Road To Independence

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Independence Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When PAP was set up in November 1954, what were its aims? (choose 2)
    • A. 

      Aimed for self-government for Singapore by 1954

    • B. 

      Aimed for an independent, democratic, socialist Singapore through merger

    • C. 

      Equal citizenship rights for all races

    • D. 

      Supported government’s promotion of English education

  • 2. 
    When (date) was independence achieved when Singapore joined Malaya to form Malaysia?
  • 3. 
    Why did Singapore favour the merger?
  • 4. 
    Why was the Common Market not set up?
    • A. 

      Central government was not convinced of the benefits of such a market

    • B. 

      There was no need for such a market after the merger as there are no taxes

    • C. 

      Central Government was not keen to promote new industries in Singapore

    • D. 

      Malaya would not benefit anything from the Common Market as it was only useful to Singapore

  • 5. 
    How did racial tensions arise after the merger?
  • 6. 
    What was meant by 'Malaysian Malaysia'
    • A. 

      Only Malaysians are able to enjoy privileges

    • B. 

      Only special rights are granted to Malays living in Malaysia

    • C. 

      All citizens of Malaysia, regardless of race or religion, are to be equally treated

    • D. 

      Only Malaysians are allowed in live in Malaysia

  • 7. 
    Why was Singapore was unwilling to separate from Malaysia when the Tunku decided that Singapore shoud be separated from her?
    • A. 

      Lee Kuan Yew did not believe that separation was the only way out

    • B. 

      Lee Kuan Yew wanted Singapore to remain as part of Malaysia