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?
Karmapa Lama
Panchen Lama
President of China
Kumbum Lama
Yunnan, Shangrila, golden deer
Roof of Tibetan Temple in Shangri-La, Yunnan

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

3. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?

4. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
birthplace of Chiang Kaishek
Han dynasty battle
base of Jiangxi soviet
rare monkey

5. 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

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

7. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
The Kojiki
Ten commandments
The Rig-Veda
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 .

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

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

10. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty

11. 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

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

13. The Yongle Dadian was what?
essay competition
race course
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 .

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

15. Shenzhou is the name of a high profile programme for what purpose?
space exploration
environmental protection
nuclear power generation
military training

16. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
George Eliot
Mark Twain
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

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

18. 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 .

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

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