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Singapore Short Stories

50 Questions  I  By BlueSparks
Singapore Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz is to assist students to recall the basic information covered in the five selected stories throughout the semester from the SINGAPORE SHORT STORIES by Robert Yeo. The stories are: (1) Checkmate by Ong Choo Suat (2) The Glass Cage by Ong Choo Suat (3) The Jade Pendant by Catherine Lim (4) The Taximan’s Story by Catherine Lim (5) The Tiger by S. Rajaratnam

  
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1.  "she would rush to office at 9 a.m., come back for a quick change at 5.30 p.m. before rushing out for the evening." Who is this person?
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2.  How old is Gim Chye?
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3.  Mrs Ooi is seen as an ambitious woman. Which of these statements is NOT TRUE?
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4.  Mr Ooi is NOT…
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5.  Mr Ooi could not communicate with his son, Gim Chye because…
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6.  What is NOT TRUE about Ah Chun?
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7.  What was Gim Chye’s favourite story of Ah Chun’s childhood days in China?
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8.  “Crash! There was the sound of upset crockery, followed immediately by a fast accelerating dribble of tea as it drained onto the floor.” (page 73) What happened?
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9.  What were Mrs Ooi’s feelings towards Gim Chye? Select the sentence that is NOT TRUE.
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10.  “Something under the bed…’ Then he maintained with disconcerting vagueness: ‘It will get at me if I get into the bed…’ (page 74) Who came to Gim Chye’s rescue?
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11.  How long had Ah Sun been taking care of Seng Chooi?
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12.  Where was Seng Chooi’s room?
13.  When Seng Chooi woke up, what was the first thing he did?
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14.  Seng Chooi did not go outdoors camping or cycling with his friends eventually because…
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15.  What is Ah Sun’s main role in the house?
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16.  Why was Rexie the dog kept in the enclosure in the garden?
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17.  What is NOT inside the glass cage?
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18.  “How many times do I have to tell you to do this simple thing? Even a child could do this…” (page 95) What happened?
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19.  “Father, quite shaken by the violence, tried to shout but his voice became ineffectually soft: ‘Don’t you dare do such a thing again or I’ll kick you out of the house. Don’t you have any respect for your mother?’” (page 98) Why did Seng Chooi’s father said that?
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20.  Why did Seng Chooi’s sister came to visit?
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21.  Which is NOT a feature of the jade pendant?
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22.  At the beginning of the story, the jade pendant was in the hands of…
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23.  Mrs Khoo last wore the jade pendant during …
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24.  Why was Mrs Khoo vexed about Lian Kim marrying Ron?
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25.  What did Mrs Khoo do to get enough money to pay for Lian Kim’s wedding?
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26.  “the look of violent disgust and displeasure on the face of Mrs Khoo, was itself terrifying to behold.” (page 45) What caused Mrs Khoo to have a look of “violent disgust and displeasure”?
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27.  What is NOT TRUE about Ah Soh’s daughter?
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28.  Why was Lian Kim’s wedding a very big event to the Khoo family?
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29.  What is NOT TRUE about Mr Khoo?
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30.  The jade pendant was finally passed down to…
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31.  How many children does the taximan have?
32.  What is TRUE about the taximan’s children?
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33.  What is NOT TRUE about the taximan’s childhood?
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34.  The taximan said that young people do NOT frequent…
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35.  What is NOT TRUE about young people of today?
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36.  The taximan shared that after school; he knew that young schoolgirls would NOT…
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37.  What was the main reason why did the taximan preferred working after 1 a.m. and frequent outside hotels?
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38.  What is NOT TRUE about Lay Choo?
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39.  What was the first thing the taximan did when he discovered that it was Lay Choo who was all dressed up with make-up and behaving boldly at the coffee-house after school?
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40.  “Oh Madam, how would you feel in my place?” (page 53) What is NOT TRUE about how the taximan felt at the end of the story?
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41.  How did you know that Fatima’s pregnant?
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42.  What was Fatima doing in the river?
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43.  Which sentence does NOT show you a quiet environment?
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44.  What was NOT described about the tiger?
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45.  What did the tiger do before it noticed Fatima?
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46.  What did the villagers NOT do when they heard the news about a nearby tiger?
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47.  What was Mamood’s main reason for hunting the tiger?
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48.  What was the tiger nicknamed as?
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49.  How did we know that the tiger the hunters killed was a mother?
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50.  What was Mamood going to do with the tiger cubs?
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