Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. Excluding Macau which province has the lowest population in China?
Tianjin
Tibet (Xizang)
Hong Kong

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

3. Which province was the most recently created?
Chongqing
Tibet
Xinjiang
Hong Kong, modern housing, view
Densely populated Hong Kong

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

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

6. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
40 miles [64 kms]
60 miles [97 kms]
400 miles [644 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

7. Which of these countries does NOT have a land border with China?
Thailand
Vietnam
Burma (Myanmar)
Xinjiang, view, mountains, snow
Nalati grassland near Yining, Xinjiang

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

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

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

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

12. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
9,500 feet [2,896 meters]
10,000 feet [3,048 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

13. Which country ran the island of Macau until 1999?
Germany
France
Portugal
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?
Hengduan
Nanling
Qingling
Shanxi, landscape, mountains
Luya Mountain in Shanxi

15. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
Tibet
Hainan, tropical plants, coast
Tropical garden on Hainan island

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

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

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

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

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