General quiz about China 2

Medium level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (2)
1. Zhaolin Park, Harbin hosts a famous set of sculptures in which material
Epoxy resin
Stone
Ice
Heilongjiang, Harbin, modern housing, view
Skyline of Harbin, Heilongjiang

2. Which is the largest province in China by area?
Sichuan
Yunnan
Xinjiang
Xinjiang, landscape, river

3. By tradition the Chinese wear which color garments at funerals?
blue
white
orange
Qingming, tomb, ancestor veneration
Making offerings at the family tomb, Qingming festival Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

4. In the mid 19th century Shanghai was effectively run by which foreign power?
France
Japan
Britain
Shanghai, bridge, road, cityscape
The Nanpu bridge at Shanghai

5. Silkworms are normally fed on which plant's leaves?
Black mulberry
White mulberry
Poplar
silk
Court ladies preparing silk. Produced with ink and colors on silk.
Image available under a Creative Commons license

6. Bird's nest soup is made from the nests of which bird?
mandarin duck
crested crane
swiflet
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 .

7. What is the Chinese word for walk?
zuó
xīng
zǒu
children
A group of children walking home from school in Pengzhou, Sichuan Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

8. Matteo Ricci was a member of which Christian organization?
Baptist
Lutheran
Jesuit
Matteo Ricci SJ, christianity
Matteo Ricci and Paul Xu Guangqi From Athanasius Kircher, La Chine … Illustr?e, Amsterdam, 1670. Image from web page Image available under a Creative Commons license .

9. On a Chinese abacus each ball in the upper (heaven) register represent how many units?
8
16
5
Xinjiang, Urumqi, market, spices
Spices on sales at a market in Xinjiang

10. The Japanese word Kamikaze is named after the attempted invasion of Japan during which dynasty?
Qing
Tang
Mongol (Yuan)
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mt. Fuji from Tokyo Japan, February 2008. Image by Toshihiro Oimatsu from Amagasaki, Hyogo available under a Creative Commons license .

11. The area around Guilin is famous for what sort of geographic feature?
karst (limestone pillars)
marshes
volcanoes

12. A ‘fenghuang’ is the name of a Chinese mythical creature what is it usually translated as what?
phoenix
basilisk
griffin
dragon, Dali, Yunnan
Mystical creatures at Chongshen monastery, Dali, Yunnan province

13. Which event marks the traditional end of the Chinese New Year (Spring) festival?
Lantern Festival
Confucius' Birthday
Easter
festival, temple, lion dance
Traditional lion dance near a temple

14. Kunming Lake, Beijing is located within which famous tourist spot?
Ming Tombs
Summer Palace
Forbidden City
Beijing, modern housing
View of Beijing city from the TV tower

15. The city of Lanzhou is on which major river?
Han
Yellow
Wei
Gansu, Lanzhou, modern housing

16. Empress Wu Zetian was the only female Chinese ruler in which dynasty did she reign?
Qing
Sui
Tang
Tang dynasty,  Wu Zetian
The only Wu Zetian sculpture in China. A stone carving statue of Wu Zetian when 63 years old. Image by Guangyuan available under a Creative Commons License

17. Which ancient construction is mentioned in the Chinese National Anthem?
Forbidden City
Great Wall
Red Canal
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

18. The foundation of the People's Republic of China was proclaimed in which year?
1949
1937
1911
Mao Zedong, Beijing, communism

19. Which of these Chinese leaders were never officially Chairman or President of China?
Deng Xiaoping
Mao Zedong
Hu Jintao
Shanxi, leaders, PRC
Portraits of modern leaders of the Chinese Communist party Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

20. The Terracotta warriors are in a tomb complex for the Emperor who founded which dynasty?
Yuan
Sui
Qin
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
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