June Quiz

A monthly tough quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for June
1. The disgraced Bo Xilai was mayor of which city
Xi'an
Chongqing
Shanghai

2. The taiji figure represents what?
yin and yang
The Emperor
wind and water
tai ji, yin and yang

3. With which country did China go to war in 1962?
Korea
Vietnam
India
Mao Zedong, mausoleum, Tiananmen Square, PRC
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square, Beijing

4. The early days of the Long March the communist leadership was often referred to as a joint operation between Mao and who else?
Deng Xiaoping
Zhu De
Peng Dehuai
Mao Zedong, PRC, leader
Mao Zedong makes a report at the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh CPC Central Committee. April 1949. Image by Unknown available under a Creative Commons License

5. Li or Lee is a very common family name in China what does it mean?
hero
rich
plum
great wall, badaling, PKChina-09
Great Wall at Badaling. September 2019. Image by Paul Kerswill

6. Which kingdom during the period known as the ‘Five dynasties and Ten kingdoms’ was chiefly responsible for retaining Tang civilization?
Chu
Chen
Shu
Qufu, temple, Confucius, Shandong
Lingxing Gate of Qufu Confucian Temple, Qufu, Shandong. January 2009.
Image by Sean Shih available under a Creative Commons license

7. Which is the luckiest Chinese number?
2
13
8
Peking duck, food, Beijing, Peking duck
Peking duck

8. Where is Dowager Empress Cixi buried?
Xi'an
Summer Palace
Eastern Qing Tombs
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 .

9. About how many Terracotta warriors have been unearthed near Xi'an?
8,000
2,000
20,000
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

10. Which factor was probably the most important in the success of Mao's Long March?
fine weather
heavy artillery
radio eavesdropping
Long march;rally
A Communist cadre leader addressing survivors of the Long March. Image available under a Creative Commons License

11. Most of the most prized jade comes from which country?
Myanmar (Burma)
Japan
Indonesia
jade, bowl, fish
Jade dish with two fishes among reeds, China, late Ming period. British Museum, room 33b ( the Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery). Image by Vassil available under a Creative Commons License

12. Silver was traditional made into ingots in what shape?
Ducks
Houses
Shoes
abacus
Chinese abacus. Photo by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble), available under a Creative Commons license .This image was modified from its original form.

13. What proportion of the Chinese Community Party are women?
55%
26%
12%
soldier, woman, PRC
Young girl dressed in soldier attire at the arrival of the press plane in Beijing, China. Young girl pictured is not identified. 21st Feb 1972. Image by Byron E. Schumaker, ca. 1935- available under a Creative Commons license .

14. Huangpu Military Academy was in which province?
Guangdong
Tianjin
Zhejiang
Beijing, lion
Bronze lion statue at the Summer Palace, Beijing

15. Tiangong is the latest space vehicle of which type?
space lab
lunar oribiter
martian rover
space;shenzhou;lunar exploration
Chinese Shenzhou 5 spacecraft - Model 1:3, Space technology exhibition, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. 28 October 2011 Image by Br?cke-Osteuropa available under a Creative Commons License
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