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How well do you know China? Test your knowledge with our wide range of quizzes. Our quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of China and all things Chinese. We are adding new quizzes and improving existing ones, so send your comments and feedback for subjects you would like us to cover. All the questions have their answer somewhere on this web site. The order of questions and possible answers are different each time you take the test. Most people find these quizzes pretty tough so don't be discouraged. The picture quizzes ask you to identify well known landmarks in China.
April 2019: New questions have been added and re-graded for difficulty. Quizzes are now all 20 questions long. At the end we give you a summary of the results and an opportunity to share your triumph on Facebook. New quizzes on traditions and customs.
General quizzes: history, geography, traditions, language - a mixed bag.
General quiz about China 1 (Starter level)
General quiz about China 2 (Beginner level)
General quiz about China 3 (Intermediate1 level)
General quiz about China 4 (Intermediate 2 level)
General quiz about China 5 (Tough level)
General quiz about China 6 (Expert level)
Tasters: The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river? Xi Jinping was born in Beijing but his ancestors lived in which province?
China history quizzes from earliest days to present day.
History quiz 1 (Starter level)
History quiz 2 (Intermediate 1 level)
History quiz 3 (Intermediate 2 level)
History quiz 4 (Tough level)
Tasters: In 1980 China set up a number of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) to promote rapid economic development. Which one of these was NOT a SEZ? The ancient Shu kingdom is centered on which modern province?
Chinese Geography quiz - places and people.
Geography quiz (Intermediate level)
Mandarin Language quiz - basic level.
Language quiz (Starter level)
Picture quiz - famous landmarks of China - can you tell where they are?
Picture quiz 1 (Starter level)
Picture quiz 2 (Tough level)
Chinese traditions and customs quizzes - pastimes, food, beliefs. *NEW*
Traditions quiz 1 (Starter level)
Traditions quiz 2 (Tough level)
Tasters: Which color was reserved for the roof tiles of Imperial buildings? Which of these is not considered a strongly nourishing food in China?
Dragon BoatThe Dragon boat festival commemorates Qu Yuan 343 - 278 BCE an incorruptible public official who drowned himself in defiance of widespread corruption. The festival has older roots as it is associated with the dragons that ruled the waters. Read more…
th May Chinese 19th century slave labor
Many people think that slavery was abolished in the 1820s. While it is true that the African slave trade dwindled rapidly the plantation owners turned to new sources of slaves. These were the 'coolies' from India and China that were normally tricked into signing a contract and were treated just as appallingly as the African slaves they replaced. Mercifully the Chinese coolie trade came to an end in the late 1870s after the intervention of the Chinese government. The tale of these lost million people is rarely told, particularly the Chinese laborers. We have added a page summarizing this ignoble trade and also the treatment of the many Chinese immigrants to California in the late 19th century when racial discrimination reached fever pitch.
字 里 行 间
character inside line between
Between the lines
Uncovering the hidden meaning or character
Reading between the lines
All about Chinese proverbs
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