General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. The great Ming encyclopedia the 'Yongle Dadian' comprised about how many volumes?
100,000
11,000
1,000
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

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

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

4. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
6
16
14
20
Hunan, mountains, landform, view

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

6. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Surrender and fight
Retreat and advance
Soft and hard foreign policy
Chess strategies
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

7. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
50%
77%
90%
30%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

8. The Jade Gate (Jiayuguan), the main entry point into China on the Silk Road is located in which province?
Xinjiang
Ningxia
Yunnan
Gansu
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 .

9. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
10
6
14
7
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

10. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
8
4
5
6
chess, people
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

12. What percentage of the world's arable land does China possess to feed 20% of world's population?
30%
15%
7%
20%
rice
Guilin rice terrace in summer, Guangxi. Photo by Mgmoscatello available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

15. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
1683
1912
246
818
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .

16. Weifang, Shandong is famous for which Chinese tradition?
kite flying
gardens
opera
martial arts
Penglai, coast, Shandong, pavilion
Penglai Pavilion at the northern tip of Shandong province

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

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

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

20. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
four
thirteen
three
eleven
Jiangsu, Suzhou, garden, pavilion
October view of the Panmen Scenic Area in the south-west of the Suzhou, Jiangsu
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