Singapore's Indian Culture And Little India

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Brahma is associated with the vehicle 
    • A. 

      Veena

    • B. 

      Swan

    • C. 

      Seprent

    • D. 

      Garuda

  • 2. 
    Lakshmi is the consort of
    • A. 

      Vishnu

    • B. 

      Brahma

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Krishnan

  • 3. 
    Shiva is associated with the 
    • A. 

      Bull vehicle

    • B. 

      Lion vehicle

    • C. 

      Tiger vehicle

    • D. 

      Swan vehicle

  • 4. 
    Kali, Durgha and Periyachi are manifestations of
    • A. 

      Saraswati

    • B. 

      Lakshmi

    • C. 

      Parvati

    • D. 

      Rama

  • 5. 
    The vehicle, Garuda, is associated with
    • A. 

      Brahma

    • B. 

      Vishnu

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Kali

  • 6. 
    The goddess of wealth, prosperity, purity, chastity and generosity in Hindusim is
    • A. 

      Saraswati

    • B. 

      Lakshmi

    • C. 

      Parvati

    • D. 

      Durgha

  • 7. 
    Devotees who want to pray for wisdom in their studies would go to
    • A. 

      Periyachi

    • B. 

      Kali

    • C. 

      Lakshmi

    • D. 

      Saraswati

  • 8. 
    Devotees who want to pray for the removal of obstacles would go to
    • A. 

      Murugan

    • B. 

      Shakti

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Ganesha

  • 9. 
    During Thaipusam, the deity that is propitiated is
    • A. 

      Parvati

    • B. 

      Nataraja

    • C. 

      Murugan

    • D. 

      Ganesha

  • 10. 
    The Hindu deity, Murugan, is also known as
    • A. 

      Vinayagar

    • B. 

      Ganepathy

    • C. 

      Subramaniam

    • D. 

      Nataraja

  • 11. 
    Shiva and Parvati symbolise
    • A. 

      The union of heaven and hell

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      The union of heaven and earth

    • D. 

      Destruction of ignorance

  • 12. 
    The deity, Krishna, is a divine lover and is always seen 
    • A. 

      Playing with a veena

    • B. 

      Playing with a flute

    • C. 

      Holding a bow and arrow

    • D. 

      Resting on his nose

  • 13. 
    Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, is a divine warrior and is always seen
    • A. 

      Sitting on the turtle

    • B. 

      Holding a flute

    • C. 

      Having long hair in a knot

    • D. 

      Holding a bow and arrow

  • 14. 
    Which deity is portrayed as a youth with boundless energy?  
    • A. 

      Kail

    • B. 

      Rama

    • C. 

      Ganesha

    • D. 

      Murugan

  • 15. 
    A powerful bull called Nandi is usually linked to
    • A. 

      The goddess Lakshmi

    • B. 

      The deity Shiva

    • C. 

      Murugan

    • D. 

      Ganesha

  • 16. 
    Murugan's vehicle is the peacock with blue feathers which symbolises
    • A. 

      Destruction

    • B. 

      The dance of nature which is the life process of the universe and its creatures

    • C. 

      The ever present motion of the universe

    • D. 

      Eternal love and eternal pride of victory

  • 17. 
    Devotees who seek the protection of their children would go to
    • A. 

      Durgha

    • B. 

      Parvati

    • C. 

      Saraswathi

    • D. 

      Periyachi

  • 18. 
    The Indians who came to settle in the High Street area were mainly
    • A. 

      The Chulias from the Coromandel coast

    • B. 

      The Punjabis from the North

    • C. 

      The Tamils from the South

    • D. 

      Gujeratis, Sindhis and Sikhs from the North

  • 19. 
    How many percent of the Indians in Singapore are Hindus?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 20. 
    Saraswati is often portrayed 
    • A. 

      As a deity with a fierce form

    • B. 

      As a beautiful woman riding on a peacock with a veena

    • C. 

      As a deity with a conch shell and a Chakra

    • D. 

      As a deity with claws and tusks and having a garland of skulls

  • 21. 
    Pottu or bhindi is
    • A. 

      The third eye

    • B. 

      The eye of knowledge

    • C. 

      Traditionally worn by Hindu women on their foreheads to inidcate marital status

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Mango leaves, seen as a sign of welcoming the Gods, are also associated with
    • A. 

      Purification

    • B. 

      Warding off evil spirits

    • C. 

      Prosperity and happiness

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    The oldest Hindu temple in Singapore is the
    • A. 

      Sri Mariamman temple

    • B. 

      Sri Veerakalimman temple

    • C. 

      Sri Thandayuthapani temple

    • D. 

      Perumal temple

  • 24. 
    This temple is the only one which has a roof with 48 engraved glass panels angled to catch the rising and setting sun.
    • A. 

      Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    • B. 

      Vadapathirakalimman Temple

    • C. 

      Sri Thandayuthapani temple

    • D. 

      Sri Mariamman temple

  • 25. 
    This temple sees the culmination of the Thaipusam possession.
    • A. 

      Sri Mariamman temple

    • B. 

      Sri Thandayuthapani temple

    • C. 

      Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    • D. 

      Vadapathirakalimman Temple