Down The History Lane Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The site of the former Singapore  ______  Base when Singapore was a British colony was located at Sembawang. 
  • 2. 
    Bukit Batok in English literally means "Coughing Hill". Why was it called coughing hill?
    • A. 

      There were many construction sites.

    • B. 

      There was a hill which people started coughing when they passed by for some unknown reason.

    • C. 

      There was a granite quarry

  • 3. 
    What was the reason for the development of Jurong in 1970s?
    • A. 

      It was due to the resettlement of Hong Kah and surrounding villages.

    • B. 

      It was due to the resettlement of Yuhua and surrounding villages.

    • C. 

      John Thomson wanted to develop the area for petrochemical industries.

  • 4. 
    On 28 June 1827 it was discovered by John Prince, Acting Resident of the Incorporated Settlement that the area was a dense jungle, infested with _____s , and thus Indian convicts were deployed to kill the animals.
  • 5. 
    Is Clementi named after the Governor of the Strait Settlements and High Commissioner Sir Cecil Clementi Smith?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What were the settlers attracted by to come to Ang Mo Kio?
    • A. 

      Red Tomato Plantations

    • B. 

      Rubber Plantations

    • C. 

      Rambutan Plantations

  • 7. 
    The burial ground was established in 1870 at Bishan by immigrants who largely came from the three prefectures of _________ (Cantonese), Huizhou (Hakka) and Zhaoqing (Cantonese) in Guangdong Province, China. (starts with G)
  • 8. 
    During the Second World War in 1942, about 400 Chinese civilians were massacred by the Japanese military forces at Punggol Point, the northern tip of the area, in what was to be known as the Punggol Beach Massacre as part of the ______  _______ Massacre. Today, that location has been marked as a national heritage site. (Starts with S___ C___)
  • 9. 
    What is English translation of Hougang (Ow Kang)?
    • A. 

      River Delta

    • B. 

      River Valley

    • C. 

      River Start

    • D. 

      River End

  • 10. 
    What was Tampines named after?
    • A. 

      Flower

    • B. 

      Tree

    • C. 

      Fruit

    • D. 

      Stem