Botanic Gardens (New) And The Spice Garden At Fort Canning

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Botanic Gardens (New) And The Spice Garden At Fort Canning

A quiz about Singapore's 1859 Botanic Gardens. It has an extensive range of plant species that are equivalent to the entire North American continent! And also the Spice Garden at Fort Canning. You have 30 min to answer all questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What plants are featured in the Eco-Garden?
    • A. 

      Rain Tree

    • B. 

      Cannon Ball Tree

    • C. 

      Tiger Orchids

    • D. 

      Spice plants such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper and ginger

  • 2. 
    Sapucaia nuts come from the
    • A. 

      Cannon Ball Tree

    • B. 

      Monkey Pot Tree

    • C. 

      Rain Tree

    • D. 

      Tembusu Tree

  • 3. 
    Sapucaia nuts are used in the manufacture of
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Chocolates

    • D. 

      Soap

  • 4. 
    The Rain tree from Central America is often called the five o'clock tree or sometimes termed as an 'office hour' tree because
    • A. 

      If there is a drop in humidity, the leaves will fold and close.

    • B. 

      If the sky is overcast.

    • C. 

      At sunset, the leaves will fold and assume a drooping 'sleep' position.

    • D. 

      All of the above options are true.

  • 5. 
    What tree is used for making chewing gum?
    • A. 

      Rain tree

    • B. 

      Double Coconut

    • C. 

      Kapok tree

    • D. 

      Jelutong tree

  • 6. 
    Eric Holttum is noted for his contribution to
    • A. 

      Orchid experimentation and planting

    • B. 

      The development of the rubber industry

    • C. 

      The building and construction of an orchid garden

    • D. 

      The construction of the Eco-Lake

  • 7. 
    Vanda Miss Joaquim was discovered in
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1888

    • C. 

      1893

    • D. 

      1875

  • 8. 
    The Tiger Orchhid is the largest in the world and can grow up to
    • A. 

      1 metre long

    • B. 

      2 metres long

    • C. 

      3 metres long

    • D. 

      4 metres long

  • 9. 
    Rare orchids are displayed in
    • A. 

      Yuen-Peng McNiece Bromeliad House

    • B. 

      The Burkhill Hall

    • C. 

      VIP Orchid Garden

    • D. 

      Tan Hoon Siang Mist House

  • 10. 
    Which plant can be used as a substitute for betel?
    • A. 

      Bamboo orchid

    • B. 

      Double Coconut

    • C. 

      Pigeon orchid

    • D. 

      Nibung palm

  • 11. 
    The nutmeg tree is a native plant of
    • A. 

      Papua New Guinea

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Sumatra

    • D. 

      The Spice Islands

  • 12. 
    Essential oils are extracted from the fruits of nutmeg tree and are used in medicines 
    • A. 

      As a mild laxative

    • B. 

      As an antispetic for toothaches

    • C. 

      As an aphrodisiac

    • D. 

      To relieve disorders, rheumatism and flatulence

  • 13. 
    Cloves are used
    • A. 

      For the treatment of rheumatism

    • B. 

      As a germicide

    • C. 

      As a tonic for childbirth

    • D. 

      In the production of cigarettes

  • 14. 
    One of the spices you can use for toothache is
    • A. 

      Tamarind

    • B. 

      Cinnamon

    • C. 

      Keluak

    • D. 

      Clove

  • 15. 
    The wood of this tree is used in the making of fragrant joss sticks.
    • A. 

      Nutmeg

    • B. 

      Clove

    • C. 

      Cinnamon

    • D. 

      Kayu Manis

  • 16. 
     It is believed that one of the herbal values of the fruit of Parkai speciosa (Petai) is that it
    • A. 

      Could cleanse the kidneys

    • B. 

      Is good as a tonic after childbirth

    • C. 

      Has a reputation for strengthening the liver and lung

    • D. 

      Is good for the treatment of ear-ache

  • 17. 
    Tamarind is widely used in
    • A. 

      Steak sauces

    • B. 

      Tomato sauces

    • C. 

      Fish sauces

    • D. 

      Apple sauces

  • 18. 
    Screw pines are known locally as
    • A. 

      Cinnamon

    • B. 

      Pokok assam Gelugor

    • C. 

      Sukun

    • D. 

      Pandan leaves

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