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  • 1. 

    The struggles for independence can be dividing into 3 major ethics. What is the name of the 3 major ethnics?

    • A.

      Malay, Chinese, Bidayuh

    • B.

      Malay, Bidayuh, Indian

    • C.

      Malay, Indian, Chinese

    • D.

      Malay, Iban, Indian

    Correct Answer
    C. Malay, Indian, Chinese
    Explanation
    The struggles for independence in this context refer to the fight for independence in Malaysia. The three major ethnic groups in Malaysia are Malay, Indian, and Chinese. These three groups played significant roles in the struggle for independence, with leaders and activists from each ethnicity contributing to the cause. Therefore, Malay, Indian, Chinese is the correct answer as it accurately represents the major ethnic groups involved in the struggles for independence in Malaysia.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is false?

    • A.

      Malay nationalism was influenced by Sheikh Muhammad Abduh and Al Manar.

    • B.

      Chinese nationalism was influenced by Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

    • C.

      Indian nationalism was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.

    • D.

      Malay nationalism was influenced by Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

    Correct Answer
    D. Malay nationalism was influenced by Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT the example of newspaper in nationalism?

    • A.

      Al-Imam

    • B.

      Al-Ikhwan

    • C.

      The Star Newspaper

    • D.

      Neracha

    Correct Answer
    C. The Star Newspaper
    Explanation
    The Star Newspaper is an example of a newspaper in nationalism. It is not the correct answer because it does fit the category of a newspaper that promotes nationalism.

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  • 4. 

    Who had started the newspaper of “Panduan Guru”?

    • A.

      Sarawakian Malay Community

    • B.

      Syed Sheikh Al Hadi

    • C.

      Adb.Rahim Kajai

    • D.

      Mohammad Hussin

    Correct Answer
    D. Mohammad Hussin
    Explanation
    Mohammad Hussin is the correct answer because he started the newspaper "Panduan Guru".

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  • 5. 

    The Malaya oppose to the Malayan Union (MU) for the following reason, except for:

    • A.

      Malay would be given more special rights.

    • B.

      Malay Sultan lose the power and authority.

    • C.

      Citizenship was granting according to the Jus Soli Principle.

    • D.

      Harold Mac Michael used force and threat to form Malayan Union.

    Correct Answer
    A. Malay would be given more special rights.
    Explanation
    The Malaya opposed the Malayan Union for several reasons, including the loss of power and authority for the Malay Sultan, the granting of citizenship based on the Jus Soli Principle, and the use of force and threats by Harold Mac Michael. However, they did not oppose the Malayan Union because they believed that Malays would be given more special rights.

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  • 6. 

    What is the focus of the newspaper “Fajar Sarawak”?

    • A.

      Advised the Malays to improve themselve.

    • B.

      Teaching aids in school and opposing colonist.

    • C.

      Raise awareness.

    • D.

      Malay teacher association in Penang first publication.

    Correct Answer
    C. Raise awareness.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Raise awareness." This can be inferred from the given options as the other options do not mention anything about the focus of the newspaper "Fajar Sarawak." Therefore, it can be concluded that the focus of the newspaper is to raise awareness.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT the main political party after World War 2?

    • A.

      United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)

    • B.

      United Peoples Party (UPP)

    • C.

      Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)

    • D.

      Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)

    Correct Answer
    B. United Peoples Party (UPP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United Peoples Party (UPP). After World War 2, the main political party in Malaysia was the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which represented the interests of the Malay community. The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) were also significant political parties representing the Chinese and Indian communities respectively. However, the United Peoples Party (UPP) was not one of the main political parties during this time.

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  • 8. 

    On 1946, this party was founded by Dato Onn Jaafar. The aim of this party was to oppose the Malayan Union and to unite all the Malays and defend the special rights of the Malays. Which of the following party has the above description?

    • A.

      People’s Action Party (PAP)

    • B.

      United Sabah National Organisation(USNO)

    • C.

      United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)

    • D.

      All-Malaya Council of Joint Action (AMCJA)

    Correct Answer
    C. United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
    Explanation
    UMNO was founded in 1946 by Dato Onn Jaafar with the aim of opposing the Malayan Union and uniting all Malays. It was established to protect and defend the special rights of the Malays. Therefore, UMNO is the party that fits the given description.

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  • 9. 

    Where Tunku Abdul Rahman was made a speech during lunch with the Foreign Journalists Association of South East Asia?

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      Singapore

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. Singapore
    Explanation
    Tunku Abdul Rahman made a speech during lunch with the Foreign Journalists Association of South East Asia in Singapore.

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  • 10. 

    When was the Malaysia formed?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1957

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    C. 1963
    Explanation
    Malaysia was formed in 1963. This answer is correct because it corresponds to the year when Malaysia was officially established as a federation. Prior to 1963, Malaysia consisted of separate territories, including the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (now known as Sabah), and Sarawak. These territories came together to form Malaysia on September 16, 1963. Therefore, the correct answer is 1963.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is true?

    • A.

      Brunei Sultan and most of the Bruneians did not agree with the formation of Malaysia.

    • B.

      A lot of parties in Sarawak like Parti Negara Sarawak (PANAS), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) and SNAP were against the formation of Malaysia.

    • C.

      Party like United National Kadazan Organisation (UNKO) and Pasok Momogun were agree with the formation of Malaysia.

    • D.

      In Singapore, People’s Action Party (PAP) and Lee Kuan Yew were against the formation of Malaysia strongly.

    Correct Answer
    B. A lot of parties in Sarawak like Parti Negara Sarawak (PANAS), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) and SNAP were against the formation of Malaysia.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a lot of parties in Sarawak, such as Parti Negara Sarawak (PANAS), Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP), and SNAP, were against the formation of Malaysia. This suggests that there was significant opposition to the formation of Malaysia within Sarawak, indicating that not all parties in the region supported the merger.

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  • 12. 

    What role did the Cobbold Commission play in the process of Malaysia formed?

    • A.

      This committee was chaired by Donald Stephens in order to explain the concept of the formation of Malaysia to residents of Sarawak, Sabah, and Brunei.

    • B.

      This committee was led by Lord Landsdowne to form a constitution especially about the status of Malay language, Islam, education and immigration control.

    • C.

      This committee was led by Lord Cobbold to survey the opinions of residents in Sarawak and Sabah and in the end it found out 80% of the residents supported the formation of Malaysia.

    • D.

      This committee was led by Lord Cobbold to survey the view of Singapore and in the end it found out 71% of the residents supported the formation of Malaysia and agreed to combine.

    Correct Answer
    C. This committee was led by Lord Cobbold to survey the opinions of residents in Sarawak and Sabah and in the end it found out 80% of the residents supported the formation of Malaysia.
    Explanation
    The Cobbold Commission played a significant role in the process of Malaysia's formation by surveying the opinions of residents in Sarawak and Sabah. The commission, led by Lord Cobbold, found that 80% of the residents supported the formation of Malaysia. This survey was crucial in gauging the level of support and determining the viability of merging these territories with Malaya and Singapore to form Malaysia.

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  • 13. 

    Why Lee Kuan Yew agree with the formation of Malaysia?

    • A.

      He wanted political stability in Singapore.

    • B.

      Malaysia had a very successful economy.

    • C.

       He wanted Singapore to become rich.

    • D.

      Brunei wanted to annex Singapore.

    Correct Answer
    A. He wanted political stability in Singapore.
    Explanation
    Lee Kuan Yew agreed with the formation of Malaysia because he wanted political stability in Singapore. By joining Malaysia, he believed that Singapore would have a stronger political framework and be better protected against external threats. He saw Malaysia as a way to ensure the stability and security of Singapore, which was crucial for its economic development and prosperity.

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  • 14. 

    Why Sultan Brunei, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin canceled the plan to join Malaysia?

    • A.

      Brunei wanted to join Indonesia.

    • B.

      Brunei did not wanted to independent.

    • C.

      Brunei did not like Tunku Abdul Rahman.

    • D.

      Brunei need the domination of all oil revenues.

    Correct Answer
    D. Brunei need the domination of all oil revenues.
    Explanation
    Brunei canceled the plan to join Malaysia because they wanted to have complete control over their oil revenues. By joining Malaysia, Brunei would have had to share their oil revenues with the other states in Malaysia. However, by maintaining their independence, Brunei could ensure that they would have full control and dominance over their valuable oil resources.

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  • 15. 

    The rise of Malay nationalism evolved in three stages. Which are economic stage, political stage and __________

    • A.

      Educational stage

    • B.

      Religious stage

    • C.

      Social stage

    • D.

      Cultural stage

    Correct Answer
    B. Religious stage
    Explanation
    The rise of Malay nationalism evolved in three stages: economic, political, and religious. This suggests that religion played a significant role in the development of Malay nationalism, alongside economic and political factors. The inclusion of a religious stage indicates that religious identity and beliefs were important in shaping the nationalist movement among Malays.

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  • 16. 

    What is the reason British introduced Malayan Union?

    • A.

      Give Malay Sultan more authority.

    • B.

      Raise awareness in the Malay society.

    • C.

      To control and restrict the power of Malay people.

    • D.

      Protect the Malay rights.

    Correct Answer
    C. To control and restrict the power of Malay people.
    Explanation
    The British introduced the Malayan Union to control and restrict the power of the Malay people. This move was aimed at diminishing the influence and authority of the Malays in order to maintain British control over the region. The Malayan Union system replaced the traditional Malay rulers with British-appointed officials, ultimately weakening the position of the Malays and consolidating British power.

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  • 17. 

    What is the reason the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) founded by Tun Tan Cheng Lock in 1949?

    • A.

      To protect the Chinese rights and to maintain harmony among the various race in the country.

    • B.

      To oppose the MU and to unite all the Malays and defend the special rights of the Malays.

    • C.

      To protect the rights of the Indian, fight for political rights in Malaya.

    • D.

      Represent the Indian community in conveying their opinion to the Government.

    Correct Answer
    A. To protect the Chinese rights and to maintain harmony among the various race in the country.
    Explanation
    The reason the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) was founded by Tun Tan Cheng Lock in 1949 was to protect the Chinese rights and to maintain harmony among the various races in the country. This suggests that the MCA aimed to advocate for the rights and interests of the Chinese community while also promoting unity and understanding between different ethnic groups in Malaysia.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is the national language of Malaysia?

    • A.

      Bahasa English

    • B.

      Bahasa Malayu

    • C.

      Bahasa Tamil

    • D.

      Bahasa Cina

    Correct Answer
    B. Bahasa Malayu
    Explanation
    Bahasa Malayu is the national language of Malaysia. This language is also known as Malay and is spoken by the majority of the population in Malaysia. It is the official language of the country and is used in government, education, and media.

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  • 19. 

    How many ministries in Malaysia today?

    • A.

      30 ministries

    • B.

      21 ministries

    • C.

      25 ministries

    • D.

      26 ministries

    Correct Answer
    D. 26 ministries
    Explanation
    There are currently 26 ministries in Malaysia.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is the Prime Minister role?

    • A.

      Improve performance of the public service.

    • B.

      Change the quality of the education service.

    • C.

      Improve private sectors.

    • D.

      Improve country became independent.

    Correct Answer
    A. Improve performance of the public service.
    Explanation
    The role of the Prime Minister is to improve the performance of the public service. This involves ensuring that government agencies and departments are functioning efficiently and effectively in delivering services to the public. The Prime Minister is responsible for setting goals, implementing policies, and overseeing the overall administration of the public service. By improving the performance of the public service, the Prime Minister aims to enhance governance, promote transparency, and ultimately serve the best interests of the citizens.

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