General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. The famous poet Du Fu had a thatched house that can still be seen where?
Beijing
Chengdu
Nanchang
Tianjin

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

3. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
246
1368
1912
1683
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .

4. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Soft and hard foreign policy
Chess strategies
Navy and army
Retreat and advance
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

5. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
60%
40%
30%
77%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

7. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
four
three
thirteen
eleven
Yunnan, pagoda, mountains
Three Pagodas in Dali, Yunnan

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

9. The great Ming encyclopedia the 'Yongle Dadian' comprised about how many volumes?
1,000
8,000
11,000
5,000
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
14
6
20
16
Xinjiang, goat, desert, wildlife

17. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
6
8
7
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

18. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
8
5
0
4
chess, people
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

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