General quiz about China 1

Starter level quiz on the traditions, geography, history and language of China (1).
1. The Forbidden City in Beijing was built during which dynasty?
Ming
Qing
Tang

2. Which Chinese city generates more money from gambling than Las Vegas?
Macau
Haikou
Shanghai
money, economy

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

4. Which of these animals is NOT associated with China's astrological cycle of years?
Sheep
Rat
Crab
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 .

5. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) usually takes place in which month(s)?
April or May
January or February
February or March
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

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

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

8. The Chinese character for heaven or sky is what?
广 guǎng
tiān
tóng
kite, skyscraper, park, people
Flying kites in a city park

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

10. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
1st
3rd
2nd
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

11. The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river?
Yangzi
Yellow
Han
Hubei, gorge, Yangzi River

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

13. Zài jiàn means what in English?
Goodbye
Thank you
Airport

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

15. What is considered the luckiest number in China?
3
12
8
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

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

17. Whose mumified body can be seen at the south side of Tiananmen Square?
Mao Zedong
Chiang Kaishek
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

19. The Art of War was written by which ancient author?
Laozi (Lao Tzu)
Sima Rangju
Sun Wu (Tzu)
warrior, statue
Clay model of Mongol warrior

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