General quiz about China 1

Starter level quiz on the traditions, geography, history and language of China (1).
1. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
5th
3rd
2nd
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

2. The United States of America is called what in Chinese?
美国 měi guó
买国 mǎi guó
没国 méi guó
Deng Xiaoping, leader
Deng Xiaoping during Sino-American signing ceremony, 1st Jan 1979. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

3. Qingdao, famous for Tsingtao beer, was under which country's control at the end of the 19th century?
France
Britain
Germany
Shandong, Qingdao

4. What is the capital city of Fujian province?
Guangzhou
Qingdao
Fuzhou
Fujian, Fuzhou, boat, modern housing
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5. Canton is the old name for which city?
Guangzhou
Fuzhou
Xiamen
Guangdong, Guangzhou, modern housing, view
View of Guangdong's provincial capital: Guangzhou

6. Zài jiàn means what in English?
Thank you
Welcome
Goodbye

7. Wanglang Nature Reserve is home to which famous Chinese creature?
Siberian Crane
Reticulated Python
Giant Panda
Emei Shan, Sichuan
Mount Emei, Sichuan. June 2007.
Image by pookieevans available under a Creative Commons license

8. What is the number nine in Chinese?
Jiù
Liù
Jiǔ
Nine Dragon Wall, Beijing, dragon
One of the nine dragons on the Nine Dragon Screen, Forbidden City, Beijing

9. Which of these animals is NOT associated with China's astrological cycle of years?
Monkey
Pig
Crab
Qilin, Sacred Way, Ming tombs
"Ways of souls" tombs of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644CE). 50km north west of Beijing, in Changping. December 2005. Image by ofol available under a Creative Commons License .

10. The Art of War was written by which ancient author?
Kongfuzi (Confucius)
Sun Wu (Tzu)
Laozi (Lao Tzu)
warrior, statue
Clay model of Mongol warrior

11. The Chinese character for heaven or sky is what?
广 guǎng
tiān
tóng
kite, skyscraper, park, people
Flying kites in a city park

12. The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river?
Mekong
Yellow
Yangzi
Hubei, gorge, Yangzi River

13. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) usually takes place in which month(s)?
January or February
April or May
March or April
red lantern, lantern, chinese new year, spring festival
Red lanterns are hung from the trees during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Ditan Park (Temple of Earth) in Beijing. Image by Paul Louis available under a Creative Commons License

14. The Bund is a famous waterfront feature in which city?
Guangzhou
Tianjin
Shanghai
Shanghai, The Bund

15. Which Chinese city generates more money from gambling than Las Vegas?
Beijing
Hong Kong
Macau
money, economy

16. The Forbidden City in Beijing was built during which dynasty?
Tang
Ming
Song

17. Laozi is considered the founder of which tradition?
Daoism (or Taoism)
Legalism
Confucianism
Fujian , laozi, deity

18. Whose mumified body can be seen at the south side of Tiananmen Square?
Mao Zedong
Emperor Taizong
Emperor Puyi
Tiananmen Square, crowd
2004 PRC National Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. What a crowd! Image by pfctdayelise available under a Creative Commons License

19. What is considered the luckiest number in China?
3
7
8
Beijing, Birds nest, stadium
China National Stadium in Beijing used for the Olympic Games. It is also known as the Bird Nest stadium Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

20. What is the Chinese Emperor's throne called?
Dragon Throne
Peacock Throne
Unicorn Throne
Beijing, Forbidden City, Dragon throne
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