General quiz about China 4

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (4)
1. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
3rd
5th
4th
1st
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

2. In which province is the Taklamakan desert?
Tibet
Gansu
Xinjiang
Yunnan
Xinjiang, camel, desert

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

4. At which university did Sun Yatsen study?
University of Hawai'i
University of Hong Kong
Peking University, Beijing
Fudan University, Shanghai
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

5. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
70,000
5,000
1,000
10,000
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

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

7. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
A Zoo
Old building
Old lane
Toilet
Mongol dynasty, battle
Battle between Mongols and Chinese (1211). Painted 1430. Image by Sayf al-Vâhidî. Hérât. Afghanistan available under a Creative Commons license .

8. Amber is considered a potent medicine because it was thought to contain the essence of a what?
Daoist sage
tiger
yellow dragon
monkey
amber

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

10. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Changsha
Tianjin
Wuhan
Guangzhou
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

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

13. Jingdezhen is famous for the production of what?
Moon cakes
Firecrackers
Ink
Porcelain
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

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

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

16. Where you can find a smaller version of the Forbidden City?
Shenyang
Hangzhou
Changchun
Guangdong
Liaoning, Shenyang, Manchu, Forbidden City, palace

17. How long did Marco Polo's visit to china last?
2 years
6 months
25 years
17 years
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 .

18. About how many Chinese characters in common use are all pronounced 'shi'?
5
10
50
100

19. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Installation of Yuan Shikai as President
Treaty of Versailles 1919
Death of Dowager Empress Cixi
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
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

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