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UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA FINAL EXAMINATION

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MALAYSIAN STUDIES TMS071 APRIL 2007 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES 1. This question paper consists of three (3) parts : PART A (10 Questions) PART B (5 Questions) PART C (3 Questions) Answer ALL questions in Part A and Part B and two (2) question in Part C. i) ii) 3. Answer Part A and B Question Paper. Answer Part C in the Answer Booklet. Start each answer on a new page.

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PART A (10 MARKS)

Instructions: Circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer for the following questions.

QUESTION 1 The ancient history of Malaysia covers four main phases (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Metal Age) between A. B. C. D. 8,000 to 35,000 5,000 to 11,000 4,500 to 50,000 2,500 to 35,000 years,ago. years ago. years ago. years ago.

QUESTION 2 The Malay Kingdom of Malacca reached its most glorious period from 1459 to 1477 under the rule of A. B. C. D. Sultan Alam Shah. Sultan Mansur Shah. Sultan Mahmud Shah. Sultan Alauddin Shah.

QUESTION 3 The main factor for the colonization of Malaysia from 1511 to 1957 is the presence of A. B. C. D. good trading ports. flourishing business centres. vast natural resources. new religions.

QUESTION 4 Which of the following is NOT true of the Japanese invasion of Malaya? A. B. C. D. The The The The Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese were led by capable and experienced leaders were equipped with better firearms attacked from the east and west took only 70 days to achieve victory

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QUESTION 5 The Malayan Union was introduced by the British to A. B. C. D. ensure the economic interests of the British were protected. prevent Singapore separating from Malaya. protect the sovereignty and powers of the Malay rulers. help the Malays secure more economic and political power.

QUESTION 6 The members of the Reid Commission set up in 1956 included the following individuals EXCEPT A. B. C. D. Sir William Mckell. Malik. Judge Abdul Hamid. Colonel H.S. Lee.

QUESTION 7 The Malay language was chosen as the national and official language of Malaysia due to the following reasons EXCEPT A. B. C. D. it was it was it was it was the lingua franca in the region. one of the modern languages taught at foreign universities. a complex language and has many dialects. easy to learn compared to other languages.

QUESTION 8 Malaysian citizenship can be revoked due to which of the following actions: A. B. C. D. Acquiring citizenship of another country Having ties with Russia and/or China Performing illegal Demonstrations Giving service to another country even with permission

QUESTION 9 Below are factors hindering national integration in Malaysia EXCEPT A. B. C. D. ethnocentrism. poverty. prejudice. communalism.
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QUESTION 10 Which of the following is NOT a principle which underlines the National Cultural Policy? A. B. C. D. Its core culture should be the culture of the people of this region. Suitable elements of other cultures should be accepted. Islam is an important element in its formation. Western culture should be integrated to speed up modernization.

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PART B (10 MARKS)

Instructions: Fill the blanks with one-word answers.

QUESTION 1 The three political parties which made up the Alliance in the struggle for independence were , and MIC. (2 marks) QUESTION 2 The Indian immigrants who migrated to Malaya consisted largely of Tamils, and (2 marks) QUESTION 3 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is chosen by rulers of the nine states in the Federation. (2 marks) QUESTION 4 The aborigines in Malaysia can be divided into three racial or tribal community clusters namely , and the Orang Asli. (2 marks) QUESTION 5 National development in Malaysia is viewed from three aspects. development, development and They are the social among the

development.

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PART C (20 MARKS)

Instructions: Answer any two (2) of the following questions.

QUESTION 1 The formation of Malaysia involved a huge and challenging task. Its success was due to several factors. Discuss briefly any four (4) factors which contribute to the formation of Malaysia. (10 marks)

QUESTION 2 A person can obtain citizenship status in Malaysia through any one of the following ways: Jus Soli, Jus Sanguinis, Marriage and Naturalization. Explain each of them briefly. (10 marks)

QUESTION 3 The family is an important institution which needs to be strong and harmonious in order to create a healthy society. In Malaysia, many programmes have been organized by the government, through its various agencies, to develop the family institution. Explain briefly any four (4) of the family development programmes and their strategies. (10 marks)

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