April Quiz

A monthly quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for April
1. Who of these is NOT a Tang dynasty poet?
Du Fu
Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
Bai Juyi
calligraphy, Ouyang Xun,  1000 characters
One Thousand Character classic in Ouyang Xun calligraphy style. Image by available under a Creative Commons License

2. Which Emperor commanded that the books should be burned?
Emperor Qin Shihuangdi
Emperor Qianlong
Emperor Taizong
old book, calligraphy
A page from an old book.

3. The poet Su Shi is quoted as saying 'You can live without eating meat but you can not live without what'?
cats
bamboo
wine
poet, su shu, su dongpo
This image was carried on the book which is called Wan Xiao Tang Hua Zhuan () which was published in 1743 () by Shangguan Zhou b. 1665. Available under a Creative Commons License

4. How long was the Communist's Long March through western China?
10,000 miles
6,000 miles
2,000 miles
Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Long March
Zhu De and CMC Chairman Mao Zedong (left) , accompanied by Brigadier Wang Zhen reviewed the troops,1931. Image available under a Creative Commons License

5. The mark of veneration was the traditional kowtow. How many times did you have to knock your head on the ground to the Emperor?
3
9
12
kowtow
Kowtowing before the magistrate. Official session at a Chinese Yamen, Guangzhou, pre-1889. Image available under a Creative Commons license

6. The Gang of Four were put under arrest in 1976 under the orders of which Chinese leader
Zhou Enlai
Hua Guofeng
Lin Biao
Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing and Mao Zedong. Source : Netor.com . Available under a Creative Commons license .

7. How many neighboring countries have a land border with China?
10
14
7
Tibet, yak, stupa, view
Three yaks with Buddhist stupas in Tibet

8. What is at the famous site of Leshan, Sichuan?
Bamboo forest
Ancient tombs
Giant Buddha
Dragon Boat, festival
Dragonboat Racing Festival Macau 2005. Image by lidxplus available under a Creative Commons license

9. Where might you expect to see 'water sleeves' in China?
in a garden
at the opera
on the beach
bamboo
“Bamboo under Spring Rain” by Xia Chang, 1388-1470. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Image for Google Art Project available under a Creative Commons license

10. Which province is the coldest in winter?
Heilongjiang
Hunan
Tibet
winter sports, skier

11. Zhuangzi is an important person in what tradition?
Confucianism
Buddhism
Daoism
daoism, temple, bronze, lion
Bronze temple door knobs

12. According to the yin-yang categories of food which of these foods are considered the 'yang' (hot)
cucumber
shrimps
onions
food
Cuisine of China: Snake meat. Photo by Poco a poco available under a Creative Commons license .

13. The Hui minority people belong chiefly to which religion?
Islam
Judaism
Christianity
Ningxia, desert
Sand sculptures in Desert Lake scenic spot near Zhongwei, Ningxia. August 2008.
Image by Fanghong available under a Creative Commons license

14. Compared to English how many people speak Chinese as their first or second language?
1:3
1:1
1:2
Shenzhen, people, food
Shenzhen vegetable market, Guangdong Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

15. The old Wade-Giles spelling of Guizhou is what?
Gweijoe
Kweichow
Guaichoe
Guizhou, Dragon boat festival, people
An orange themed boat taking part in a Dragon Boat festival event, Guizhou Copyright © Dreamstime see image license
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