Conflict In Sri Lanka

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Conflict In Sri Lanka - Quiz

A quiz about Conflict in Sri Lanka  


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  • 1. 

    Which is the Majority Ethnic Group in Sri Lanka?

    • A.

      Tamils

    • B.

      Sinhalese

    • C.

      Indians

    • D.

      Chinese

    • E.

      Malay

    Correct Answer
    B. Sinhalese
    Explanation
    The majority ethnic group in Sri Lanka is the Sinhalese. This group makes up the largest portion of the country's population and is predominantly found in the southern and central regions of Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese people have their own distinct language, culture, and traditions that have played a significant role in shaping the country's history and identity.

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  • 2. 

    When did the conflict start?

    • A.

      24th July 1983

    • B.

      23rd July 1984

    • C.

      23rd July 1983

    • D.

      25th July 1973

    • E.

      26th July 1983

    Correct Answer
    C. 23rd July 1983
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 23rd July 1983.

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  • 3. 

    Tamils are divided into __ main groups

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      2

    Correct Answer
    E. 2
    Explanation
    Tamils are divided into two main groups. This suggests that there are two distinct categories or classifications within the Tamil community. The question does not provide any further information about these groups, but it implies that there is a clear division or differentiation between them.

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  • 4. 

    Which was NOT an event that led to tensions between the Sinhalese and the Tamils? 

    • A.

      Declaration of the LTTE as a Terrorist Organization

    • B.

      Denial of citizenship to local Tamils

    • C.

      Official Language Policy

    • D.

      Universities Act

    • E.

      BUrning of Jaffna Library

    Correct Answer
    A. Declaration of the LTTE as a Terrorist Organization
    Explanation
    The declaration of the LTTE as a terrorist organization did not directly lead to tensions between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. The LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers, was a militant group that fought for an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka. The tensions between the Sinhalese and the Tamils were primarily fueled by the denial of citizenship to local Tamils, the official language policy, the Universities Act, and the burning of the Jaffna Library. These events created a sense of discrimination and marginalization among the Tamils, leading to tensions between the two communities.

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  • 5. 

    The events of "Black July" happened during __________

    • A.

      Eelam war 1

    • B.

      Eelam war 2

    • C.

      Eelam war 3

    • D.

      Eelam war 4

    • E.

      Eelam war 5

    Correct Answer
    A. Eelam war 1
    Explanation
    The events of "Black July" refer to the anti-Tamil riots that took place in Sri Lanka in July 1983. These riots were triggered by an ambush on Sri Lankan soldiers by the Tamil Tigers, a militant group fighting for an independent Tamil state. The riots resulted in widespread violence and destruction, primarily targeting the Tamil community. Eelam war 1, also known as the First Eelam War, started in 1983 and was a major conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers. Therefore, the events of "Black July" happened during Eelam war 1.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these events did not occur in 2002?

    • A.

      POWs exchanged

    • B.

      Memorandum of Understanding Signed

    • C.

      Ceasefire Agreement Signed

    • D.

      Lifting of ban on LTTE

    • E.

      Sri Lankan Air Force bombed LTTE camps

    Correct Answer
    E. Sri Lankan Air Force bombed LTTE camps
    Explanation
    In 2002, several significant events took place in Sri Lanka. POWs were exchanged, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed, a Ceasefire Agreement was signed, and the ban on LTTE was lifted. However, the Sri Lankan Air Force did not bomb LTTE camps in 2002.

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  • 7. 

    Why did the Sri Lankan Air Force bomb LTTE camps in 2006

    • A.

      LTTE was declared a terrorist organization

    • B.

      LTTE cut off water supplies to paddy fields in the area

    • C.

      LTTE bombed civilian targets

    • D.

      LTTE refused to exchange POWs

    • E.

      Official ceasefire had expired

    Correct Answer
    B. LTTE cut off water supplies to paddy fields in the area
    Explanation
    The Sri Lankan Air Force bombed LTTE camps in 2006 because the LTTE cut off water supplies to paddy fields in the area. This action by the LTTE would have had a significant impact on the livelihoods of the local population who relied on the paddy fields for their agriculture and income. By bombing the LTTE camps, the Sri Lankan Air Force aimed to neutralize the threat posed by the LTTE and protect the interests and well-being of the affected communities.

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  • 8. 

    When did Sri Lanka pull out of the ceasefire?

    • A.

      2nd April 2008

    • B.

      2nd Feb 2008

    • C.

      2nd Jan 2008

    • D.

      3rd Jan 2008

    • E.

      3rd Jan 2009

    Correct Answer
    C. 2nd Jan 2008
    Explanation
    Sri Lanka pulled out of the ceasefire on 2nd Jan 2008.

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