Understanding The Minorities In Singapore

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Understanding The Minorities In Singapore

A quiz on our unique minorities and their cultural and social practices and customs which are reflective of the multi-cultural and multi-racial milieu in Singapore. An eye-opener for some who may not be aware of the rich cultural heritage that we have. You have 70 min to answer all questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Peranakan Chinese could be traced to their ancestry from
    • A. 

      Guangdong province

    • B. 

      Swatow province

    • C. 

      Fujian province

    • D. 

      Hunan province

  • 2. 
    An Eurasian is one who is defined as anyone having at least one Eurasian or
    • A. 

      European parent

    • B. 

      Asian parent

    • C. 

      Chinese parent

    • D. 

      Indian parent

  • 3. 
    In the past, the wealthy Eurasians in Singapore used to live in
    • A. 

      Tanglin

    • B. 

      Katong

    • C. 

      Queen Street and near Serangoon Road

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    In early 19th century Singapore, the Peranakan first settled in shophouses and terrace housesin the vicinity of
    • A. 

      Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street

    • B. 

      Upper Cross Street

    • C. 

      Upper Hokkien Street

    • D. 

      North and South Canal Roads

  • 5. 
    In the second half of the 19th century, the Peranakan moved to
    • A. 

      Jurong

    • B. 

      Serangoon

    • C. 

      Emerald Hill

    • D. 

      Chinatown

  • 6. 
    In the 20th century, the middle-class Peranakan began moving to Joo Chiat, Katong and Siglap while the rich ones moved to Katong and
    • A. 

      Jurong

    • B. 

      Woodlands

    • C. 

      Mandai

    • D. 

      Pasir Panjang

  • 7. 
    Chewing sireh is associated with the
    • A. 

      Peranakan

    • B. 

      Indians

    • C. 

      Malays

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    'Feng' or pork curry is associated with the
    • A. 

      Eurasian

    • B. 

      Peranakan

    • C. 

      Indian

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Pantun and Dondang Sayang are associatd with the
    • A. 

      Indians

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      Peranakan

    • D. 

      Eurasian

  • 10. 
    Which social group believes that the food craving of an expectant mother must be satisifed otherwise the child will drool incessantly?
    • A. 

      The Sikh

    • B. 

      The Parsi

    • C. 

      The Eurasian

    • D. 

      The Peranakan

  • 11. 
    Which community believe that only two birthdays were worth celebrating?
    • A. 

      The Sikh

    • B. 

      The Eurasian

    • C. 

      The Peranakan

    • D. 

      The Malays

  • 12. 
    According to customary practice, which side of the family should bear the costs of a Peranakan wedding?
    • A. 

      The bride's parents

    • B. 

      The bridegroom's parents

    • C. 

      The bridegroom's relatives

    • D. 

      Both the bride and bridegroom's families

  • 13. 
    The Golden Temple at Amritsar is the central shrine of
    • A. 

      The Bahai

    • B. 

      The Khojas

    • C. 

      The Bohras

    • D. 

      The Sikhs

  • 14. 
    The founder of Sikhism is
    • A. 

      Guru Gobind Singh

    • B. 

      Guru Tegh Bahadur

    • C. 

      Guru Gobind Rai

    • D. 

      Guru Nanak

  • 15. 
    The name 'Kaur' given to all Sikh women means 
    • A. 

      Lion

    • B. 

      Beloved

    • C. 

      Princess

    • D. 

      My Sweet Love

  • 16. 
    One of the five K's that a Sikh must observe is 'Kes' which means  
    • A. 

      A comb to keep the hair tidy

    • B. 

      Short drawers worn for chastity

    • C. 

      A small sword worn by men and women

    • D. 

      Unshorn hair to mirror God's given form

  • 17. 
    Bandi Chorh Divas always coincides with the festival of
    • A. 

      Thaipusam

    • B. 

      Vesak

    • C. 

      Diwali

    • D. 

      Thimithi

  • 18. 
    Baisakhi is associated with
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Parsis

    • C. 

      Sikhism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 19. 
    The Sikh emblem is made up of the Chakra, Kirpan and the Khanda is also the Sikh
    • A. 

      Attire

    • B. 

      Social practices

    • C. 

      Customs

    • D. 

      Flag

  • 20. 
     The shawl is part of the Punjab attire of the Sikh women and is called
    • A. 

      Salwar

    • B. 

      Khameez

    • C. 

      Dupatta

    • D. 

      Kurta

  • 21. 
      The Guru Granth Sahib is in 
    • A. 

      Latin

    • B. 

      Sanskrit

    • C. 

      The Gumurkhi language

    • D. 

      The Gujerati language

  • 22. 
    Sikhs do not eat
    • A. 

      Mutton

    • B. 

      Pork

    • C. 

      Beef

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 23. 
    Kabab and tikka are
    • A. 

      Dry curries

    • B. 

      Fish dishes

    • C. 

      Chapatti

    • D. 

      Naan

  • 24. 
    The Sikh place of worship is called a
    • A. 

      Chakra

    • B. 

      Gwalior

    • C. 

      Gurdwara

    • D. 

      Goshts

  • 25. 
    The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh's
    • A. 

      Holy book

    • B. 

      Holy temple

    • C. 

      Belief in one God

    • D. 

      Pledge of honour

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