How Singaporean Are You?

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 276

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With National Day just around the corner, take this challenging quiz and find out just how Singaporean you are!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the early 1800s, there was a town called 'Singapore' in the US. Why does this town no longer exist?
    • A. 

      The town was devastated first by fire and then covered by drifting sand dunes

    • B. 

      The town was destroyed during the American Civil War

    • C. 

      The town was reduced to rubble during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906

  • 2. 
    When and where was the first public swimming pool opened in Singapore?
    • A. 

      Yan Kit Swimming Complex in 1952

    • B. 

      Mount Emily Swimming Complex in 1931

    • C. 

      River Valley Swimming Complex in 1959

  • 3. 
    What was the lowest temperature ever recorded in Singapore?
    • A. 

      19.4ºC

    • B. 

      19.1ºC

    • C. 

      19.5ºC

  • 4. 
    When was the first Master Plan for the Republic of Singapore approved by the Singapore government?
    • A. 

      January 1958

    • B. 

      April 1958

    • C. 

      August 1958

  • 5. 
    In which year did the San Francisco Ballet Company first visit Singapore?
    • A. 

      1947

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1967

  • 6. 
    How many tourists visited Singapore in 1964?
    • A. 

      89,000

    • B. 

      90,000

    • C. 

      91,000

  • 7. 
    When was Singapore's iconic Merlion symbol born?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1966

  • 8. 
    The 1962 'Mashed Potato' dance craze was performed at the opening of Singapore's first disco in 1966.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What was the focus of the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) first Concept Plan for Singapore?
    • A. 

      To meet the basic household needs of a new nation

    • B. 

      To meet the basic transport needs of a new nation

    • C. 

      To meet the basic infrastructure needs of a new nation

  • 10. 
    When was the Singapore Zoo officially opened?
    • A. 

      27 June 1973

    • B. 

      27 June 1974

    • C. 

      27 June 1975

  • 11. 
    In which year did Jurong Bird Park receive its first visitor?
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1971

    • C. 

      1973

  • 12. 
    On which date did the first Singapore Airlines flight touch down at the newly opened Changi Airport in 1981?
    • A. 

      28 June 1981

    • B. 

      01 July 1981

    • C. 

      06 July 1981

  • 13. 
    In which year were the Christmas lights of Orchard Road first switched on?
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1987

  • 14. 
    How many Singaporean students took part in the record-breaking human domino chain in the year 2000?
    • A. 

      9,432 students

    • B. 

      9,342 students

    • C. 

      9,234 students

  • 15. 
    Why did the DHL Balloon shut down its operations in 2008?
    • A. 

      The lease for the vacant lot at Tan Quee Lan Street had expired

    • B. 

      The land had been earmarked for the new Bugis MRT station

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Which major event coincided with the opening of the Singapore Flyer in 2008?
    • A. 

      Singapore Grand Prix

    • B. 

      Singapore Airshow

    • C. 

      Siingapore Fashion Festival

  • 17. 
    In 2014, how many households in Singapore owned at least one bicycle?[Hint: Bicycles are classified as "Durable Goods"]
    • A. 

      +27%

    • B. 

      +39%

    • C. 

      +50%

  • 18. 
    If you have a license to keep dairy cattle in Singapore, you are allowed to store milk from these cattle in your kitchen as long as you keep the milk cold enough.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is illegal in Singapore for anyone to sell a single cigarette.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    It is illegal for drivers to sleep in their taxis at any public taxi stand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What does the red colour in the Singapore flag symbolise?
    • A. 

      Universal brotherhood and equality of man

    • B. 

      Pervading and everlasting purity and virtue

    • C. 

      A young nation on the ascendant

  • 22. 
    What does the white colour in the Singapore flag symbolise?
    • A. 

      Universal brotherhood and equality of man

    • B. 

      Pervading and everlasting purity and virtue

    • C. 

      A young nation on the ascendant

  • 23. 
    Singapore is one of the largest exporters of ornamental fish in the world. Approximately how many  species of ornamental fish do our local farms produce?
    • A. 

      340 species of ornamental fish

    • B. 

      500 species of ornamental fish

    • C. 

      870 species of ornamental fish

  • 24. 
    Where is the ‘German Girl Shrine’ located?
    • A. 

      Pulau Ubin

    • B. 

      Pulau Tekong

    • C. 

      Pulau Seletar

  • 25. 
    Who is the author of the popular series of books "True Singapore Ghost Stories"?
    • A. 

      A Team of Singaporean Writers

    • B. 

      Russell Lee

    • C. 

      Catherine Lim

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