Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. What do the Chinese call their own country of China
Chuka
Zhongguo
Mingong
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License

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

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

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

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

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

7. Excluding Macau which province has the lowest population in China?
Tibet (Xizang)
Tianjin
Hong Kong

8. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
renminbi
yen
miao
money, economy

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

10. Which province was the most recently created?
Chongqing
Inner Mongolia
Shanghai
Guizhou, mountains, view
Morning mists lift from Guizhou landscape

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

12. 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]
600 miles [966 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

15. Which province is the most northerly in China?
Xinjiang
Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia
Jilin, Rime island, ice

16. Wanfujing is a famous shopping street in which city?
Shanghai
Wuhan
Beijing

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

18. The Star Ferry runs between which two places?
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
Nanjing and Chongqing
Wuhan and Chongqing

19. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
9,500 feet [2,896 meters]
12,500 feet [3,810 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

20. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Tibet
Guangxi
Inner Mongolia
Hainan, Haikou, modern housing
Haikou city, Hainan island
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