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Question 1: Indians in Singapore—defined as persons of South Asian paternal ancestry—form 9% of the country's citizens and permanent residents, making them ________'s third largest ethnic group.

Question 2: The first Indians in Singapore were 120 sepoys in the Bengal Native Infantry and a 'bazaar contingent' of washermen, servants and others who came with ________ on his first visit in 1819.
Johor SultanateStamford RafflesBritish EmpireMalaysia

Question 3: As a ________, participants carry 'kavadis' along a processional route.
Lord's PrayerCatholic ChurchAbsolutionPenance

Question 4: For example, Sri Lankan Tamils and ________ formed the core of the English educated middle and upper classes.
Mundum NeriyathumKeralaMalayaliMalayalam literature

Question 5: The great variety of Singapore food includes Indian food, which tends to be ________ and especially local Tamil Muslim cuisine, although North Indian food has become more visible recently.
South Indian cuisineIndian Chinese cuisineAssamese cuisineTamil cuisine

Question 6: Pre-colonial Singapore was part of 'Indianised Kingdoms' like Srivijaya and the Majapahit, which formed part of a cultural region known as ________.
Greater IndiaSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaPala Empire

Question 7: The 1915 Singapore Mutiny, also known as the 1915 Sepoy Mutiny, was an incident concerning 850 sepoys (Indian soldiers) who mutinied against the British on 15 February 1915 in Singapore, as part of the ________ (not to be mistaken for the Indian Mutiny of 1857).
Ghadar ConspiracyVishnu Ganesh PingleRevolutionary movement for Indian independenceHindu–German Conspiracy

Question 8: Kuala Lumpur; New York, N.Y.: ________.
Oxford University PressJohn Fell (clergyman)LondonUnited Kingdom

Question 9: For instance, the ________ community built the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple at Ceylon Road, while the Chettiar community set up the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple at Tank Road.
Sri Lankan Tamil peopleTamil peopleSri Lankan Tamil diasporaSinhalese people

Question 10: [10] Singapore's two most important pre-colonial artefacts are the Singapore Stone, which is inscribed with an ________, and a gold armlet bearing the motif of a Hindu 'kala' head.
Khmer scriptBrāhmī scriptTibetan scriptBrahmic family of scripts


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