General quiz about China 1

Starter level quiz on the traditions, geography, history and language of China (1).
1. The United States of America is called what in Chinese?
美国 měi guó
华国 huá 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 .

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

3. The largest hydro-electric dam in the world is located on which river?
Pearl
Yangzi
Han
Hubei, gorge, Yangzi River

4. Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) usually takes place in which month(s)?
March or April
February or March
January or February
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. Wanglang Nature Reserve is home to which famous Chinese creature?
Giant Panda
Red Panda
Tiger
Emei Shan, Sichuan
Mount Emei, Sichuan. June 2007.
Image by pookieevans available under a Creative Commons license

6. What is considered the luckiest number in China?
12
8
5
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

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

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

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

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?
Shanghai
Tianjin
Wuhan
Shanghai, The Bund

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

13. 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

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

15. What is the capital city of Fujian province?
Ningbo
Qingdao
Fuzhou
Fujian, Fuzhou, boat, modern housing
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16. Whose mumified body can be seen at the south side of Tiananmen Square?
Mao Zedong
Zhou Enlai
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

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

18. Zài jiàn means what in English?
Airport
Goodbye
Come here

19. Which of these animals is NOT associated with China's astrological cycle of years?
Rat
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 .

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