General quiz about China 1

Starter level quiz on the traditions, geography, history and language of China (1).
1. The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river?
Pearl
Yangzi
Mekong
Hubei, gorge, Yangzi River

2. The Art of War was written by which ancient author?
Sun Wu (Tzu)
Wei Liao
Sima Qian
warrior, statue
Clay model of Mongol warrior

3. What is the Chinese Emperor's throne called?
Dragon Throne
Lion Throne
Bronze Throne
Beijing, Forbidden City, Dragon throne

4. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) usually takes place in which month(s)?
December or January
January or February
February or March
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

5. The United States of America is called what in Chinese?
美国 měi guó
华国 huá guó
英国 yīng guó
Deng Xiaoping, leader
Deng Xiaoping during Sino-American signing ceremony, 1st Jan 1979. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

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

7. Which of these animals is NOT associated with China's astrological cycle of years?
Crab
Sheep
Pig
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 .

8. Whose mumified body can be seen at the south side of Tiananmen Square?
Emperor Taizong
Mao Zedong
Sun Yatsen
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

9. Canton is the old name for which city?
Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Xiamen
Guangdong, Guangzhou, modern housing, view
View of Guangdong's provincial capital: Guangzhou

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

11. The Bund is a famous waterfront feature in which city?
Wuhan
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Shanghai, The Bund

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

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

14. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
3rd
6th
2nd
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

15. What is the capital city of Fujian province?
Nanjing
Qingdao
Fuzhou
Fujian, Fuzhou, boat, modern housing
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

17. What is considered the luckiest number in China?
8
7
12
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

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

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

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