A Quiz About Conflict In Sri Lanka

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A quiz about Conflict in Sri Lanka


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  • 1. 

    When did the British take control of Sri Lanka?

    • A.

      1815

    • B.

      1850

    • C.

      1816

    • D.

      1860

    • E.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    A. 1815
    Explanation
    In 1815, the British took control of Sri Lanka. This marked the end of the Kandyan Kingdom, as the British successfully defeated the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, and established colonial rule over the entire island. The British ruled Sri Lanka for nearly 150 years until the country gained independence in 1948.

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  • 2. 

    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 constitutes the largest population in the country, accounting for approximately 74% of the total population. The Sinhalese people are predominantly Buddhists and have a distinct cultural and linguistic heritage. They have played a significant role in shaping the history, politics, and society of Sri Lanka.

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  • 3. 

    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. This date marks the beginning of the conflict in question.

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  • 4. 

    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 divisions within the Tamil community. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the specific nature of these groups, but the answer implies that there are two major subdivisions within the Tamil population.

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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 a series of violent riots and attacks against the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka that took place in July 1983. This was the beginning of the Eelam war 1, also known as the Sri Lankan Civil War, which lasted for 26 years until 2009. During this war, the Tamil Tigers fought for an independent Tamil state in the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka. The correct answer is Eelam war 1 because "Black July" specifically refers to the events that occurred during this period.

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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 between the government and the LTTE, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties, and a Ceasefire Agreement was also signed. Additionally, the ban on the LTTE was lifted. However, there is no record or evidence to suggest that the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed 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.

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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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  • 9. 

    Which is the main type of conflict in this context?

    • A.

      Racial Conflict

    • B.

      Economic Conflict

    • C.

      Structural Conflict

    • D.

      Ideological Conflict

    • E.

      Religious Conflict

    Correct Answer
    A. Racial Conflict
    Explanation
    The main type of conflict in this context is racial conflict. This means that the conflict is based on differences in race or ethnicity. It suggests that the conflict is centered around issues related to race, such as discrimination, prejudice, or unequal treatment based on racial differences.

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  • 10. 

    Which is not a reason the tamils felt discriminated against?

    • A.

      They were denied citizenship.

    • B.

      Their language was initially not an official one.

    • C.

      Their media was banned.

    • D.

      The government banned the LTTE.

    • E.

      Because of the universities act.

    Correct Answer
    D. The government banned the LTTE.
    Explanation
    The government banning the LTTE is not a reason the Tamils felt discriminated against. The LTTE, also known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was a militant organization fighting for an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka. While the Tamil community may have had differing opinions on the LTTE, its ban by the government does not directly relate to the discrimination they felt. The other options, such as being denied citizenship, the initial non-official status of their language, the ban on their media, and the impact of the universities act, all highlight discriminatory actions and policies that affected the Tamils.

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