Can You Answer These Tricky Pinoy Trivia Questions?

As a young kid, I loved watching shows like Digital LG Quiz and Battle of the Brains. I never became a contender in any of these quiz shows, but I learned a lot. It was like looking back to everything I learned–and didn’t learn–in grade school.

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Most items were general knowledge questions, things that some people consider useless and won’t help you get far in life. But believe it or not, it worked wonders for me. Thanks to these quiz shows, I became more curious and thirsty for knowledge. Such was its impact on me that even after college, I never stopped learning new things whether it’s in line with my job or anything related to my passion–Philippine history.

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I hope these trivia questions will make you realize that reading should be done for pleasure and that learning is a never-ending process regardless of the field you’re in. Also, make sure to share your score with your friends so we can turn this into an online Battle of the Brains!


pinoy trivia quiz

Can You Answer These 20 Tricky Pinoy Trivia Questions?

90% of Pinoys can’t answer these questions correctly. Are you smart enough?


pinoy trivia quiz 1

What is the LRT 2 station whose name is the Spanish word for purity?

A. Santolan
B. Anonas
C. Pureza


pinoy trivia quiz 2

Was ‘Goldilocks’ named after a famous fairy tale character?

A. Yes
B. No


pinoy trivia quiz 3

‘Batibot’ originated from an old Tagalog word which means “small but strong.”

A. True
B. False


pinoy trivia quiz 4

His paper on chemistry won him top prize while he was studying literature and chemistry at the University of Sto. Tomas. Who is this Filipino hero?

A. Antonio Luna
B. Marcelo H. Del Pilar


pinoy trivia quiz 5

Miriam Defensor-Santiago “almost” flunked the 1969 Bar Exams.

A. True
B. False


pinoy trivia quiz 6

The eruption Of Mt. Pinatubo changed the Earth’s climate.

A. True
B. False


pinoy trivia quiz 7

Who coined the name of the longest-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga!”?

A. Vic Sotto
B. Tito Sotto
C. Joey de Leon


pinoy trivia quiz 8

During WWII, these Filipinos became feared because of their treacherous behavior which included spying and selling out their own people. What was the name of their group?

B. Sakdalista Movement
C. Hukbalahap


pinoy trivia quiz 9

Fernando Poe Sr. was the real Oblation model.

A. True
B. There was no model for the Oblation
C. False


pinoy trivia quiz 10

President Elpidio Quirino was the first Filipino to ever appear on television.

A. False
B. True


pinoy trivia quiz 11

Gregorio del Pilar was the youngest general in Aguinaldo’s army.

A. True
B. False


pinoy trivia quiz 12

Who waved the flag during the Philippine independence proclamation in 1898?

A. Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista
B. Emilio Aguinaldo
C. Julian Felipe


pinoy trivia quiz 13

The iconic boy in the famous local milk brand ‘Alaska’ was based on a real person.

A. False
B. True


pinoy trivia quiz 14

What was the title of President Ramon Magsaysay’s campaign jingle?

A. Mambo Magsaysay
B. Magsaysay Is My Guy!


pinoy trivia quiz 15

This Filipino president topped the 1939 Bar Examinations (with near-perfect score) despite being in jail for 27 days. Who is he?

A. Diosdado Macapagal
B. Ferdinand Marcos
C. Carlos Garcia


pinoy trivia quiz 16

Who was the youngest First Lady of the Philippines?

A. Hilaria del Rosario-Aguinaldo
B. Imelda Romualdez-Marcos
C. Victoria Syquia Quirino


pinoy trivia quiz 17

She was a former commercial sex worker who admitted publicly in 1994 that she had HIV. Who is she?

A. Sarah Jane Salazar
B. Sarah Jane Balabagan
C. Dolzura Cortez


pinoy trivia quiz 18

Manny Pacquiao’s nickname “Pac-Man” was based on a Japanese arcade game of the same name.

A. True
B. False


pinoy trivia quiz 19

This is the earliest historical document in the country and also the only pre-Spanish document discovered so far.

A. Code of Kalantiaw
B. Laguna Copper Plate Inscription (LCI)


pinoy trivia quiz 20

Together with Gen. Fidel Ramos, this person helped oust Marcos in the 1986 bloodless revolution. Who is he?

A. Gregorio Honasan
B. Juan Ponce Enrile
C. Fabian Ver

Answer Key:

  1. C
  2. A
  3. A
  4. A
  5. A
  6. A
  7. C
  8. A
  9. C
  10. B
  11. B
  12. A
  13. A
  14. A
  15. B
  16. C
  17. A
  18. B
  19. B
  20. B
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