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Participation of Ceylon in World War II: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ and Ceylon Navy Volunteer Reserve were mobilized and expanded.
Ceylon Defence ForceSri Lanka ArtillerySri Lanka Light InfantrySri Lanka Army

Question 2: After the fall of Singapore the Royal Navy's East Indies Station was moved to ________ and then to Trincomalee.
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteJa-ElaKandyColombo

Question 3: After ________, the British colonial authorities reacted in panic (as revealed in secret files released many decades later) and the LSSP State Council members N.M.

Question 4: Propaganda was carried out among the troops, ________ and British as well as indigenous with little effect.
CanadaAustraliaBarbadosUnited Kingdom

Question 5: After the outbreak of the Second World War, in the British Crown Colony of ________ (Sri Lanka), the government of Sir Baron Jayatilleke assured the British king and his majesty's government of its continued support.
MalaysiaMaldivesPakistanSri Lanka

Question 6: Among Buddhists, there was disgust that Buddhist monks of German origin were interned as 'enemy aliens' whereas German and Italian ________ priests were not.
Catholic ChurchPope Gregory IPopePope John Paul II

Question 7: Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon with Air Vice Marshal John D'Albaic Air Officer Commanding and Admiral Sir Sir James Somerville appointed commander of the ________.
Pacific WarRegia MarinaEastern FleetEast African Campaign (World War II)

Question 8: The Royal Navy maintained naval installations in Trincomalee and the ________ (RAF) had established an aerodrome in China Bay, Trincomalee long before the war.
British Armed ForcesLuftwaffeRoyal Air ForceBritish Army

Question 9: The fixed land defences consisted of four ________ at Colombo and five at Trincomalee, these were established just before the war.
Gun turretBunkerCoastal artilleryFortification

Question 10: An armed ________ party that went to restore 'law and order' was disarmed by the workers.
PoliceCommon lawShariaCivil law (legal system)


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