General quiz about China 5

Intermediate quiz (quite tough) about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (5)
1. In which province did the Taiping rebellion begin?
Guangdong
Jiangsu
Jiangxi
Zhejiang
Taiping Rebellion, battle
Taiping rebels are chased out of Yuzhuang, March 8 1854. The Taiping arrived the previous day but had to retire the next day when the Manchus arrived in hot pursuit. From Ten scenes recording the retreat and defeat of the Taiping Northern Expeditionary Forces, February 1854-March 1855. Source : web site Available under a Creative Commons license .

2. In which province is the fictional Shangrila said to be located?
Liaoning
Xinjiang
Yunnan
Shandong
Buddhism , Dali, Yunnan, temple

3. Which province is the coldest in summer?
Xinjiang
Beijing
Tibet
Jilin
Tibet, lake

4. The Tiananmen Incident of 1976 occurred following the death of which leader?
Lin Biao
Peng Dehuai
Zhou Enlai
Liu Shaoqi
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

5. What was the religion of the great explorer Zheng He?
Muslim
Christian
Buddhist
Daoist
Zheng He, explorer

6. Which was China's most populous province in 2014?
Beijing
Hunan
Guangdong
Sichuan

7. Imperial designs represent the Emperor as a dragon, but which creature represents the Empress?
qilin
peacock
phoenix
dove
manchu, Shenyang, dragon
Two dragons fighting over the pearl of wisdom. Fuling tomb, Shenyang, Liaoning

8. Sun Yatsen's mausoleum is close to which major city?
Beijing
Chongqing
Nanjing
Fuzhou
Guangdong, Sun Yatsen
Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall with bronze statue

9. Tanggu or Binhai is the port area for which major city?
Guangzhou
Tianjin
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Tianjin

10. The Chinese nuclear test facility of Lop Nur is located in which province?
Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia
Qinghai
Xinjiang

11. Why is the Yellow River so called?
named after the Yellow Emperor
carries yellow mud
rivers were named after colors
named after color of Imperial robes
pujin,  yellow river
The oldest and largest ironware cultural relics protection group in the world - Kai-Yuan Tang Large Iron Oxen, located 110 m-470 m outside the west gate of the Puzhou Ancient City 15 km in the west of Yonji City, Available under a Creative Commons License

12. Which province is known by the shortened name 'Lu'?
Henan
Shandong
Shanxi
Liaoning
Confucius, Beijing
Statue of Confucius at the Imperial Academy (Guozijian) Beijing

13. Mount Lushan is close to which major famous lake?
Qinghai Lake
Poyang Lake
Lake Nanyang
Dongting Lake
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

14. Why is Mongolia split into Outer and Inner Mongolia?
Historical division between Khanates
Revolution of 1924
Chinese invasion of 1875
Civil war of 1845
mongolia, skins, bows
Bows and furs of Mongolia. Image by Rob Stallard

15. The Jesuit missionaries most impressed the Imperial court with their knowledge of what?
architecture
medicine
sword fighting
astronomy
christian, Shen Fuzong
Michael Alphonsius Shen Fuzong (Fu-tsung) by Sir Godfrey Kneller. 1685. Available under a Creative Commons License

16. The Supreme Buddha (Siddhārtha Gautama) was born in which country that neighbors China?
Nepal
India
Korea
Vietnam
Qinghai, monks, Buddhism, people
Buddhist prayer ceremony at Xining, Qinghai Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

17. K2 the second highest mountain in the world is on the border of China with which country?
Laos
Pakistan
Bhutan
Russia
K2,  mountain,  Xinjiang
K2. August 2006 Image by Svy123 available under a Creative Commons License

18. Which is the Chinese language most frequently spoken in Zhejiang province other than Mandarin?
yue (cantonese)
hakka
wu
jin
Yangzi River, Nanjing, bridge
The Nanjing bridge over the Yangzi

19. A magpie in a painting symbolizes a wish for what?
romance
peace
joy
children
chinese wildlife, Azure winged magpie, Cyanopica cyanus
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus, Fujigaoka 2 Chome, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Image by Toshihiro Gamo available under a Creative Commons License

20. The magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfalls can be found in which province?
Shandong
Guizhou
Yunnan
Gansu
Guizhou, waterfall
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