History Quiz 3

History quiz all about Chinese history - a bit harder.
1. 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

2. The Yongle Dadian was what?
military academy
race course
essay competition
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 .

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

4. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
Charles Dickens
Victor Hugo
Leo Tolstoy
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

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

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

7. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?

8. Which leader put the Gang of Four under arrest?
Hua Guofeng
Zhou Enlai
Hu Yaobang
Zhao Ziyang
Mao Zedong, badge, PRC
Pin badges of Mao Zedong at a market stall

9. 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

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

11. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
rare monkey
marble quarries
base of Jiangxi soviet
birthplace of Chiang Kaishek

12. 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 .

13. 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

14. 'Rats and foxes' was a term used by Dowager Empress Cixi for which group of people?
Canton merchants
Imperial eunuchs
Han Chinese
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 .

15. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
The Kojiki
Analects of Confucius
The Rig-Veda
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 .

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

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

18. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty

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

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