Mstb Semester 1 2012/2013

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Mstb Semester 1 2012/2013

Malaysian Studies Final Examination Semester 1 2012/2013


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Malayan Union Constitution contains two main contracts relating to______________
    • A. 

      The position of Malay Sultan & Islam

    • B. 

      Administration and citizenship

    • C. 

      Local government and land protectorate

    • D. 

      Citizenship and commercial activity

  • 2. 
    Malayan Union fails to achieve its ambitious because of ,
    1.  strong opposition from Malays
    2. no support from local government 
    3. opposition from former British administrator in Malaya
    4. unsettled disputes over the Malays special rights
    • A. 

      1,2,3 and 4

    • B. 

      2,3 and 4

    • C. 

      1 and 4

    • D. 

      1 and 3

  • 3. 
    The purpose of education to the Chinese and Indian during British colonization was to,
    • A. 

      Trained them to become skilled worker

    • B. 

      Enabled them to cooperate with the Malays

    • C. 

      Strengthen their bonds with their original country

    • D. 

      Strengthen their loyalties to the British

  • 4. 
    The position of Sultan within their own states was maintained but their power and privileges have tremendously been diminished. The above statement refers to,
    • A. 

      The formation of the Malayan Union

    • B. 

      The formation of the Malaysia

    • C. 

      The formation of Non Federated Malay States

    • D. 

      The combination of Straits Settlement and the Federated Malay States

  • 5. 
    In order to be part of Malaysia, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin posted several demands which includes,
    1. retaining all Brunei early investment
    2. given at least 10 seat in Parliament 
    3. maintaining a lower income tax
    4. seniority above the other Malay sultans
    • A. 

      1,2 and 3

    • B. 

      2,3 and 4

    • C. 

      1,2,3 and 4

    • D. 

      1,2 and 4

  • 6. 
    Factors which contributes to the rift in Singapore-Kuala Lumpur relation is,
    1. PAP too early participation in General Election
    2. disturbance created by opposition groups in Singapore
    3. impact of Indonesian confrontation to the commercial activities in Malaysia
    4. racial polarization between Malay extremists in Malaya and the Chinese extremist in Singapore 
    • A. 

      None of the above

    • B. 

      All of the above

    • C. 

      1,2 and 4

    • D. 

      1,3 and 4

  • 7. 
    Has the sole authority to raise federal taxes as stipulated by the law. The above statement refer to the function of,
    • A. 

      Judiciary

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      The Cabinet

    • D. 

      Legislative

  • 8. 
    Below is the reason for Indonesian confrontation towards the formation of Malaysia EXCEPT,
    • A. 

      Indonesia was hoping to merge with Malaysia in its ambition to form Greater Indonesia

    • B. 

      The Christian Missionary teachers in Indonesia openly promoted the anti-Malaysia sentiment

    • C. 

      It is a tactic to divert the Indonesian from various internal problem affecting the country at that time

    • D. 

      Kuala Lumpur had ignored Indonesia in its plan to set up a new country

  • 9. 
    A form of government in which in a monarch (Yand di-Pertuan Agong) acts as the head of state within the parameters of written, unwritten or blended constitution. The statement above refers to the concept of
    • A. 

      Constitution Monarchy

    • B. 

      Democratic Nation

    • C. 

      Separation Power

    • D. 

      Parliamentary Democracy

  • 10. 
    The main function of Council of Rulers is
    • A. 

      Advising the Prime Minister and his Cabinet

    • B. 

      Selection of the Cabinet ministers

    • C. 

      Granting assent to Bills

    • D. 

      Appointment of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his deputy

  • 11. 
    The secretary for the Council of Rulers is called 
    • A. 

      Keeper of the Ruler's Seal

    • B. 

      Master of Chamber

    • C. 

      Court of Arms

    • D. 

      Keeper of the Royal Crown

  • 12. 
    Below is the authority vested on the Judiciary EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The power to enforce law

    • B. 

      The power to interpret the Constitution

    • C. 

      The power to interpret a law

    • D. 

      The power to proclaim a written Federal or State law invalid

  • 13. 
    The _________ acts as a synchronization tool in which public opinion on national affairs are gathered and debated upon.
    • A. 

      Yang di-Pertuan Agong

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Cabinet

    • D. 

      Prime Minister

  • 14. 
    Foreign women marrying a Malaysian citizen could apply for a  citizenship through the method of ________
    • A. 

      Place of birth

    • B. 

      Registration

    • C. 

      Naturalization

    • D. 

      Descent of blood

  • 15. 
    Choose statements which best reflects the doctrine of power seperation
    1. It is mechanism to contain the abuse of power by the governing bodies 
    2. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has the sole authority to interfere in the decision making of executive, legislative and judiciary
    3. The doctrine of power separation entrusted the legislative power to pass, amend and repeal laws
    4. This doctrine works by balancing the power that are distributed among the organ of the government, and by giving one organ, the ability to check the use of power by another 
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2, 3 and 4

    • C. 

      1 and 4

    • D. 

      1,2,3 and 4

  • 16. 
    Which below are not the characteristic of Parliamentary Democracy 
    • A. 

      A government is formed through common agreement or consensus

    • B. 

      Administration is done through representatives

    • C. 

      The king's mandate is entrusted to the Cabinet which is headed by the Prime Minister

    • D. 

      People took part in the administration through the representatives elected in general election

  • 17. 
    Which below are not the responsibilities of Election Commission? 
    • A. 

      Draw up the border of electoral constituencies

    • B. 

      The Election Commission is responsible to pass, amend and repeal acts law of the general election

    • C. 

      Prepares and check votes list for election

    • D. 

      Manage the election process for both parliamentary and state legislative assembly constituencies

  • 18. 
    Choose statement association with General Election
    1. The types of election include general election, by-election and local government general election
    2. General election is held every five years following the dissolution of Parliament or the State Legislative Assembly
    3. Election is formal decision making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public offices
    4. It is important political method for people to give mandate or determine the power for a certain party to form a government
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      None of the above

    • C. 

      1,2 and 3

    • D. 

      2,3 and 4

  • 19. 
    Choose statement which correctly describe the types of government all over the world
    • A. 

      Republic: A system of government in which there is an elected president but no king and queen

    • B. 

      Monarchy: Power is concentrated in a single person, often pictured as a wicked ruler who ignored the people's voice

    • C. 

      Autocracy: A government or state that is run by the elite

    • D. 

      Oligarchy: A system of government in which somebody hold unlimited power

  • 20. 
    _____________ is a set of rule for the government, often codified as a written document which enumerates and limits the powers and functions of a political entity.
    • A. 

      Enactment

    • B. 

      Government Gazette

    • C. 

      Procedures

    • D. 

      Constitution

  • 21. 
    The Federal Constitution of Malaysia provides the establishment and organization of the main organ of government EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      The Executive branch head by the Prime Minister and consists of the Cabinet Ministers

    • B. 

      The Conference of Rulers headed by the Prime Minister and the official nine Malay Sultan

    • C. 

      The Legislative branch called the Parliament consisting of the House of Representative and the Senate

    • D. 

      The Judicial branch headed by the Federal Court

  • 22. 
    Any action could be deem as invalid or illegal if it is contrary to the ___________.
    • A. 

      Traditions

    • B. 

      Legal source

    • C. 

      Legal conventions

    • D. 

      Folkways

  • 23. 
    Below is the objectives of having a constitution EXCEPT
    • A. 

      To generate a stable economic growth

    • B. 

      As tool to solve problem

    • C. 

      To control government and society

    • D. 

      To guarantee peace and stability of our country

  • 24. 
    ___________________of the Federal Constitution provides Islam is the religion of the federation but other religion may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the country
    • A. 

      Article 10

    • B. 

      Article 11

    • C. 

      Article 3

    • D. 

      Article 153

  • 25. 
    Federal Constitution incorporates traditional elements inherited from the pre colonial period which includes 
    1. the status of Malays Sultan as the reigning monarch
    2. Islam as the dominant religion in Malaya
    3. the use of Malay language
    4. special position of the Malays
    • A. 

      1,2,3 and 4

    • B. 

      2,3 and 4

    • C. 

      1,3 and 4

    • D. 

      1,2 and 3

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