Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. Which province is the most northerly in China?
Jilin
Gansu
Heilongjiang
Jilin, Rime island, ice

2. The Changbai mountains are on the border of China with which other country?
Vietnam
North Korea
Mongolia
Changbai, Jilin

3. Which province was the most recently created?
Xinjiang
Chongqing
Shanghai
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

4. Excluding Macau which province has the lowest population in China?
Tibet (Xizang)
Ningxia
Anhui

5. What do the Chinese call their own country of China
Cathay
Zhongguo
Chuka
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License

6. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
dong
won
renminbi
money, economy

7. The city of Guangzhou stands on which major river?
Pearl river
Jiang river
Han river
Guangdong, Guangzhou, modern housing, view
View of Guangdong's provincial capital: Guangzhou

8. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
12,500 feet [3,810 meters]
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
18,000 feet [5,486 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

9. The Star Ferry runs between which two places?
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
Wuhan and Chongqing
Beijing and Tianjin

10. What is the range of mountains called that separates the Yellow and Yangzi river basins?
Hengduan
Changbai
Qingling
Shanxi, landscape, mountains
Luya Mountain in Shanxi

11. The Hunza Valley is a historic land route into China, which country does it lead to?
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Myanmar
Pakistan, Karakoram highway

12. Sanjiangyuan Three Rivers National Park is the source of which major rivers
Li; Yellow and Yangzi
Mekong; Yellow and Yangzi
Salween; Yellow and Yangzi
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

13. Wanfujing is a famous shopping street in which city?
Wuhan
Beijing
Macau

14. The Yu (or Yuyuan) gardens are a famous spot in which city?
Chengdu
Hangzhou
Shanghai
garden, Sichuan
Traditional public garden at Chengdu, Sichuan

15. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Guangxi
Qinghai
Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang, bird, wildlife
Red crowned cranes in flight, Zhalong Nature Reserve, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang

16. Which of these countries does NOT have a land border with China?
Thailand
Afghanistan
Laos
Xinjiang, view, mountains, snow
Nalati grassland near Yining, Xinjiang

17. Which of these provinces is NOT considered part of the region of Manchuria?
Heilongjiang
Shanxi
Jilin
Heilongjiang, tiger, wildlife
A Siberian tiger walking on snow, Heilongjiang

18. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
400 miles [644 kms]
60 miles [97 kms]
100 miles [161 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

19. Xinjiang is home to many ethnic groups; which one is acknowledged in its official name?
Uyghur
Kazakh
Hui
Xinjiang, desert

20. Which country ran the island of Macau until 1999?
Portugal
France
Germany
Macau, cityscape, view
View of Macau Tower at sunset
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