Geography Quiz

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
10,000 feet [3,048 meters]
12,500 feet [3,810 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

8. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Guangxi
Qinghai
Inner Mongolia
Guizhou, view, mountains
Mountains on the Guizhou-Yunnan border

9. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
600 miles [966 kms]
400 miles [644 kms]
200 miles [322 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

13. 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

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

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

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

17. Sanjiangyuan Three Rivers National Park is the source of which major rivers
Indus; Ganges 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 .

18. Which province was the most recently created?
Shanghai
Jilin
Chongqing
Tang dynasty, Yunnan, temple, mountains
Shi Zhongshan (Jianchuan or Shibao) Grottoes, Dali, Yunnan

19. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
miao
renminbi
dong
money, economy

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