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The countries that make up ASEAN have a vast history and share one thing with each other, the need to co-exist peacefully with each other. The quiz below is designed to see what you know so far about the organization and the countries that encompass it. Give it a try and test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the president of Vietnam from the period 1890 - 1969?

    • A.

      Nguyen Minh Triet

    • B.

      Uncle Ho

    • C.

      Le Duc Anh

    • D.

      Uncle Sam

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncle Ho
    Explanation
    Uncle Ho is the colloquial name given to the president and prime minister of Vietnam, Ho Chi Min from 1890-1969. He led the Viet Minh independence movement

    Nguyen Minh Triet is the current president of Vietnam. Presidency of Vietnam is a ceremonial position and the Prime Minister oversees the daily workings of the government.

    Le Duc Anh is a former president of Vietnam from the period 1992 - 1997.

    Uncle Sam is the national personification of the US government.

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  • 2. 

    Which city is the capital of Vietnam?

    • A.

      Ho Chi Min

    • B.

      Hai Phong

    • C.

      Da Nang

    • D.

      Hanoi

    Correct Answer
    D. Hanoi
    Explanation
    Hanoi is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Vietnam. It is located in the northern part of the country and serves as the political, cultural, and economic center of Vietnam. Hanoi has a rich history and is known for its beautiful architecture, vibrant street life, and numerous historical landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the largest city of Vietnam?

    • A.

      Thanh Pho Ho Chih Min

    • B.

      Hanoi

    • C.

      Hai Phong

    • D.

      Da Nang

    Correct Answer
    A. Thanh Pho Ho Chih Min
    Explanation
    Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, is the largest city in Vietnam. It is located in the southern part of the country and serves as the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. With a population of over 8 million people, it is a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant street life, historical landmarks, and modern skyscrapers. Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Da Nang are also major cities in Vietnam, but they are not as populous or as large as Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • 4. 

    The language that most Myanmar speak is:

    • A.

      Myanmar

    • B.

      Burmese

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Shan

    Correct Answer
    B. Burmese
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Burmese because it is the official language of Myanmar and the most widely spoken language in the country. It is spoken by the majority of the population and is used in government, education, and media.

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  • 5. 

    What is Myanmar’s currency known as?

    • A.

      Riel

    • B.

      Ding

    • C.

      Dong

    • D.

      Kyat

    Correct Answer
    D. Kyat
    Explanation
    Myanmar's currency is known as Kyat.

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  • 6. 

    What is the famous landmark that is pictured on the Cambodian national flag?

    Correct Answer
    Angkor Wat
    Explanation
    Angkor Wat is a famous temple complex in Cambodia and is considered the largest religious monument in the world. It is a significant symbol of Cambodian culture and history. The temple's image is featured on the Cambodian national flag, representing the country's rich heritage and architectural marvels.

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  • 7. 

    Who is/ are the office bearers in Laos?

    • A.

      Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh only

    • B.

      Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung only

    • C.

      President Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh

    • D.

      Prime Minister General Thein Sein

    Correct Answer
    C. President Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is President Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh. This answer implies that the office bearers in Laos are both the President and the Prime Minister.

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  • 8. 

    On which island of the Philippines are the famous Chocolate Hills located?

    • A.

      Luzon

    • B.

      Cebu

    • C.

      Panglao

    • D.

      Bohol

    Correct Answer
    D. Bohol
    Explanation
    The famous Chocolate Hills are located on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. These unique geological formations consist of more than 1,000 hills that are evenly spread across the landscape. During the dry season, the grass on the hills turns brown, giving them a chocolate-like appearance, hence the name "Chocolate Hills." Bohol is known for its natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines.

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  • 9. 

    In which year and city did the People Power Revolution of the Philippines occur?

    • A.

      1986, Manila

    • B.

      1972, Manila

    • C.

      1986, Quezon City

    • D.

      1985, Quezon City

    Correct Answer
    C. 1986, Quezon City
    Explanation
    The People Power Revolution or the Yellow Revolution was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986. These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world".

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  • 10. 

    One of the popular songs of the Philippines is the love song Dahil Sa Iyo. Literally translated it means:

    • A.

      I love you

    • B.

      Because of you

    • C.

      Words of love

    • D.

      You're my everything

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because of you." This is because the phrase "Dahil Sa Iyo" in Filipino translates to "Because of you" in English. This love song expresses the idea that the singer loves someone because of that person's presence or influence in their life.

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  • 11. 

    The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed by:

    • A.

      8 August 1957 by Indonesia

    • B.

      8 August 1957 by Philippines

    • C.

      8 August 1967 by Indonesia

    • D.

      8 August 1967 by Philippines

    Correct Answer
    C. 8 August 1967 by Indonesia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 August 1967 by Indonesia. ASEAN was formed on this date as a regional intergovernmental organization with the aim of promoting economic growth, social progress, and cultural development among its member countries. It was initially composed of five founding members, including Indonesia. The formation of ASEAN was a significant step towards fostering regional cooperation and integration in Southeast Asia.

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  • 12. 

    What is the motto of Brunei?

    • A.

      For God, People, Nature and Nation

    • B.

      Unity in Diversity

    • C.

      Always in service with God's guidance

    • D.

      Unity is Strength

    Correct Answer
    C. Always in service with God's guidance
    Explanation
    The motto of Brunei is "Always in service with God's guidance." This motto reflects the country's commitment to serving its people and nation, while seeking guidance from God. It emphasizes the importance of religious faith and the belief that serving others is a fundamental aspect of Brunei's identity and values.

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  • 13. 

     Indonesia’s largest islands, in order of size, are as follows:

    • A.

      Sumatra, Celebes & Java

    • B.

      Java, Sumatra & Halmahera

    • C.

      Ceram, Sumatra & Flores

    • D.

      Sumatra, Java & Flores

    Correct Answer
    A. Sumatra, Celebes & Java
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sumatra, Celebes, and Java. This is because the question is asking for the largest islands in Indonesia in order of size. According to the given options, Sumatra is the largest, followed by Celebes (also known as Sulawesi), and then Java.

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  • 14. 

    In which year did Malaysia achieve independence?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1957

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1956

    Correct Answer
    B. 1957
    Explanation
    In 1957, Malaysia achieved independence. This marked the end of British colonial rule in Malaysia and the establishment of the Federation of Malaya as a sovereign and independent nation. The independence of Malaysia was a significant milestone in the country's history and paved the way for its development and progress as a nation.

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  • 15. 

    The federal administrative capital of Malaysia is located in:

    • A.

      Putraraya, Kuala Lumpur

    • B.

      Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

    • C.

      Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    • D.

      Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur

    Correct Answer
    B. Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur
    Explanation
    Putrajaya is the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. It is a planned city located south of Kuala Lumpur. The city was constructed to alleviate the overcrowding in Kuala Lumpur and to serve as the administrative center of the country. It houses many government offices, including the Prime Minister's office, and is also home to various landmarks and attractions. Kuala Lumpur, on the other hand, is the capital city of Malaysia and is known for its iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the Parliament House. However, the federal administrative capital is specifically located in Putrajaya.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following countries does Thailand share borders with?

    • A.

      Laos, Cambodia & Burma

    • B.

      Malaysia & Burma

    • C.

      Laos & Cambodia

    • D.

      Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia & Burma

    Correct Answer
    D. Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia & Burma
    Explanation
    Thailand shares borders with Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma. This means that it is geographically connected to these four countries, indicating that they share a common boundary.

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  • 17. 

    For a male, what is the correct form of greeting to use in traditional Thai culture?

    • A.

      "Sawaddekarp" accompanied with the Wai gesture (bowing with palms closed)

    • B.

      "Sawaddekha" accompanied with the Wai gesture (bowing with palms closed)

    • C.

      "Bang!" accompanied with one hand on the head, fingers touching forehead

    • D.

      "Anyong haseyo" accompanied with a smile

    Correct Answer
    A. "Sawaddekarp" accompanied with the Wai gesture (bowing with palms closed)
    Explanation
    In traditional Thai culture, the correct form of greeting for a male is "Sawaddekarp" accompanied with the Wai gesture (bowing with palms closed). The Wai gesture is a sign of respect and is commonly used in Thailand to greet others. "Sawaddekarp" is the appropriate greeting for males, while "Sawaddekha" is the greeting used by females. The other options mentioned, such as "Bang!" accompanied with one hand on the head, fingers touching forehead, or "Anyong haseyo" accompanied with a smile, are not traditional Thai greetings and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following countries celebrate national day in August?

    • A.

      Singapore & Malaysia only

    • B.

      Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia only

    • C.

      Laos, Singapore & Malaysia only

    • D.

      Philippines, Singapore & Malaysia only

    Correct Answer
    B. Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia only
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia only. This is because these three countries celebrate their national day in August.

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  • 19. 

    Identify which ASEAN country this flag belongs to.

    Correct Answer
    Laos
    Lao
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Laos. The flag belongs to Laos, which is a country in the ASEAN region. The flag features three horizontal stripes of red, blue, and red, with a white circle in the center containing a depiction of a traditional Lao house. The colors represent the solidarity and determination of the Lao people, while the white circle symbolizes the purity and integrity of the nation.

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  • 20. 

    Identify which ASEAN country this flag belongs to.

    Correct Answer
    Thailand
    Explanation
    The flag belongs to Thailand because it features five horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue, with the red stripe being the widest. This flag design is unique to Thailand and is easily recognizable as the national flag of the country.

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  • 21. 

    Identify which ASEAN country this flag belongs to.

    Correct Answer
    Myanmar
    Myanmmar
    Myannmar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Myanmar. The other two options, Myanmmar and Myannmar, are likely misspellings of Myanmar.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is not one of the political parties in Singapore?

    • A.

      People's Action Party

    • B.

      Worker's Party of Singapore

    • C.

      Democratic Progressive Alliance

    • D.

      Singapore Democratic Party

    Correct Answer
    C. Democratic Progressive Alliance
  • 23. 

    What is a tatami traditionally used for?

    • A.

      A basic flavouring used in Japanese cuisine

    • B.

      A kind of toy that Pan Pan plays with

    • C.

      Traditional beds used in Japanese households

    • D.

      A mat used as flooring material in Japanese style rooms

    Correct Answer
    D. A mat used as flooring material in Japanese style rooms
    Explanation
    A tatami is traditionally used as a mat for flooring in Japanese style rooms. It is a traditional and integral part of Japanese architecture and interior design. Tatami mats are made of rice straw and covered with woven rush grass, providing a soft and comfortable surface to sit, sleep, and walk on. They also help to define the layout and flow of the room and are often used in tea houses, traditional Japanese homes, and other traditional spaces.

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  • 24. 

    What is the norm to do/ bring when using the Grand Bath?

    • A.

      Wear at least a swimsuit/ swimming trunk when inside the bathroom

    • B.

      Bring only a bath towel to cover your bare essentials

    • C.

      Bring your shower foam and bucket/ scoop

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above" because the question is asking about the norm to do or bring when using the Grand Bath. However, none of the options provided in the question are related to the norms of using the Grand Bath. Therefore, the correct answer is that there is no specific norm mentioned in the given options.

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  • 25. 

    Clear communication incorporates which of the following characteristics?

    • A.

      Cooperative, credible, diverting

    • B.

      Cooperative, credible, complimentary

    • C.

      Cooperative, considerate, evaluating

    • D.

      Commanding, considerate, complimentary

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooperative, credible, complimentary
    Explanation
    Clear communication incorporates characteristics that are cooperative, credible, and complimentary. Being cooperative means working together and being willing to listen and collaborate. Credibility is important in communication as it establishes trust and reliability. Complimentary characteristics involve being positive, supportive, and giving praise or recognition. By incorporating these characteristics, clear communication can be achieved, where ideas are effectively conveyed, understood, and received by others.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is not a healthy method to adopt for stress management?

    • A.

      Meditation

    • B.

      Dietary measures like taking vitamin supplements

    • C.

      Deep breathing

    • D.

      Bingeing

    Correct Answer
    D. Bingeing
    Explanation
    Bingeing is not a healthy method to adopt for stress management because it involves excessive and uncontrollable consumption of food or other substances. This can lead to negative physical and emotional effects, such as weight gain, guilt, and an unhealthy relationship with food. In contrast, meditation, dietary measures like taking vitamin supplements, and deep breathing are all commonly recommended and effective strategies for managing stress in a healthy way.

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  • 27. 

    For clarity when speaking to the media, always assume minimal knowledge but maximum intelligence; hence avoid using _____________ like SSEAYP, NUS, SMU. Do not ramble or simply respond to a question, instead you should be prepared, stay focused on the facts and most importantly, be yourself.

    Correct Answer
    jargon
    short form
    acronym
    acronyms
    short forms
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that when speaking to the media, one should avoid using jargon, short forms, and acronyms like SSEAYP, NUS, SMU. This is because the media may have minimal knowledge about these terms, but they are assumed to have maximum intelligence. It is important to be clear, focused on the facts, and authentic when communicating with the media.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is not one of the four education goals in C2015?

    • A.

      Caring Person

    • B.

      Concerned Citizen

    • C.

      Self-directed Learner

    • D.

      Active Contributor

    Correct Answer
    A. Caring Person
    Explanation
    The goal of becoming a caring person is not one of the four education goals in C2015. The other three goals, concerned citizen, self-directed learner, and active contributor, are mentioned as the goals in C2015.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is what you should not do on board Fuji Maru?

    • A.

      Drink water directly from the tap

    • B.

      Drink 500ml of water after alcohol consumption before sleeping

    • C.

      Soak in the grand bath up to the waist for 25 minutes

    • D.

      Wear sandals

    Correct Answer
    A. Drink water directly from the tap
    Explanation
    Drinking water directly from the tap on board Fuji Maru is not recommended because the water may not be safe for consumption. It is always advisable to drink bottled water or water that has been properly filtered or treated to avoid any potential health risks.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following is advised in terms of grooming and social etiquette?

    • A.

      Have pattern combination of clothes

    • B.

      Match blue with orange for clothing

    • C.

      Do not pass an object over the head of a Thai

    • D.

      Keep arms behind one’s back when talking to someone

    Correct Answer
    C. Do not pass an object over the head of a Thai
    Explanation
    Passing an object over the head of a Thai is advised against in terms of grooming and social etiquette. This is because in Thai culture, the head is considered sacred and passing an object over someone's head is seen as disrespectful. It is important to be aware of cultural norms and practices when it comes to social etiquette, and avoiding actions that may be considered offensive or disrespectful in a particular culture is essential.

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  • 31. 

    Please fill in the blanks (just the words only) for what should be said when making a self-introduction in Japanese. ____________ (Meaning: Nice to meet you for he first time). Watashi wa Yining desu. ____________oneigaishimasu (Meaning: Please take care of me)

    Correct Answer
    Hajimemashite yoroshiku
    Hajime mashite yoroshiku
    hajimemaashite yoroshiku
    hajimemashite yoroshikuu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hajimemashite yoroshiku". This phrase is commonly used in Japanese when making a self-introduction for the first time. It translates to "Nice to meet you for the first time." The other options provided are variations of the correct phrase, but they contain spelling or pronunciation errors.

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  • 32. 

    The next 5 questions are part of the continuation of one passage.One of the characteristics that makes Singapore a successful tourism hub is its compactness, where icons and attractions are literally within walking distance. Take the Marina Bay tourism precinct for example, with one of the world's tallest ferris wheel the ______ ______ (2 words),

    Correct Answer
    Singapore flyer
    Singapore flyers
    Explanation
    Singapore is known for being a successful tourism hub due to its compactness, where icons and attractions are easily accessible by foot. One example of this is the Marina Bay tourism precinct, which features the Singapore Flyer, one of the world's tallest ferris wheels. The correct answer is "Singapore flyer" or "Singapore flyers."

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  • 33. 

    Showcase of water conservation innovation the ___________ ___________ (2 words),

    Correct Answer
    Marina barrage
    Marina barage
    Marine barrage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Marina barrage, Marina barage, Marine barrage". These three options refer to a structure called Marina Barrage, which is a showcase of water conservation innovation. The Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore that forms a freshwater reservoir and also acts as a tidal barrier to prevent flooding in the city. It is an example of sustainable water management and serves as a recreational space for the public.

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  • 34. 

    The route of the world's first _________ _______ (2 words) night race winding its way through the heart of the city, all a stone's throw away from one another.

    Correct Answer
    formula one
    formula 1
    formulae one
    formulae 1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "formula one, formula 1, formulae one, formulae 1". The question is asking for the route of the world's first night race, which is known as the Formula One race. The race takes place in the heart of the city and the route is designed in such a way that all the locations are very close to each other.

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  • 35. 

    Not to mention, exciting upcoming projects including the ________ ________ ________ (3 words), slated for completion in early 2010, bringing the Las Vegas lights to Singapore.

    Correct Answer
    Marina Bay Sands
    marina bay sand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Marina Bay Sands". This is a famous resort and casino located in Singapore. The sentence mentions "exciting upcoming projects" and the completion date of early 2010, which suggests that the answer refers to a specific project that was being built at that time. Additionally, the mention of "bringing the Las Vegas lights to Singapore" indicates that the project is related to entertainment and possibly a casino, which aligns with the Marina Bay Sands resort.

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  • 36. 

    As well as the mega _______-_______-_______-________ (4 words) project with phase I slated for completion in early 2011. Some fo the unique features to look out for include cool conservatories for temperate flora and Super trees which are artificial structures acting as hanging gardens, rainwater catchces, night time lighting, bar and restaurant venues, and shade providers for the parthways below.

    Correct Answer
    gardens by the bay
    garden by the bay
    gardens by the bays
    garden by the bays
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gardens by the bay, garden by the bay, gardens by the bays, garden by the bays." The question is asking for the correct names of the project, which is "gardens by the bay." The other options are variations of the correct name, with different pluralizations and word order.

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