History Quiz 3

History quiz all about Chinese history - a bit harder.
1. The first books in China were made of what?
pine tree bark
strips of bamboo or wood
Shang dynasty, bronze, calligraphy
Ancient script of Zhou through to Shang dynasty date inscribed on bronze vessel

2. 'Rats and foxes' was a term used by Dowager Empress Cixi for which group of people?
Imperial eunuchs
Taiping rebels
English diplomats
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 .

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

4. 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?
Guangdong, Shenzhen, skyscraper, modern housing

5. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?

6. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
Victor Hugo
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain
George Eliot
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

7. The Yongle Dadian was what?
essay competition
military academy
type of epic poem
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 .

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

9. Which leader put the Gang of Four under arrest?
Hua Guofeng
Deng Xiaoping
Mao Zedong
Zhou Enlai
Mao Zedong, badge, PRC
Pin badges of Mao Zedong at a market stall

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

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

12. 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

13. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
rare monkey
marble quarries
Han dynasty battle
base of Jiangxi soviet

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

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

16. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
Ten commandments
The Kojiki
Dao de Jing
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 .

17. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty

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

19. 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

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