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Some singapore facts


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  • 1. 

    The name "Singapore" is derived from Sanskrit. What is the meaning?

    • A.

      Lion city

    • B.

      Dragon city

    • C.

      Dolphin city

    • D.

      Tiger city

    • E.

      Fish city

    Correct Answer
    A. Lion city
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lion city". The name "Singapore" is derived from the Sanskrit words "Singa" meaning lion and "Pura" meaning city. This name was given to the island by a Sumatran prince who saw a lion during his visit and believed it to be a good omen. The lion also represents strength and bravery, which are qualities associated with Singapore.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of Singapore’s International Airport?

    • A.

      Orange International Airport

    • B.

      Kiwi International Airport

    • C.

      Changi International Airport

    • D.

      Shinchi International Airport

    • E.

      Peanut Brittle International Airport

    Correct Answer
    C. Changi International Airport
    Explanation
    Changi International Airport is the correct answer because it is the actual name of Singapore's international airport. The other options (Orange International Airport, Kiwi International Airport, Shinchi International Airport, Peanut Brittle International Airport) are not the correct names of any existing airports in Singapore.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following places is NOT in Singapore?

    • A.

      Little chipmunk

    • B.

      Little tokyo

    • C.

      Little china town

    Correct Answer
    B. Little tokyo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "little tokyo" because there is no neighborhood or area called "little tokyo" in Singapore. Singapore is known for its diverse cultural neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Little India, but there is no specific area dedicated to Japanese culture like "little tokyo".

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  • 4. 

    Who founded the first British colony in Singapore?

    • A.

      Sir Thomas Stamford Winner

    • B.

      Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

    • C.

      Michael Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
    Explanation
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the founder of the first British colony in Singapore. Raffles was a British statesman and Lieutenant-Governor of the British colony of Java. In 1819, he established a trading post on the island of Singapore, which later developed into a thriving British settlement. Raffles played a crucial role in the development and modernization of Singapore, making him a significant figure in its history.

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  • 5. 

    What language is the medium of instructions in Singapore schools?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Chinese

    • C.

      Singaporean

    • D.

      Japanese

    • E.

      Cantonese

    Correct Answer
    A. English
    Explanation
    The medium of instruction in Singapore schools is English. This means that English is the main language used for teaching and communication in schools in Singapore.

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  • 6. 

    If you are in Singapore and you decide to go “go across the causeway”, what are you planning to do?

    • A.

      Go to europe

    • B.

      Go to south africa

    • C.

      Go to malaysia

    Correct Answer
    C. Go to malaysia
    Explanation
    If you are in Singapore and you decide to "go across the causeway", you are planning to go to Malaysia. The causeway refers to the Johor-Singapore Causeway, a bridge that connects Singapore and Malaysia. So, "going across the causeway" means crossing the bridge and entering Malaysia.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the famous street that runs through Singapore’s main commercial district?

    • A.

      Orange road

    • B.

      Orchard road

    • C.

      Rose road

    Correct Answer
    B. Orchard road
    Explanation
    Orchard Road is the correct answer because it is a famous street that runs through Singapore's main commercial district. It is known for its upscale shopping malls, luxury hotels, and entertainment venues. Orchard Road is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, making it a significant landmark in Singapore's bustling cityscape.

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  • 8. 

    Singapore's most popular tourist attraction is an island which is completely covered in amusement parks and museums. What is the name of this island?

    • A.

      Dolphin island

    • B.

      Fun island

    • C.

      Sentosa island

    • D.

      Haowa island

    Correct Answer
    C. Sentosa island
    Explanation
    Sentosa Island is the correct answer because it is a well-known tourist attraction in Singapore that is famous for its amusement parks and museums. It offers a wide range of entertainment options such as Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds. The island is easily accessible from the mainland and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists visiting Singapore.

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  • 9. 

    Singapore doesn't have a subway system

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The statement "Singapore doesn't have a subway system" is incorrect. Singapore does have a subway system called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). The MRT is a rapid transit system that serves the city-state of Singapore, providing efficient and convenient transportation for residents and visitors alike. It consists of several lines that connect various parts of the city, making it easy to travel around Singapore using the subway. Therefore, the correct answer is "no."

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  • 10. 

    What nickname has the city unofficially been referred to as since the 1980s?

    • A.

      The weird city

    • B.

      The clean city

    • C.

      the super city

    • D.

      The fine city

    • E.

      The great city

    Correct Answer
    D. The fine city
    Explanation
    Since the 1980s, the city has been unofficially referred to as "the fine city." This nickname suggests that the city is excellent or of high quality. It could be a reflection of the city's well-maintained infrastructure, cleanliness, or overall positive reputation.

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