History Quiz 3

History quiz all about Chinese history - a bit harder.
1. Which leader put the Gang of Four under arrest?
Deng Xiaoping
Zhao Ziyang
Hua Guofeng
Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong, badge, PRC
Pin badges of Mao Zedong at a market stall

2. Who was the Premier of China 2003-12?
Wen Jiabao
Hu Jintao
Li Peng
Zhao Ziyang
Beijing, modern housing
View of Beijing city from the TV tower

3. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
birthplace of Chiang Kaishek
Han dynasty battle
base of Jiangxi soviet
marble quarries

4. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
Victor Hugo
Charles Dickens
George Eliot
Mark Twain
Beijing, Old Summer Palace, architecture, ruin
Ruins of the Old Summer Palace (Yuan ming Yuan) Beijing. It was destroyed by British and French Army in the Second Opium War

5. In which city was Sun Yatsen kidnapped in 1896?
New York
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

6. 'Rats and foxes' was a term used by Dowager Empress Cixi for which group of people?
Canton merchants
Imperial eunuchs
Taiping rebels
Han Chinese
Dowager Empress Cixi, Qing dynasty
Dowager Empress Cixi with the wives of European diplomats in western clothing standing on either side, together with an adopted Chinese orphan. 1902. Image from http://puyi.netor.com/gallery available under a Creative Commons license .

7. Cao Pi declared himself the founder of which dynasty in 220CE?
Cao Cao

8. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
The Kojiki
The Rig-Veda
Analects of Confucius
Ten commandments
Taiping Rebellion, battle
Taiping rebels are chased out of Yuzhuang, March 8 1854. The Taiping arrived the previous day but had to retire the next day when the Manchus arrived in hot pursuit. From Ten scenes recording the retreat and defeat of the Taiping Northern Expeditionary Forces, February 1854-March 1855. Source : web site Available under a Creative Commons license .

9. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty

10. The first books in China were made of what?
pine tree bark
beech tree bark
strips of bamboo or wood
Shang dynasty, bronze, calligraphy
Ancient script of Zhou through to Shang dynasty date inscribed on bronze vessel

11. The banker H. H. Kung married who in 1914?
Song Guofeng
Song Yaoju
Song Meiling
Song Ailing
Hainan, forest, view, mountains
Tropical forest park, Hainan island

12. The Yongle Dadian was what?
type of epic poem
goverment department
military academy
Qilin, Sacred Way, Ming tombs
"Ways of souls" tombs of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644CE). 50km north west of Beijing, in Changping. December 2005. Image by ofol available under a Creative Commons License .

13. The battle of Yamen marked the end of the Song dynasty, where did it take place?
Song dynasty, sacred way
Stone Statues guarding the Sacred Way at the Song Dynasty Imperial Tombs, Gongyi, Henan

14. The most senior lama after the Dalai Lama in Tibetan buddhism is who?
President of China
Kumbum Lama
Potala Lama
Panchen Lama
Yunnan, Shangrila, golden deer
Roof of Tibetan Temple in Shangri-La, Yunnan

15. In 1980 China set up a number of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) to promote rapid economic development. Which one of these was NOT a SEZ?
Hainan Island
Guangdong, Shenzhen, skyscraper, modern housing

16. Puyi was Emperor of Manchuguo 1934-45 where was his capital?
Jilin City
Emperor Puyi, Mao Zedong
'Henry' Puyi and Mao Zedong, Autumn 1961. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

17. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?

18. Shenzhou is the name of a high profile programme for what purpose?
agricultural research
military training
space exploration
environmental protection

19. The 10,000 ton sculpture in Tiananmen square commemorates what?
January 1st 1912
Heroes of the People
Long March
October 1st 1949
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License

20. Xuanzang's trip to fetch Buddhist scriptures from India took place during which dynasty?
Tang dynasty
Ming dynasty
Three Kingdoms
Sui dynasty
Xian, pagoda, arhcitecture, Shaanxi
Large Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi
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