June Quiz

A monthly tough quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for June
1. Li or Lee is a very common family name in China what does it mean?
hero
plum
king
Great Wall, tower
Great Wall in China, near Beijing

2. Most of the most prized jade comes from which country?
Indonesia
Japan
Myanmar (Burma)
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

3. What proportion of the Chinese Community Party are women?
12%
26%
35%
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 .

4. With which country did China go to war in 1962?
Afghanistan
Vietnam
India
Qing dynasty, Qing tombs, Hebei, building
Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing dynasty, Zunhua, Hebei

5. Which is the luckiest Chinese number?
13
8
7
jade, dragon
A dragon sculpted out of jade. Warring States period, Shanghai Museum
Image by Mountain available under a Creative Commons license

6. Silver was traditional made into ingots in what shape?
Shoes
Bats
Beetles
kowtow
Kowtowing before the magistrate. Official session at a Chinese Yamen, Guangzhou, pre-1889. Image available under a Creative Commons license

7. Where is Dowager Empress Cixi buried?
Ming Tombs
Chengde
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 .

8. Which kingdom during the period known as the ‘Five dynasties and Ten kingdoms’ was chiefly responsible for retaining Tang civilization?
Mongol
Shu
Wu
Emei Shan, Sichuan
Mount Emei, Sichuan. June 2007.
Image by pookieevans available under a Creative Commons license

9. The disgraced Bo Xilai was mayor of which city
Chongqing
Tianjin
Shanghai

10. About how many Terracotta warriors have been unearthed near Xi'an?
20,000
8,000
1,000
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

11. 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
Zhang Guotao
Zhu De
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

12. Which factor was probably the most important in the success of Mao's Long March?
Russian assistance
radio eavesdropping
military tactics
Long march;rally
A Communist cadre leader addressing survivors of the Long March. Image available under a Creative Commons License

13. Tiangong is the latest space vehicle of which type?
space lab
launch rocket
lunar oribiter
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

14. The taiji figure represents what?
Yangzi river
a health hazard
yin and yang
tai ji, yin and yang

15. Huangpu Military Academy was in which province?
Guangdong
Jiangsu
Tianjin
Forbidden City, lion, Beijing
Gilt bronze lion guarding the Forbidden City
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