Racial Harmony Day Quiz

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The British Council in Singapore is celebrating Racial Harmony Day. Stand a chance to win $50 worth of prizes!* To qualify for a chance to win, you must answer at least 4 out of 5 questions correctly. You are allowed multiple attempts, but your name will only be counted once. Good luck! *Contest terms and conditions: 1. Participant must be residing in Singapore. 2. Limited to one entry per person. 3. The winners will be selected through a lucky draw and contacted via email. 4. This contest ends at 5pm on Thursday 26 July 2012. 5. The British Council reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time prior to awarding the prizes. The British Council also reserves the right to


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Diversity is sometimes likened to a bowl of salad: each ingredient retains its unique taste but together they create a rich medley. What is this Singaporean salad called?
    • A. 

      Yong Tau Foo

    • B. 

      Rojak

    • C. 

      Raffles' Salad

  • 2. 
    Ever since 1997, schools across the island have celebrated Racial Harmony Day on 21 July each year. What is the purpose for this?
    • A. 

      To nurture the spirit of friendship among different groups of people.

    • B. 

      To celebrate Singapore’s success as a harmonious nation and society built on rich diversity.

    • C. 

      To bring to the students a greater sense of the historical importance of Singapore.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is false?
    • A. 

      Koreans consider it rude to cross your legs in front of elders.

    • B. 

      In Chinese families, it is common that younger siblings cannot address older siblings by name.

    • C. 

      The father of a Hindu bride applies a red dot on the bride's forehead during the wedding ceremony as a blessing.

    • D. 

      If you live in Singapore public housing, the Ethnic Integration Policy ensures that you will always have a neighbour who is of a minority group living on the same floor.

  • 4. 
    What is Sepak Takraw?
    • A. 

      A spicy Peranakan dish.

    • B. 

      A dialect spoken by Eurasians in Singapore.

    • C. 

      A game traditionally played by Malays that combines the teamwork of volleyball, the dexterity of football and the fine finish of badminton.

  • 5. 
    Why do the Chinese eat tang yuan (glutinous rice balls) during the Yuan Xiao Festival (Lantern Festival)?
    • A. 

      To symbolise ‘sweet reunion’ – harmony and unity

    • B. 

      To symbolise prosperity

    • C. 

      To invite good health

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not associated with Eurasians?
    • A. 

      European and Asian intermarriages.

    • B. 

      Kuih Tutu – a rapidly steamed snack made with rice flour filled with either ground peanut and sugar or shredded coconut and served on pandan leaves.

    • C. 

      Kristang language – a Portuguese creole.

    • D. 

      Sogee cake – a dense cake made with semolina (a type of wheat), much like European Sand cake.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not etiquette to observe at places of worship in Singapore?
    • A. 

      Remove footwear before entering mosques and temples.

    • B. 

      Eating and drinking is usually prohibited.

    • C. 

      Taking photos at religious sites is generally acceptable.

  • 8. 
    Besides food and drink, what else must Muslims abstain from when they are fasting?
    • A. 

      Watching television

    • B. 

      Smoking

    • C. 

      Sleeping on soft mattresses

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