March Quiz

A monthly quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for March
1. Lapsang Souchong comes from which province?
Fujian
Anhui
Zhejiang
tea

2. What phrase terminated all Imperial edicts?
rule with magnaminity
long live the emperor
tremble and obey
Emperor Qianlong
The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour on Horseback by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766). Painted 1758. The Palace Museum, Beijing. Image by Mondo Mostre available under a Creative Commons License

3. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is the longest sea bridge in the world how long is it?
53 miles [85 kms]
6 miles [10 kms]
34 miles [55 kms]
bridge, Pearl
Pearl Estuary bridge by Chen Jimin (China Daily). Available under a Creative Commons License

4. What did the Chinese call their country in the year 1900?
Greater China
Great Qing Kingdom
All below heaven
Hong Kong, zodiac, sculpture
The Garden of the Chinese Zodiac features twelve carved animals in the gardens of Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

5. What is the leading form of Buddhism in Tibet?
Llama
Shintoism
Yellow Hat
Tibet, temple
Tibetan Temple

6. What is the origin of the name Macau?
Short for envoy Macartney
Mazu - sea goddess
Macaque monkeys
Macau, cityscape, view
View of Macau Tower at sunset

7. What should you do when a guest arrives while you are sitting having a meal?
tap fingers on the table
stand up
raise glass for a toast
food, banquet
A turntable, or lazy susan, surrounded by diners holding chopsticks in a restaurant in China, 1987, Photo by GeorgeLouis available under a Creative Commons license .

8. Standard spoken Chinese (Mandarin) is based on the local pronunciation where?
Nanjing
Beijing
Guangzhou
Macartney, Alexander, Qiao Renjie, mandarin
Portrait of the mandarin Qiao Renjie (1745-1804) who accompanied the mission for all its time in China. He was a man of grave deportment, strict integrity, sound judgment and great erudition. A former tutor to the Imperial family. His hat bears a blue stone and peacock feather to denote his high rank. Image by William Alexander available under a Creative Commons License

9. Where did Zhou Enlai move to study in 1917?
Japan
London
San Francisco
Zhou Enlai,  Deng Yingchao,  Sun Weishi
Deng Yingchao and Zhou Enlai with adopted daughter Sun Weishi. 1949. Image by Unknown available under a Creative Commons License

10. The Temple of Heaven has an inner ring of columns representing what?
each month
provinces
planets
Temple of Heaven, beijing, people, PKChina-54
Temple of Heaven, Beijing. September 2019. Image by Paul Kerswill

11. The other main ingredient of porcelain other than china clay is what?
petuntse
egg shells
chalk
Ming dynasty, porcelain, plate
Photo by Anonymous, Chinese plate, Ming dynasty, Yongle period 1403-1424, porcelain with under-glaze blue, 23 inches [58 cms] diameter, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Available under a Creative Commons license .

12. From which province are most of China's space rockets launched from?
Fujian
Xinjiang
Hainan
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

13. Where did Sun Yatsen studied medicine?
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Shanghai
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

14. Where did Mao Zedong swim in 1966?
Wuhan
Chongqing
Guangzhou
Hunan, Changsha, Mao Zedong, PRC, sculpture
Sphinx like sculpture of Mao Zedong at Changsha, Hunan

15. Jiang Zemin is associated with which city in China
Xi'an
Chengdu
Shanghai
Jiang Zemin, leader
Jiang Zemin by Presidential Press and Information Office, Moscow. Image available under a Creative Commons license .
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