General quiz about China 1

Starter level quiz on the traditions, geography, history and language of China (1).
1. The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river?
Pearl
Mekong
Yangzi
Hubei, gorge, Yangzi River

2. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
4th
2nd
3rd
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

3. Qingdao, famous for Tsingtao beer, was under which country's control at the end of the 19th century?
Japan
Britain
Germany
Shandong, Qingdao

4. The Art of War was written by which ancient author?
Sun Wu (Tzu)
Kongfuzi (Confucius)
Sima Qian
warrior, statue
Clay model of Mongol warrior

5. Canton is the old name for which city?
Guangzhou
Fuzhou
Hong Kong
Guangdong, Guangzhou, modern housing, view
View of Guangdong's provincial capital: Guangzhou

6. Laozi is considered the founder of which tradition?
Shintoism
Islam
Daoism (or Taoism)
Fujian , laozi, deity

7. The United States of America is called what in Chinese?
华国 huá guó
美国 měi guó
中国 zhōng guó
Deng Xiaoping, leader
Deng Xiaoping during Sino-American signing ceremony, 1st Jan 1979. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

8. What is the number nine in Chinese?
Bǎi
Jiǔ
Nine Dragon Wall, Beijing, dragon
One of the nine dragons on the Nine Dragon Screen, Forbidden City, Beijing

9. Which Chinese city generates more money from gambling than Las Vegas?
Beijing
Macau
Xi'an
money, economy

10. Which of these animals is NOT associated with China's astrological cycle of years?
Crab
Rat
Sheep
Qilin, Sacred Way, Ming tombs
"Ways of souls" tombs of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644CE). 50km north west of Beijing, in Changping. December 2005. Image by ofol available under a Creative Commons License .

11. What is the capital city of Fujian province?
Fuzhou
Guangzhou
Qingdao
Fujian, Fuzhou, boat, modern housing
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12. The Chinese character for heaven or sky is what?
tiān
广 guǎng
kite, skyscraper, park, people
Flying kites in a city park

13. The Forbidden City in Beijing was built during which dynasty?
Ming
Han
Qing

14. The Bund is a famous waterfront feature in which city?
Wuhan
Shanghai
Guangzhou
Shanghai, The Bund

15. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) usually takes place in which month(s)?
January or February
January
April or May
red lantern, lantern, chinese new year, spring festival
Red lanterns are hung from the trees during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Ditan Park (Temple of Earth) in Beijing. Image by Paul Louis available under a Creative Commons License

16. Whose mumified body can be seen at the south side of Tiananmen Square?
Sun Yatsen
Mao Zedong
Emperor Taizong
Tiananmen Square, crowd
2004 PRC National Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. What a crowd! Image by pfctdayelise available under a Creative Commons License

17. What is the Chinese Emperor's throne called?
Dragon Throne
Lion Throne
Unicorn Throne
Beijing, Forbidden City, Dragon throne

18. What is considered the luckiest number in China?
7
8
5
Beijing, Birds nest, stadium
China National Stadium in Beijing used for the Olympic Games. It is also known as the Bird Nest stadium Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

19. Wanglang Nature Reserve is home to which famous Chinese creature?
Giant Panda
Pangolin
Tiger
Emei Shan, Sichuan
Mount Emei, Sichuan. June 2007.
Image by pookieevans available under a Creative Commons license

20. Zài jiàn means what in English?
Goodbye
Welcome
Thank you
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