HISTORY.TO.THE.MAX

Recounting the Memories of the Past

Category Archives: Revision tips

Topical Test Review

Next week please be informed that there will be a topical test for 25 minutes. The test will be scheduled to the classes as follow:

7T – Tuesday 9/8/11

7R- Tuesday 9/8/11

7U- Tuesday 9/8/11 (change to Thursday 11/8/11)

7E- Wednesday 10/8/11

7L – Wednesday 10/8/11

The test will include four topics:

The arrival of Spanish

The Castille War

The Separation of Sulu

The coming of the British in the 17th to 18th Centuries

Here some hints and topic review that should be noted:

Key Dates to know:

1521

1576

14 April 1578

26 June 1578

Mid of the 17th Century

1773

1774

1775

1777

1776

Key people to know

Antonio Pigafetta

Dr Francisco De Sande

Sultan Saiful Rijal

Pengiran Seri Lela

Pengiran Seri Ratna

Pengiran Bendahara Sakam

Alexander Dalrymple

John Jesse

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin I

Thomas Forrest

Studying Questions:

When did the Spanish ship Victoria reach Brunei?

1521

Who wrote about the visit to Brunei when the Spanish arrived in 1521?

Antonio Pigafetta

Who was the Spanish Governor in Manila in 1576?

Dr Francisco de Sande

What were the 3 terms demanded by the Spanish Governor in Manila to Brunei?

The Spanish wanted to have good relations with Brunei

They asked to be allowed to spread Christianity in Brunei

The Bruneian Missionaries stop spreading Islam in the Philippines

Why did the Spanish attack Brunei on 14 April 1578?

Sultan Saiful Rijal did not agree to allow Christian Missionaries coming to Brunei

He also did not agree to stop Bruneian Missinaries from spreading Islam in the Philippines.

How did the Spanish attack Brunei and managed to capture Brunei’s capital?

They brought a fleet of 40 ships and many soldiers

They were helped by two Bruneian nobles who turned traitors

How many days did the Spanish capture Brunei?

72 days only

When did Sulu break away from Brunei’s control?

Mid of 17th century

Who left Brunei and started to work for Sulu?

Bajaus

Which lands of Brunei were attackedby Sulu?

Sabah

Who made an agreement with the Sultan of Sulu to allow the British to use part of the North Borneo and some nearby islands for trade?

Alexander Dalrymple

What does EIC stand for?

East India Company

Where did the EIC set up trading post in Borneo in 1773?

Balambangan

Who did the EIC sent in 1774 to Brunei to buy pepper from Chinese gardeners?

John Jesse

Which Island was offered to the British in 1775 by SOAS I in return for Brunei’s protection against Sulu?

Labuan

Why did the British leave Brunei in 1777?

They were losing money on their trading operation in Borneo.

Who visited Brunei in 1776 and described Brunei Town?

Thomas Forrest

Tips on upcoming test

Hi History students..

Since there will be test this week or next week (if the second class of the week falls on Wednesday) i thought i give you some tips on what to focus on for the test. The questions that you must be able to answer are as follow:

  1. Who was the head of Islam in Brunei?
  2. Who were the four most important officials in the government system of Brunei?
  3. What was the duties (or roles) of the Shahbandar?
  4. Who were the mosque officials in the government system of Brunei?
  5. List three types of Brunei’s traditional land rights systems
  6. What were the differences between Kerajaan, Kuripan and Tulin?
  7. Which country was the most important trading partner of Brunei?
  8. What was blackwood timber used for by the Chinese traders?
  9. List five examples of Brunei’s exports which were mostly jungle products
  10. List three examples of Brunei’s imports which were luxury items