How Much Do You Know About Malaysia?

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How Much Do You Know About Malaysia?

Hey, come and test your knowledge about Malaysia! How much do you know about Malaysia? Try to answer the questions to find out!


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  • 1. 
    The Malay Peninsula was labeled by Ptolemy, the Hellenistic Egyptian geographer and astronomer, on his early map. What name did he give it?
    • A. 

      Argenta Malaya

    • B. 

      Terra Malayana

    • C. 

      Aurea Chersonesus

    • D. 

      Terra Aurima

  • 2. 
    Ptolemy called the important straits along the Malay Peninsular “Sinus Sabaricus”. What is the modern name?
    • A. 

      The Straits of Malaya

    • B. 

      The Straits of Malacca

    • C. 

      The Straits of Sunda

    • D. 

      The Straits of Singapore

  • 3. 
    Westerners arrived in Malaya early in the 16th century. Malacca, a trading port then, was captured and colonized in 1511. Of what nationality were the first European colonists?
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      Portuguese

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 4. 
    This sultanate controlled the maritime trade passing along the southern edge of the Malay Peninsular in the 15th century before being captured by the Western colonizers. It slowly declined after that.
    • A. 

      Sulu Sultanate

    • B. 

      Malaccan Sultanate

    • C. 

      Mindanao Sultanate

    • D. 

      Penang Sultanate

  • 5. 
    A treaty in 1824 divided the Malay Archipelago into two spheres of influence, which in turn gave rise to separate nations of Indonesia and Malaysia. What is the treaty called?
    • A. 

      Anglo-Spanish Treaty

    • B. 

      Anglo-Portuguese Treaty

    • C. 

      Anglo-American Treaty

    • D. 

      Anglo-Dutch Treaty

  • 6. 
    How did Malaya gain independence from the British in 1957?
    • A. 

      By a United Nations resolution

    • B. 

      Communist takeover and blood bath

    • C. 

      Local democratic elections, local government and eventual independence

    • D. 

      Revolutionary war of independence

  • 7. 
    What of these states and/or territories were added to what was then Malaya to form Malaysia in 1963?
    • A. 

      All of these

    • B. 

      Sarawak

    • C. 

      Sabah (British North Borneo)

    • D. 

      Singapore

  • 8. 
    The King of Malaysia is known in Malaysia as:
    • A. 

      The Grand Sultan

    • B. 

      The Perdana Menteri

    • C. 

      The Grand Emir

    • D. 

      The Yang Di Pertuan Agong

  • 9. 
    Kuala Lumpur has been the capital since independence. Its name has a meaning in Malay. “Kuala” means confluence of rivers (it also means estuary). What does “Lumpur” denote?
    • A. 

      Rubber

    • B. 

      Tin

    • C. 

      Mud

    • D. 

      Palm Oil

  • 10. 
    What nation’s flag does the Malaysian flag design resembles most closely?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      United Kingdom

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia