History Quiz 3

History quiz all about Chinese history - a bit harder.
1. The most senior lama after the Dalai Lama in Tibetan buddhism is who?
Kumbum Lama
Panchen Lama
Potala Lama
Karmapa Lama
Yunnan, Shangrila, golden deer
Roof of Tibetan Temple in Shangri-La, Yunnan

2. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
The Kojiki
Amitabha
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 .

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

4. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
Honore de Balzac
George Eliot
Victor Hugo
Leo Tolstoy
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 battle of Yamen marked the end of the Song dynasty, where did it take place?
Hainan
Beijing
Guangdong
Zhejiang
Song dynasty, sacred way
Stone Statues guarding the Sacred Way at the Song Dynasty Imperial Tombs, Gongyi, Henan

6. The Yongle Dadian was what?
encyclopedia
military academy
type of epic poem
goverment department
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 .

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

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

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

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

11. Cao Pi declared himself the founder of which dynasty in 220CE?
Xin
Liang
Wei
Ming
Cao Cao

12. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty
Tang
Song
Han
Sui

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?
Hainan Island
Xiamen
Xi'an
Shantou
Guangdong, Shenzhen, skyscraper, modern housing

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

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

16. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?
1950
2001
1976
1964

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

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

19. In which city was Sun Yatsen kidnapped in 1896?
Xi'an
Guangzhou
Paris
London
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

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