March Quiz

A monthly quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for March
1. Where did Sun Yatsen studied medicine?
Taiwan
Shanghai
Hong Kong
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

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

3. Where did Zhou Enlai move to study in 1917?
London
Hong Kong
Japan
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

4. What did the Chinese call their country in the year 1900?
Nine Regions
Greater China
Great Qing Kingdom
Ming dynasty, Summer Palace, bridge, Beijing
Summer Palace bridge with 17 arches, Beijing

5. Standard spoken Chinese (Mandarin) is based on the local pronunciation where?
Xi'an
Beijing
Nanjing
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

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

7. What should you do when a guest arrives while you are sitting having a meal?
raise glass for a toast
stand up
say 'ni hao'
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. Lapsang Souchong comes from which province?
Fujian
Zhejiang
Shandong
tea

9. Where did Mao Zedong swim in 1966?
Wuhan
Changsha
Tianjin
Hunan, Changsha, Mao Zedong, PRC, sculpture
Sphinx like sculpture of Mao Zedong at Changsha, Hunan

10. What phrase terminated all Imperial edicts?
long live the emperor
tremble and obey
son of heaven
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

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

12. What is the origin of the name Macau?
Mazu - sea goddess
Macaque monkeys
Local name for Pearl river
Macau, cityscape, view
View of Macau Tower at sunset

13. The other main ingredient of porcelain other than china clay is what?
egg shells
flint
petuntse
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 .

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

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