How Much You Know About Malaysia? Trivia Quiz

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How much you know about Malaysia? This is a country that is considered the most visited islands in the world due to its sandy beaches. Have you ever been to the country and have so much love for it that you have learned almost everything you can on it? What better way to test your knowledge than through this amazing quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 11. 
    This island was founded by Captain Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786. It was named Price of Wales Island. It is now a state within Malaysia. What is its modern name?
    • A. 

      Singapore

    • B. 

      Klang

    • C. 

      Langkawi

    • D. 

      Penang

  • 12. 
    Apart from the Federal Territory, this is the smallest state within Malaysia. It once paid tribute to the King of Siam (Thailand), who carved the state out of another state. It is also the northernmost. Which is it?
    • A. 

      Selangor

    • B. 

      Penang

    • C. 

      Perlis

    • D. 

      Kelantan

  • 13. 
    This state was known to the mariners of old as Kallah or Queda. It is known as the "the Rice Bowl" of Malaysia. The state has produced two Malaysian Prime Ministers.
    • A. 

      Kelantan

    • B. 

      Kedah

    • C. 

      Johore

    • D. 

      Selangor

  • 14. 
    The name of this state in English means "Silver". It is the first state to accept a British Resident. It is the main source for Malaysia's tin exports. One of its sultans was deported to Seychelles island in the mid-eighteenth century by the British.
    • A. 

      Perak

    • B. 

      Kelantan

    • C. 

      Selangor

    • D. 

      Terengganu

  • 15. 
    This state is considered the most industrialized in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur was once its capital. One of its famous British Residents is Frank Sweetenham.
    • A. 

      Malacca

    • B. 

      Kelantan

    • C. 

      Pahang

    • D. 

      Selangor

  • 16. 
    This state was once known as British North Borneo. Its capital is Kota Kinabalu which was formerly known as Jesselton.
    • A. 

      Sarawak

    • B. 

      Sabah

    • C. 

      Pahang

    • D. 

      Johore

  • 17. 
    This is the southernmost state in Malaysia. During World War II, the Japanese launched their invasion of Singapore across the straits which also carries the state's name.
    • A. 

      Malacca

    • B. 

      Johore

    • C. 

      Negeri Sembilan

    • D. 

      Terengganu

  • 18. 
    It was once ruled by a white rajah. It is also on Borneo Island. It is the largest state in Malaysia.
    • A. 

      Sarawak

    • B. 

      Kelantan

    • C. 

      Terengganu

    • D. 

      Brunei

  • 19. 
    The Japanese began their invasion of Malaya from this state's capital on 6th December 1941.
    • A. 

      Terengganu

    • B. 

      Negeri Sembilan

    • C. 

      Pahang

    • D. 

      Kelantan

  • 20. 
    This is the only state established after independence. Its name in English means 'Federal Territory'. It is the home of both Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
    • A. 

      Terengganu

    • B. 

      Negeri Sembilan

    • C. 

      Wilayah Persekutuan

    • D. 

      Malacca

  • 21. 
    What are the three main ethnicities in Malaysia?
    • A. 

      Chinese, Malay, Indian

    • B. 

      Chinese, Indian, Thai

    • C. 

      Malay, Indonesian, Indian

    • D. 

      Thai, Chinese, Malay

  • 22. 
    In year 2005 what was the tallest building in Malaysia?
    • A. 

      Petronas Twin Towers

    • B. 

      Midvalley Megamall

    • C. 

      Kuala Lumpur Tower

    • D. 

      Parliament Building

  • 23. 
    When is Malaysia's Independence Day?
    • A. 

      November 28th

    • B. 

      August 31st

    • C. 

      July 7th

    • D. 

      May 28th

  • 24. 
    The highest mountain in Malaysia is ________.
    • A. 

      Mount Mulu

    • B. 

      Mount Jambul

    • C. 

      Mount Titiwangsa

    • D. 

      Mount Kinabalu

  • 25. 
    Which of the following events are celebrated in Malaysia?
    • A. 

      Christmas

    • B. 

      Chinese New Year

    • C. 

      All of these

    • D. 

      Deepavali

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