Trivia Quiz Answers: Know Your National Symbols?

Check your answers to our National Symbols trivia quiz below!
Celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday by putting your knowledge of our National Symbols to the test.

1. The Singapore flag sports the familiar colours of red and white. What does the white on our National Flag symbolise?

Answer: b) Purity and Virtue

2. If you were a student growing up in Singapore, you would remember singing our National Anthem, “Majulah Singapura” at morning assembly. In which year was “Majulah Singapura” composed?

Answer: a) 1958

3. The State Crest, also known as the National Coat of Arms, is a symbol of Singapore as an independent nation. What does the tiger in our State Crest represent?

Answer: c) Singapore’s historical relations with Malaysia

4. Our National Pledge was drafted by S. Rajaratnam, the former Minister for Foreign Affairs in hopes of uniting Singaporeans regardless of their race and background. How was the National Pledge recited before the 1980s?

Answer: b) With the right hand raised

5. The five partings of the mane in the Lion Head symbol each embodies the same meaning as the five stars in the National Flag. Which principles do they represent?

Answer: a) Democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality

6. Which national symbol was not unveiled during the installation of Yusof bin Ishak as the first head of state?

Answer: b) The National Pledge

7. Our National Flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, was selected due to its “resilience and year-round blooming quality”. What else is significant about this flower?

Answer: a) It was Singapore’s first orchid hybrid

Did you know?

Dr Toh Chin Chye, our former Deputy Prime Minister, played a pivotal role in the creation of Singapore’s National Flag and State Crest in 1959. He was the head of the committee in charge of creating these symbols.

Visit to find out more about the significance of our national symbols.

    Oct 3, 1990
    Erin Liam
    Liew Xinyi
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