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Malaya and British Borneo dollar: Quiz


Question 1: Under the new agreement, the powers previously exercised by the British ________ were vested in the newly constituted Board.
Home SecretaryHarold MacmillanSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsSecretary of State for the Colonies

Question 2: When the ________ was devalued in November 1967, existing Malaya and British Borneo dollar banknotes (pegged at 2s.
Danish kroneEuroGibraltar poundPound sterling

Question 3: Throughout its lifetime, the Malayan and British North Bornean dollar had remained pegged with the ________ at 2s.
Danish kronePound sterlingGibraltar poundEuro

Question 4: This led to a general strike, or hartal, and riots in ________.
Butterworth, PenangPenangMalaysiaGeorge Town, Penang

Question 5: The Malaya and British Borneo dollar (known as the ringgit in Malay, Jawi:رڠڬيت) was the currency of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, ________ and Brunei from 1953 to 1967.
Federated Malay StatesNorth BorneoMalayan UnionStraits Settlements

Question 6: In 1967, the Malaya and British Borneo dollar was replaced by three new currencies: the Malaysian ringgit, the Singapore dollar and the ________, all at par.
New Taiwan dollarHong Kong dollarUnited States dollarBrunei dollar

Question 7: Like its predecessor, it was pegged at one dollar to 2 shillings 4 ________ sterling.
Cent (currency)Anglo-SaxonsUnited KingdomPenny

Question 8: Malaya continued to use this currency after independence in 1957 and the formation of ________ in 1963, as did Singapore after its independence in 1965.
BruneiPapua New GuineaPhilippinesMalaysia

Question 9: It was subdivided into 100 cents and replaced the Sarawak dollar, British North Borneo dollar and Malayan dollar (also used in Singapore and ________) at par.
Papua New GuineaMalaysiaCambodiaBrunei


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