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Total Defence Quiz

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Total Defence Quiz
What does the
" senang diri " mean?
a) stand at attention
b) move
c) stand at ease
d) stand upright
When did the last roadside hawker cease operations
Why was the Police MRT unit set up to patrol MRTs and LRTs?
Why is the ketupat (Malay rice dumpling) in a shape of a diamond?
stand at ease
Share your vision for
Which of the following words are linked to psychological defence?
National Day

Singapore Third Series Coins
Ouch! What should I do?
What makes a perfect dad?
What's BMT?
Are you happy with your home?
Superheroes in Singapore?
Do the first 30s of Great S'pore Workout!
Sing a verse from your
favourite NDP song
Share with us what is your favourite local food and tell us where can we get them.
Share with us one of your favourite places in Singapore for family outings.
The shape of the package facilitates moisture to drip away from the cooked rice.
Which aspect of Total Defence does this icon refer to?
Economic Defence
The Police MRT was set up in 2005 after the foiled plot to bomb the Yishun MRT station.
Which country is Singapore's Gurkha Contingent recruited from?
(a) India
(b) China
(c) Tibet
(d) Nepal
What is the TD theme for 2014?
(a) Because You Played a Part
(b) Stay Vigilant, Be Resilient
(c) What Will You Defend?
(d) Will You Stand With Me?
(a) Because You Played a Part
These Gurkhas possess the qualities best suited to service in the Contingent, specifically: physical and mental robustness, resourcefulness and an uncomplaining dependability.

Today, the Gurkha Contingent carries out many diverse roles for the Singapore Police Force. These roles are still very much related to the security tasks for which GC was originally formed.
How many aircraft carriers does the Singapore Navy currently employ?
Answer: 0
A modern aircraft carrier requires 5,000 - 6,000 people to staff!
When was the "Eat with your Family Day" campaign in Singapore launched?
(a) 2001
(b) 2002
(c) 2003
(d) 2004
(c) 2003
What is the key message that the 'PHF Slipper Race' is trying to promote to the wider community?
(a) To foster a healthy lifestyle
(b) To remember the hardwork that their ancesters have contributed to nation building
(c) To bond as a family unit
(d) To walk in the shoes of the less fortunate and endeavour to alleviate poverty (in Cambodia)
(d) To walk in the shoes of the less fortunate and endeavour to alleviate poverty (in Cambodia)
Do a simple line dance with your group.
Lend a helping hand
How many official religions do we have in Singapore?
(a) 7
(b) 8
(c) 9
(d) 10
Representatives from the Republic’s
religious faiths will give blessings during passing out parades of the SAF and before start of F1 race.
Which year, marked the end of the mandatory national service period of 30 months (ie: 2.5 years)?
(a) 2002
(b) 2003
(c) 2004
(d) 2005
During NDP, all military personnel will adorn different coloured berets on their heads (to represent the division they belong to). Which army divisions are symbolically represented by the Red, Khaki and Green berets?
Option B
Red - Commandos
Khaki - Guards
Green - Infantry
Are you proud to be a Singaporean?
How many years has it been since National Service was first implemented?
(a) 38
(b) 40
(c) 43
(d) 46
(d) 46
How many public warning signals are there?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5
(b) 3
The three signals are the 'All-Clear', 'Important Message' and 'Alarm' signals.
Which of the following is NOT a place where an air raid or bomb shelter can be found?
(a) Schools
(b) Public Swimming Pools
(c) Community Centres
(d) Basements of HDB blocks
(b) Public Swimming Pools
Other examples include newer HDB flats, Underground MRT stations and Basement Carparks.
What is the name of the award that recognizes employers who have shown exemplary support for the operational readiness of NSmen?

(a) Partners in Defence Award
(b) SAF Awards for Employers
(c) Defence Award for Employers
(d) Total Defence Awards
(d) Total Defence Awards
Some winners for over the years have included schools, multi-national industries, government bodies and a host of SMEs from various sectors - reflecting the varied support for the scheme
What ensures online content providers do not broadcast material that is regarded as threat to Singapore's racial and religious harmony?
(a) Sedition Act
(b) Internet Harmony Act
(c) Internet Code of Practice
(d) Internet Regulation Code
(c) Internet Code of Practice
The MDA still prefers a light-touch approach to regulation and to date, fewer than 30 cases have been reported.
What year is the video competition for schools, N.E. Mation, currently in?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9
(c) 8
This year's theme is "Because you played a part".
When was the last recorded Act of Terrorism in Singapore?
(a) 1987
(b) 1991
(c) 1998
(d) 2003
(c) 1991
26 March - Four Pakistanis hijack Singapore Airlines Flight 117 and demand the release of Pakistan Peoples Party members from Pakistani jails.
27 March - Members of the Singapore Special Operations Force storm Singapore Airlines Flight 117, killing all hijackers and freeing all passengers and crew members.
What symbolism is used in the Total Defence logo?
(a) Pillars of Samson
(b) Pillars of Creation
(c) The Hand
(d) Dominos
(c) The hand
It is the outline of a hand, symoblising action and representing unity and completeness. Total Defence will not be effective if any of the five fingers are missing
Why does the temperature exercise take place so regularly in schools?
(a) Healthcare is of prime importance for students
(b) Support the medical industry
(c) MOE likes to make life difficult for its students to build character
(d) SARS
In March 2003, Patient Zero unknowingly brought SARS back from Hong Kong. Patient Zero doesn't die from it but passes it on to many others. Her father was Singapore's first death. The danger that SARS presents is very real and temperature taking exercises helps us contain any possible outbreak.

(d) SARS
Who launched Total Defence Day in 1984?
(a) Mr Lee Kwan Yew
(b) Mr Lee Hisien Loong
(c) Mr Goh Chok Tong
(d) Dr Goh Keng Swee
(c) Mr Goh Chok Tong
(a) MacRitchie
(b) Singapore botanic gardens
(c) Gardens by the bay
(d) East Coast Park
(b) Singapore botanic gardens
This 30m tall Tembusu is probably as old as the Botanic gardens.
Where can the tree on the Singapore $5 note be found?
Refer to the picture. Who is this person?
(a) 1986
(b) 1987
(c) 1988
(d) 1989
(b) 1987
By 1987, with urbanisation and an obsession with cleanliness, the last of road hawkers were cleared.
Why did Singa the Courtesy Lion quit?
Singa the Lion wrote: "I quit. I need a long break, and you could probably use a break from me too. No one likes being nagged at, even if it's about being kind and gracious."
What was Sentosa previously named?
Pulau Belakang Mati
Why is there a bronze elephant outside the Arts House of Old Parliament?
It marked the close relations of our country to the Thais when King Chulalongkorn of Siam visited.
Is the Changi Airport built on reclaimed land?
What do you see as your role in building up Singapore?
Do you talk to your neighbours?
(b) Botanic Gardens
This 30m tall Tembusu is found in botanic gardens and is probably as old as the gardens.
Draw an object that represents Singapore
Recite the first 3 lines of our National Pledge in Chinese/ Malay/ Tamil.
Say thank you in 4 different languages (except English)
Mimic any one of these characters :
Barbarella/Leticia/Lulu from the Noose
Imagine you're a Parade Commander during NDP. Give basic commands to your men.
Home Tutor to share what she/he likes about Singapore
Give 5 reasons why Singapore is one of the best places to live in.
Explain what Total Defense means to you.
A hacker 'The Messiah' threatened 'war' with the Singapore government in October 2013.
What was his main point of contention?
(a) Internet Licensing Framework
(b) Public transportation
(c) Internet Code of Practice
(d) High cost of living

(a) Internet Licensing Framework
The alleged culprit, James Raj Arokiasamy, was arrested on November 4 last year, for allegedly hacking into websites using the moniker "The Messiah". Majority of Singaporeans, even those protesting the internet licensing framework, distanced themselves from his militant methods.
Which US-based published an editorial on the Little India Riots that received criticism from the Singapore government for not setting out the facts accurately?
(a) New York Times
(b) Washington Post
(c) The Atlantic
(d) Wall Street Journal
(a) New York Times
The editorial, Singapore’s Angry Migrant Workers, claimed that the Little India riot was caused by the frustration of migrant workers over their wages and living conditions. The government has objected to these claims, maintaining that the incident was spontaneous and was localized to the congregated Race Course Road area, not spreading to dorms or work sites.
A Randstad survey in January 2014 found out that Singaporeans workers are the most...
(a) Unhappy
(b) Well-paid
(c) Productive
(d) Efficient
(a) Unhappy
The top three reasons identified by the report as the cause of job dissatisfaction include misalignment with the company culture, having a difficult boss and being asked to do more in their role with less.
Refer to the picture. Where is this tower located?
a) Sentosa
b) Mt Faber
c) Toa Payoh Town Park
d) Labrador Park
c) Toa Payoh Town Park
Refer to the picture. Where is this located?
Toa Payoh
Name the last train station to alight at if you were to travel from the East to West side of Singapore by the East-West line.
Joo Koon
Name the housing area where the LRT service can be found.
Bukit Panjang
If you see a suspicious article or an unexploded bomb, you are to....

Dial 999 immediately and report to the police
Provide details of the shape, size, colour and location of the suspected article/bomb
do not touch or move the suspected bomb
move away from it and warn people in the area to stay away from the suspected bomb
Name one school facility in some secondary schools that can serve as a public shelter in times of emergency
basement air-rifle range
What does Istana mean?
Open House
The Istana grounds is open to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year; Deepavali; Hari Raya Puasa; Labour Day; and National Day. The Istana Open House is scheduled to be held on the following dates in 2014:

1. Chinese New Year (2nd Day) - 1 February 2014 (Saturday)
2. Labour Day (Actual Day) - 1 May 2014 Thursday)
3. Hari Raya Puasa & National Day - 2 August 2014 (Saturday)
4. Deepavali (Actual Day) - 23 October 2014 (Thursday)

What is the main role of the ceremonial guards at the Istana?

a) patrol
b) sentry
c) sniper
d) inspect
c) sentry
Name the war heroine of Singapore during WW2

a) Elizabeth Park
b) Elizabeth Choy
c) Elizabeth Lee
d) Elizabeth Goh
Elizabeth Choy
29 November 1910 - 14 September 2006. Elizabeth Choy was a Singaporean educator and councillor who is regarded as a war heroine in Singapore. Along with her husband, Choy Khun Heng, she supplied medicine, money and messages to prisoners-of-war interned in Changi Prison in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II
Name the war hero of Singapore during WW2

a) Lim Hup Seng
b) Lim Bo Seng
c) Lim Zu Yao
d) Lim Nam Ho
b) Lim Bo Seng
(27 April 1909 – 29 June 1944) was a Chinese resistance fighter based in Singapore and Malaya during World War II. He is regarded as a war hero in Singapore
Total Defence campaign marks its _____ anniversary this year.

a) 20th
b) 30th
c) 48th
d) 50th
b) 30th
What was the objective of Total Defense campaign?

a) to instil fear to our enemy
b) to strengthen our military defence
c) to remind Singaporeans of their roles in dealing with threats and challenges to Singapore
d) to commemorate the anniversary of the surrender of the British to the Japanese on February 15, 1942

c) to remind Singaporeans of their roles in dealing with threats and challenges to Singapore.
What does it mean to be proud of being Singaporean?
In a circle, share one way how you can play your part as a Singaporean .

Are you Happy?
Are you gracious enough?
Kami warganegara Singapura, sebagai rakyat yang bersatu padu, tidak kira apa bangsa, bahasa atau agama,
Woǒmen shì xinjiapoō gongmín,
shìyuan bù fen zhongzú, yányu, zongjiào,
tuánjié yizhì,
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