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?
Shenyang
Hangzhou
Wuhan
Xi'an
Liaoning, Shenyang, Manchu, Forbidden City, palace

2. About how many Chinese characters in common use are all pronounced 'shi'?
10
50
250
5

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

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

5. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Shanghai
Guangzhou
Tianjin
Wuhan
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
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6. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
4th
5th
3rd
2nd
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

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

8. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
A Zoo
Type of monkey
Public park
Old lane
Tang dynasty, Xian, Sacred Way, tomb, people
Sacred Way to tombs of Tang Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, Xi'an

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

10. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
70,000
5,000
7,000
1,000
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

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

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

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

14. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
Death of Dowager Empress Cixi
Installation of Yuan Shikai as President
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. Chiang Kaishek is associated with which event in 1936?
Retreat to Chongqing
Meeting with Mao Zedong
Kidnapping at Xi'an
Marrying Song Meiling
Chiang Kaishek, leader
Chiang Kaishek, March 1945. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

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

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