General quiz about China 2

Medium level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (2)
1. The Japanese word Kamikaze is named after the attempted invasion of Japan during which dynasty?
Mongol (Yuan)
Ming
Qing
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mt. Fuji from Tokyo Japan, February 2008. Image by Toshihiro Oimatsu from Amagasaki, Hyogo available under a Creative Commons license .

2. Kunming Lake, Beijing is located within which famous tourist spot?
Xiang Shan Park
Summer Palace
Forbidden City
Beijing, modern housing
View of Beijing city from the TV tower

3. Matteo Ricci was a member of which Christian organization?
Jesuit
Cistercian
Benedictene
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 .

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

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

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

7. Bird's nest soup is made from the nests of which bird?
swiflet
flamingo
mandarin duck
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 .

8. Which ancient construction is mentioned in the Chinese National Anthem?
Grand Canal
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

9. On a Chinese abacus each ball in the upper (heaven) register represent how many units?
5
8
10
Xinjiang, Urumqi, market, spices
Spices on sales at a market in Xinjiang

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

11. Which of these Chinese leaders were never officially Chairman or President of China?
Liu Shaoqi
Xi Jinping
Deng Xiaoping
Shanxi, leaders, PRC
Portraits of modern leaders of the Chinese Communist party Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

12. Empress Wu Zetian was the only female Chinese ruler in which dynasty did she reign?
Tang
Qing
Han
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

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

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

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

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

17. The foundation of the People's Republic of China was proclaimed in which year?
1960
1912
1949
Mao Zedong, Beijing, communism

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

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

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