General quiz about China 4

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (4)
1. Where you can find a smaller version of the Forbidden City?
Xi'an
Hangzhou
Shenyang
Guangdong
Liaoning, Shenyang, Manchu, Forbidden City, palace

2. Du Fu, the famous Tang poet had a thatched cottage that can still be seen where?
Chengdu
Haikou
Beijing
Qufu
Shaanxi, calligraphy, rubbing
Taking a rubbing of famous calligraphy at Xian Beilin museum, Shaanxi Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

3. Amber is considered a potent medicine because it was thought to contain the essence of a what?
turtoise
red dragon
tiger
yellow dragon
amber

4. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
Public park
Type of monkey
Old lane
Old building
Qing dynasty, Beihai Park, Beijing, roof
Beijing park pavilion roof

5. At which university did Sun Yatsen study?
Harvard University
University of Hong Kong
Tsinghua University, Beijing
Peking University, Beijing
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

6. The Meiji restoration was an important event in which neighboring country?
Malaysia
Japan
Mongolia
Korea

7. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
20,000
10,000
70,000
7,000
Emperor Xuangde, eunuch, Ming dynasty
Ming Emperor Xuande with his imperial eunuchs. 1425-35. Image by unknown court artist available under a Creative Commons license

8. About how many Chinese characters in common use are all pronounced 'shi'?
400
250
50
100

9. What was probably the earliest use for kites?
frightening enemies
measuring wind speed
fishing
carrying supplies
kite
A Chinese kite in flight above Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, UK. Image by Tholly available under a Creative Commons license

10. The world famous Shaolin monastery for martial arts is located in which province?
Henan
Shaanxi
Hubei
Hebei
Henan, Shaolin , martial arts
Shaolin martial arts display Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

11. In which province is the Taklamakan desert?
Yunnan
Xinjiang
Inner Mongolia
Qinghai
Xinjiang, camel, desert

12. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Guangzhou
Wuhan
Shanghai
Tianjin
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
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13. How long did Marco Polo's visit to china last?
2 years
17 years
10 years
6 months
Marco Polo
Marco Polo in Tartar costume. Source: Scann? de Coureurs des mers, Poivre d'Arvor. Photo by Grevembrock, available under a Creative Commons license .

14. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Death of Sun Yatsen
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
Death of Dowager Empress Cixi
Treaty of Versailles 1919
May 4th movement, Beijing University, Beijing
Students of Beijing Normal University (arrested at the May Fourth Movement) returned to the university on May 7th, 1919. Available under a Creative Commons License

15. You may hear that 'guanxi' is very important in China what is it?
travel permit
table manners
formal banquet
social network
restaurant, food, people, Sichuan
A traditional Sichuan chafing dish lunch at Jiezi, Sichuan Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

16. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
3rd
4th
2nd
6th
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

17. Gunpowder tea is a famous export from which province?
Guangdong
Anhui
Zhejiang
Liaoning
tea, Zhejiang, tea plantation

18. Jingdezhen is famous for the production of what?
Bamboo
Silk
Porcelain
Ink
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

19. What is the name of the range of mountains separating Tibet and Xinjiang provinces?
Wudang
Tian
Qilian
Kunlun
Qinghai, snow, mountains

20. Chiang Kaishek is associated with which event in 1936?
Trip to Moscow
Kidnapping at Xi'an
Marrying Song Meiling
Battle with Japanese
Chiang Kaishek, leader
Chiang Kaishek, March 1945. Image available under a Creative Commons license .
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