Here is the question :
WHICH COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS MADE UP ON THE SPOT?
Here is the option for the question :
- North Korea
- South Africa
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC0041] Could you come up with a song on the moment and improvise it? The song “Negaraku,” which means “My Country,” is Malaysia’s national anthem, and it was written by a quick-thinking adviser to the Sultan of Perak, one of Malaysia’s 13 states.
Malaysia can thank this aide for the song.
In the year 1888, the Sultan of Turkey was invited to pay a visit to Queen Victoria, and the assistant to the Sultan was requested for the state’s national hymn so that it may be played during the welcoming ceremony.
The one and only obstacle? At that time, they did not have an official anthem.
The assistant, who was concerned about the possibility of being embarrassed, started humming the tune of a well-known song from the Seychelles, which went on to become the de facto national anthem of Perak.
When Malaysia achieved its independence from Britain in 1957, each of the country’s states already had their own national anthems in place.
However, there was not already a national song for the country, so a search committee was formed, and in the end, they decided to use the anthem for the state of Perak.
It was remastered with new words, but the anthem’s roots as the spontaneous ear worm of a quick-thinking assistant are what set it different from other songs in the same genre.