General quiz about China 2

Medium level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (2)
1. The Terracotta warriors are in a tomb complex for the Emperor who founded which dynasty?
Yuan
Qin
Sui
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army

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

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

4. Which ancient construction is mentioned in the Chinese National Anthem?
Great Wall
Grand Canal
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

5. Empress Wu Zetian was the only female Chinese ruler in which dynasty did she reign?
Sui
Tang
Ming
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

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

7. Which is the largest province in China by area?
Hunan
Qinghai
Xinjiang
Xinjiang, landscape, river

8. The foundation of the People's Republic of China was proclaimed in which year?
1937
1949
1945
Mao Zedong, Beijing, communism

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

10. Zhaolin Park, Harbin hosts a famous set of sculptures in which material
Epoxy resin
Iron
Ice
Heilongjiang, Harbin, modern housing, view
Skyline of Harbin, Heilongjiang

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

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

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

14. Bird's nest soup is made from the nests of which bird?
flamingo
swiflet
crested crane
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 .

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

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

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

18. Matteo Ricci was a member of which Christian organization?
Lutheran
Baptist
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 .

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

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