Malaysia Quiz

malaysia quiz

Malaysia general knowledge quiz about its history, geography, politics, culture, places, people and trivia.

Which iconic twin towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, a popular tourist attraction?
(a) People Tower
(b) The Malay Pride
(c) Petronas Twin Towers
(d) Malaysia House

Answer. (c)

Which European colonial power established its presence in Malaysia during the 16th century, influencing its history for centuries?
(a) British Empire
(b) French Empire
(c) Portuguese Empire
(d) Spanish Empire

Answer. (c)

Which conflict saw the Federation of Malaya combating a communist insurgency from 1948 to 1960, ultimately leading to the establishment of Malaysia?
(a) Korean-Malaysia War
(b) Malay-Singapore War
(c) Malayan Emergency
(d) Malay Civil War

Answer. (c)

Which Malaysian city is known for its historic Georgetown area, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
(a) Kuala Lumpur
(b) Kota Kinabalu
(c) Ipoh
(d) Penang

Answer. (d)

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In which city can you find the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building?
(a) Kuala Lumpur
(b) Malacca City
(c) George Town
(d) Ipoh

Answer. (a)

Which of the following climate types is commonly found in Malaysia?
(a) Mediterranean climate
(b) Desert climate
(c) Tropical rainforest climate
(d) Subarctic climate

Answer. (c)

Which term is used to describe the process of performing a series of choreographed silat martial arts movements?
(a) Pencak
(b) Randai
(c) Silek
(d) Jurus

Answer. (a)

Malaysia is composed of two main regions separated by the South China Sea. What are these two regions called?
(a) Eastern Malaysia and Western Malaysia
(b) Northern Malaysia and Southern Malaysia
(c) Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia
(d) Mainland Malaysia and Island Malaysia

Answer. (c)

Which Malaysian fruit is known for its strong smell but delicious taste?
(a) Mango
(b) Durian
(c) Rambutan
(d) Pineapple

Answer. (b)

Which cultural practice in Malaysia involves a unique style of martial arts?
(a) Silat
(b) Kuda Kepang
(c) Wayang Kulit
(d) Zapin

Answer. (a)

What is the official religion of Malaysia?
(a) Buddhism
(b) Hinduism
(c) Islam
(d) Christianity

Answer. (c)

Who is the former Prime Minister of Malaysia known for his leadership during the country’s modernization period and the “Look East” policy?
(a) Mahathir Mohamad
(b) Anwar Ibrahim
(c) Najib Razak
(d) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Answer. (a)

Which political party played a crucial role in Malaysia’s independence movement and has been the dominant party in the country’s politics for many years?
(a) Democratic Action Party (DAP)
(b) Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
(c) United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
(d) People’s Justice Party (PKR)

Answer. (c)

What is the capital city of Malaysia?
(a) Penang
(b) Kuala Lumpur
(c) Johor Bahru
(d) Malacca

Answer. (b)

Malaysia is known for being a major producer and exporter of what natural resources?
(a) Timber
(b) Gold
(c) Diamonds
(d) Oil and natural gas

Answer. (d)

Which ethnic group in Malaysia is associated with the traditional clothing known as “Baju Kebaya,” often worn during cultural events and festivals?
(a) Chinese
(b) Indian
(c) Malay
(d) Nyonya (Peranakan)

Answer. (d)

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Which strait separates Peninsular Malaysia from the island of Sumatra in Indonesia?
(a) Bering Strait
(b) Strait of Malacca
(c) Sunda Strait
(d) Strait of Gibraltar

Answer. (b)

What is the popular Malaysian dish made with stir-fried rice noodles, shrimp, eggs, bean sprouts, and a mixture of sauces?
(a) Nasi Goreng
(b) Laksa
(c) Rendang
(d) Char Kway Teow

Answer. (d)

What is the traditional Malaysian art of handwoven fabric, often characterized by intricate patterns and vibrant colors?
(a) Batik
(b) Kebaya
(c) Songket
(d) Sarong

Answer. (c)

Which of the following is one of the major ethnic groups in Malaysia?
(a) Han Chinese
(b) Maasai
(c) Inuit
(d) Tamil

Answer. (a)

In addition to Malays, which other two major ethnic groups contribute to Malaysia’s diverse population?
(a) Chinese and Indians
(b) Japanese and Koreans
(c) Russians and Germans
(d) Egyptians and Syrians

Answer. (a)

What was the main purpose of the Petronas Twin Towers upon their completion?
(a) Residential apartments
(b) Government offices
(c) Shopping malls
(d) Office and commercial spaces

Answer. (d)

Kuala Lumpur is located in which region of Malaysia?
(a) Northern Region
(b) Eastern Region
(c) Southern Region
(d) Central Region

Answer. (d)

Which colorful and vibrant Hindu festival is celebrated in Malaysia, featuring processions, dance, and the lighting of oil lamps?
(a) Dussera
(b) Rakhi
(c) Wesak Day
(d) Thaipusam

Answer. (d)

What is the tallest mountain in Malaysia?
(a) Mount Everest
(b) Mount Kilimanjaro
(c) Mount Kinabalu
(d) Mount Fuji

Answer. (c)

What is the name of the traditional houses built by the indigenous people of Sarawak, resembling a longhouse?
(a) Rumah Melayu
(b) Kampung House
(c) Kampong House
(d) Rumah Panjang

Answer. (d)

Which Malaysian actress gained international recognition for her role in the film “Crazy Rich Asians”?
(a) Michelle Yeoh
(b) Nora Danish
(c) Fasha Sandha
(d) Maya Karin

Answer. (a)

Which major festival in Malaysia celebrates the end of Ramadan and is marked by communal prayers, feasting, and the exchange of gifts?
(a) Eid ul-Juha
(b) Malaysia New Year
(c) Hari Raya Aidilfitri
(d) Deepavali

Answer. (c)

What is the currency of Malaysia?
(a) Baht
(b) Ringgit
(c) Rupiah
(d) Yuan

Answer. (b)

Which traditional Malaysian dish features meat or fish marinated in a mixture of spices, coconut milk, and herbs, and then slow-cooked to create a flavorful stew?
(a) Nasi Lemak
(b) Roti Canai
(c) Satay
(d) Rendang

Answer. (d)

Who is the Malaysian badminton player, having won multiple titles and medals in international competitions?
(a) Lin Dan
(b) Kento Momota
(c) Lee Zii Jia
(d) Lee Chong Wei

Answer. (d)

During which festival in Malaysia do families reunite to celebrate, share meals, and give red envelopes (ang pao) containing money for good luck?
(a) Hari Raya Aidilfitri
(b) Chinese New Year
(c) Malay Di
(d) Wesak Day

Answer. (b)

What is the traditional attire worn by Malay women in Malaysia, consisting of a long-sleeved blouse and a long skirt, often accompanied by a headscarf?
(a) Cheongsam
(b) Sari
(c) Baju Melayu
(d) Baju Kurung

Answer. (d)

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Which Malaysian island is often called the “Jewel of Kedah” and features pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters?
(a) Langkawi
(b) Borneo
(c) Tioman
(d) Redang

Answer. (a)

Malaysia gained independence from colonial rule in which year?
(a) 1957
(b) 1963
(c) 1971
(d) 1985

Answer. (a)

During which global conflict did Malaysia and other countries in the region experience Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945?
(a) World War I
(b) World War II
(c) Cold War
(d) Gulf War

Answer. (b)

What is the primary factor influencing Malaysia’s monsoon seasons?
(a) Ocean currents
(b) Tectonic activity
(c) Solar eclipses
(d) Lunar phases

Answer. (a)

Which country separated from Malaysia in 1965 to become an independent nation?
(a) Indonesia
(b) Brunei
(c) Philippines
(d) Singapore

Answer. (d)

Which city is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, located on the island of Borneo?
(a) Kuching
(b) Johor Bahru
(c) Kuala Lumpur
(d) Kota Kinabalu

Answer. (d)

What is the traditional costume of the Iban people?
(a) Baju Melayu
(b) Baju Kurung
(c) Songket
(d) Pua Kumbu

Answer. (d)

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