General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. Weifang, Shandong is famous for which Chinese tradition?
weiqi
martial arts
kite flying
gardens
Penglai, coast, Shandong, pavilion
Penglai Pavilion at the northern tip of Shandong province

2. The Dragon boat festival is associated with which historical figure?
Emperor Hongwu
Zhuge Liang
Qu Yuan
Confucius
Dragon boat festival, people
Dragon Boat race Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

3. 'River elegy' was the ground-breaking TV programme that sparked much debate and protest in which year?
1978
1990
1995
1988
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Image by McKay Savage from London, UK available under a Creative Commons license January 2005

4. The famous poet Du Fu had a thatched house that can still be seen where?
Tianjin
Xiamen
Chengdu
Nanchang

5. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
14
7
6
10
stars, buddhism, constellations
Celestial Buddhas and Deities of the Northern, Western, and Central Dipper Constellations. c.1500CE. Image by LACMA available under a Creative Commons License

6. The Jade Gate (Jiayuguan), the main entry point into China on the Silk Road is located in which province?
Ningxia
Gansu
Xinjiang
Yunnan
Silk road, Jiayuguan, fort
Fortress (14th century) at Great Wall of Jiayuguang, September 2009. Photo by Sigismund von Dobschütz available under a Creative Commons license .

7. Qufu in Shandong is the birth place of which famous person?
Laozi
Emperor Hongwu
Confucius (Kongfuzi)
Sun Yatsen
Qufu, Shandong, sculpture
Monument at Qufu, Shandong

8. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
four
eleven
thirteen
three
tea, plantation, Zhejiang
Tea plantation near Hangzhou
Image by Shizhao available under a Creative Commons license

9. What is the name of the minority people included in Guangxi's official provincial title?
Zhuang
Miao
Hakka
Uigyur
Guangxi, mountains, landform

10. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Chess strategies
Navy and army
Soft and hard foreign policy
Surrender and fight
opium war, sea battle, junk, boat, ship
The East India Company iron steam ship Nemesis, commanded by Lieutenant W. H. Hall, with boats from the Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling, destroying the Chinese war junks in Anson's Bay, on 7 January 1841. Image by Edward Duncan available under a Creative Commons License

11. What percentage of the world's arable land does China possess to feed 20% of world's population?
20%
15%
7%
1%
rice
Guilin rice terrace in summer, Guangxi. Photo by Mgmoscatello available under a Creative Commons license .

12. Lu Yu wrote a famous book in 762CE about what subject?
martial arts
tea
Confucianism
warfare
Tang dynasty, horse, sculpture
Tri-colored glazed pottery horse of the Tang Dynasty

13. When were the Terracotta warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi discovered?
1925
1782
1955
1974
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

14. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
50%
60%
77%
30%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

15. Which ancient classic stimulated the study of binary arithmetic and paved way to modern computing?
Book of Odes
Book of Zhuangzi
Analects of Confucius
Book of Changes (Yi Jing)
Hong Kong, harbor, skyscraper, modern housing
Night skyline of Victoria harbor, Hong Kong

16. Xi Jinping was born in Beijing but his father lived in which province?
Guangdong
Shaanxi
Henan
Gansu
Xi Jinping, PRC
President Xi Jinping during a visit to the island of Majorca, 2010

17. The great Ming encyclopedia the 'Yongle Dadian' comprised about how many volumes?
100,000
500
11,000
8,000
Yongle Dadian, Pascal triangle
Yang Hui (1238-1298) 's work preserved in Yongle Encyclopedia. It shows what is now called a Pascal Triangle discovered by Chinese mathematicans 500 years before Pascal. Image by Yang Hui available under a Creative Commons License

18. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
5
0
8
6
chess, people
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

19. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
6
14
8
16
Xinjiang, muslim, mosque

20. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
1368
1683
1745
246
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .
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