's basketball championship by defeating De La Salle University.

False

Which part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell guided by Virgil?

Inferno

What marks the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that straddles the border of South Korea and North Korea?

The 38th parallel

Who won the 1992 Philippine presidential election?

Fidel Ramos

Which writer penned the classic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'?

J.D. Salinger

Which university won the UAAP season 84 men's basketball championship by defeating De La Salle University?

University of the Philippines

Who was the winner of the 1992 Philippine presidential election?

Fidel Ramos

What is the name of Taiwan's official government?

Republic of China (ROC)

Who wrote the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'?

J.D. Salinger

Which song was the number one single in Apple Music's Year in 2021 charts?

'Dynamite' by BTS

Where was the Ottoman Empire founded?

Anatolia

Study Notes

  • The text is a transcript from a video by a YouTube channel called "Review Central" which is a review channel for students preparing for college entrance exams, specifically the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) entrance test or Pub set.
  • The video features a reviewer with 10 questions modeled on actual questions from previous PUP exams.
  • Question 1: In Dante's Inferno, the inscription on the Gates of Hell is "Abandon all hope ye who enter here."
  • Question 1 answer: Inferno is the first part of Italian writer Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy, published in 1308. The Inferno describes Dante's journey through Hell guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. The Gate of Hell bears the inscription "Abandon all hope ye who enter here," most frequently translated as "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
  • Question 2: South Korea and North Korea are separated at the 38th parallel.
  • Question 2 answer: South Korea and North Korea took different paths following the end of the Korean War in 1953, and the 38th parallel marks the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that straddles the border of the two countries.
  • Question 3: In the 1992 Philippine presidential election, Miriam Defensor Santiago lost to Fidel Ramos.
  • Question 3 answer: Fidel Ramos, a retired general from the Philippines Military Academy, narrowly defeated Miriam Defensor Santiago of the People's Reform Party in the 1992 Philippine presidential election. Ramos got the lowest plurality in Philippine electoral history.
  • Question 4: The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D Salinger.
  • Question 4 answer: The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D Salinger and published in 1951. The novel details two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from Prep School.
  • Question 5: The first nation to launch a satellite in a manned spacecraft was the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
  • Question 5 answer: The Soviet Union was the first nation to launch a satellite in a manned spacecraft, achieving other space milestones ahead of the United States. The first artificial satellite to orbit Earth is the Sputnik, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957.
  • Question 6: The number one single in Apple Music's Year in 2021 charts was "Dynamite" by BTS.
  • Question 6 answer: "Dynamite" by BTS was the number one single in Apple Music's Year in 2021 charts. Olivia Rodrigo's "driver's license" was the runner-up, and "peaches" by Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar and Giveon was at number six.
  • Question 7: Taiwan's official name is the Republic of China (ROC).
  • Question 7 answer: The official name of Taiwan is the Republic of China. Taiwan views itself as the legitimate government for all of China, while the People's Republic of China (PRC) asserts that Taiwan is a province of China. Neither Taiwan nor the PRC recognizes each other politically. Chinese Taipei is the term used for groups or delegations representing the ROC in international organizations and tournaments.
  • Question 8: Up Fighting Maroons won the UAAP season 84 men's basketball championship.
  • Question 8 answer: The UP Fighting Maroons won the UAAP season 84 basketball tournament, defeating the Ateneo Blue Eagles in overtime, 72-69.
  • Question 9: When a human is infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), warts may occur.
  • Question 9 answer: Some people find out they have HPV when they get genital warts, but most people with HPV do not have symptoms or health problems from it.
  • Question 10: The Ottoman Empire had its beginnings in Anatolia.
  • Question 10 answer: The Ottoman Empire was founded in Anatolia, the location of modern-day Turkey. The Ottoman Dynasty expanded its reign early on through extensive conquests and later captured Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Prepare for the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) entrance test with this review featuring 10 questions modeled on actual questions from previous PUP exams. Test your knowledge of history, literature, politics, and general knowledge with this insightful quiz.

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