History Of Singapore Part 1

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Whitelion
W
Whitelion
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 2 | Total Attempts: 771
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 369

SettingsSettingsSettings
History Of Singapore Part 1 - Quiz

How well do you know Singapore? Get a SHOT!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The famous cocktail Singapore Sling originated from this place.

    • A.

      Fullerton Hotel

    • B.

      Raffles Hotel

    • C.

      Carlton Hotel

    • D.

      Mandarin Hotel

    Correct Answer
    B. Raffles Hotel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Raffles Hotel. The Raffles Hotel is known for being the birthplace of the famous cocktail Singapore Sling. This iconic hotel has a long history and is a symbol of luxury and elegance in Singapore. Many tourists visit the Raffles Hotel to experience its colonial charm and to enjoy a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar, where the cocktail was first created.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    What is the oldest bridge in Singapore?

    • A.

      Anderson Bridge

    • B.

      Benjamin Sheares Bridge

    • C.

      Cavenagh Bridge

    • D.

      Double Helix Bridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Cavenagh Bridge
    Explanation
    Cavenagh Bridge is the oldest bridge in Singapore. It was completed in 1870 and was originally named Edinburgh Bridge. It is a historic landmark that has withstood the test of time and remains an important part of Singapore's heritage. The bridge is known for its elegant design and is a popular spot for tourists to visit and take photographs.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    This building was formerly the school of the Tao Nan Hokkien school. What is the name of this building?

    • A.

      Peranakan Museum

    • B.

      Singapore Art Museum

    • C.

      The Art House

    • D.

      MPH Bookshop

    Correct Answer
    A. Peranakan Museum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Peranakan Museum. The Peranakan Museum in Singapore was formerly the school of the Tao Nan Hokkien school. It showcases the culture and heritage of the Peranakan community in Southeast Asia. The museum exhibits various artifacts, textiles, ceramics, and traditional costumes that highlight the unique blend of Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian influences in Peranakan culture.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    City Hall was first called the Municipal Building and housed the Municipal Council which was responsible for the construction of roads, bridges and markets, street lighting and the provision of water from reservoirs to the town.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement explains that City Hall was initially known as the Municipal Building and served as the location for the Municipal Council. This council was responsible for various tasks such as constructing roads, bridges, and markets, providing street lighting, and supplying water to the town from reservoirs. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the historical role and function of City Hall.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which Church is the oldest surviving Christian church and was the first to be built in Singapore.

    • A.

      Armenian Church

    • B.

      St Andrew's Cathedral

    • C.

      Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd

    • D.

      St Joseph's Church

    Correct Answer
    A. Armenian Church
    Explanation
    The Armenian Church is the oldest surviving Christian church and was the first to be built in Singapore.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    This place was the original home of St Joseph’s Institution, what is the name of this building now?

    • A.

      Fullerton Hotel

    • B.

      Singapore Art Museum

    • C.

      The Art House

    • D.

      SMU

    Correct Answer
    B. Singapore Art Museum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Singapore Art Museum. This is because the question asks for the current name of the building that was originally the home of St Joseph's Institution. The Singapore Art Museum is now located in the building that used to be St Joseph's Institution, making it the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    The Satay Club was first located along Marina Bay?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The very first Satay Club was along Beach Road

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    To commemorate Singapore’s first public waterworks the Singapore Government built a fountain. What is the name of this fountain?

    • A.

      Tan Kim Seng Fountain

    • B.

      Fountain of Wealth

    • C.

      Sentosa Musical Fountain

    Correct Answer
    A. Tan Kim Seng Fountain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tan Kim Seng Fountain. The question asks for the name of the fountain built by the Singapore Government to commemorate Singapore's first public waterworks. The Tan Kim Seng Fountain is a historical landmark in Singapore that was built in 1882 to honor Tan Kim Seng, a prominent philanthropist who contributed to the development of Singapore's waterworks.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Armenian Church  is the first building in Singapore to have something in 1909. What is it?

    • A.

      Water Supply

    • B.

      Electricity

    • C.

      Gate

    • D.

      Glass Window

    Correct Answer
    B. Electricity
    Explanation
    The Armenian Church is the first building in Singapore to have electricity in 1909. This means that it was the first building in the country to have access to electrical power, which was a significant technological advancement at the time. This would have allowed the church to have electric lighting, making it stand out among other buildings in Singapore.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    This building was the former General Post Office, what is the current name of this building?

    • A.

      Supreme Court

    • B.

      City Hall

    • C.

      Fullerton Hotel

    • D.

      Parliament House

    Correct Answer
    C. Fullerton Hotel
    Explanation
    The current name of the former General Post Office building is the Fullerton Hotel.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 19, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Aug 11, 2010
    Quiz Created by
    Whitelion

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.