General quiz about China 4

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (4)
1. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Treaty of Versailles 1919
Death of Dowager Empress Cixi
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
Death 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

2. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Tianjin
Ningbo
Changsha
Wuhan
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
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3. What was probably the earliest use for kites?
carrying supplies
measuring wind speed
frightening enemies
fishing
kite
A Chinese kite in flight above Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, UK. Image by Tholly available under a Creative Commons license

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

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

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

7. In which province is the Taklamakan desert?
Xinjiang
Inner Mongolia
Tibet
Gansu
Xinjiang, camel, desert

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

9. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
Old lane
Type of monkey
Toilet
Public park
Great Wall
Photo by Georgio , available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

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

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

15. Chiang Kaishek is associated with which event in 1936?
Meeting with Mao Zedong
Kidnapping at Xi'an
Retreat to Chongqing
Trip to Moscow
Chiang Kaishek, leader
Chiang Kaishek, March 1945. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

16. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
20,000
7,000
10,000
70,000
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

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

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

19. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
5th
1st
3rd
4th
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

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