Traditions Quiz 2

Intermediate level quiz all about Chinese traditions.
1. Mao's wife Jiang Qing was responsible for major reforms in which area?
opera
steelworks
agriculture
handicrafts
Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing and Mao Zedong. Source : Netor.com . Available under a Creative Commons license .

2. What grows in the garden of the Queen Mother of the West that bestows immortality?
lychees
azaleas
peaches
cabbages
garden, Jiangsu
Chinese garden in autumn, Yangzhou, Jiangsu

3. How many white pieces are there in a standard game of weiqi (go)?
77
100
16
180

4. Which of these is not considered a strongly nourishing food in China?
Duck
Bird's nest
Tea
beef steak
food
Cuisine of China: Snake meat. Photo by Poco a poco available under a Creative Commons license .

5. The Isles of the Blessed were thought to lie in which direction from China?
south
south-west
east
west
immortality
Painting and calligraphy from a large format Chinese album illustrating stories of Taoist immortals -people who sought or achieved immortality. One of 15 paintings. The text concerns a Taoist adept, Wang Qiao, a Han period official. Image by British Library available under a Creative Commons License

6. The swastika symbol in China symbolizes a wish for what?
children
peace
success
long life
swastika
The two forms of swastika combined to give a lattice window design motif.

7. The English name 'tea' has what origin?
Guangzhou word
Indian word
Fujian word
Malay word
tea, people
Demonstrating the elaborate tea ceremony at the Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan

8. Shaoxing is famous for producing what?
chillies
black tea
rice wine
noodles
Zhejiang, mountains, view
Zhejiang scenery near Hangzhou including a tea plantation

9. In Feng Shui the fire element is associated with which taste?
sour
salty
umami
bitter

10. General Hanxin used kites in his military campaigns to do what?
measure distance
spread fire
making aerial noises
signaling
kite, dragon
A Chinese long dragon kite. Image by available under a Creative Commons license

11. Bamboo is used for many things, which of these is it NOT been used for?
making rope
making scaffolding
eating
making bowls
bamboo
“Bamboo under Spring Rain” by Xia Chang, 1388-1470. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Image for Google Art Project available under a Creative Commons license

12. The Qilin is broadly similar to which western mythical creature?
unicorn
cockatrice
centaur
griffin

13. Which of these is an inappropriate gift because of traditional symbolism?
pears
wine
chocolates
roses
Spring Festival, Shenzhen, market, people, lantern
Buying supplies for the Chinese New Year Festival, Shenzhen Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

14. The 'Preface to poems composed at the Orchid Pavilion' is a attributed to which writer?
Bai Juyi
Wang Xizhi
Wang Anshi
Su Shi
calligraphy, children
Child practising calligraphy

15. Singles day in China is on which day each year?
April 1st
November 11th
August 17th
April 11th
restaurant, food, people, Sichuan
A traditional Sichuan chafing dish lunch at Jiezi, Sichuan Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

16. The stars in the Chinese sky are organized as what?
provinces
Imperial court
mountain ranges
garden
mansions, xiu
The twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese astronomy. May 2008. Image by Mysid available under a Creative Commons License

17. Under what kind of tree did the Buddha achieve enlightenment?
pipal
oak
ginkgo
paulownia
Sui dynasty, Longmen Grottoes, Henan, deity, Buddhism
The Longmen grottoes, Henan feature many Buddhist carvings

18. Lion stone statues are often placed at temples entrances, by tradition what does the one on the right hold in its paw?
toad
scroll
halberd
ball
Shanghai, lion, bronze
Chinese lion door knocker in Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

19. Which is NOT included in pairs of animal statues along the sacred road to the Ming Tombs?
kylin
horse
dragon
lion
Ming tombs, statue, sacred way
Statue on the way of souls towards the Ming tombs near Beijing. This is one of a pair of facing statues representing an official waiting to deliver his reports to the emperor. The reports would be in the form of vertical ideogramic script brushed onto a number of wood or ivory tablets. Available under a Creative Commons License

20. Mongolian food has many dishes that use which meat?
lamb
yak
chicken
beef
Inner Mongolia, landscape, horse, rider
A horseman riding over the grasslands of Inner Mongolia
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