General quiz about China 3

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (3)
1. Jade was historically mined from which range of mountains in China?
Karakoram
Tianshan
Qingling
Kunlun
jade, dragon
A dragon sculpted out of jade. Warring States period, Shanghai Museum
Image by Mountain available under a Creative Commons license

2. Richard Nixon, US President visited Mao Zedong in which year?
1977
1960
1972
1974

3. The tea plant is a close relative of which ornamental plant widely grown for its flowers?
Camellia
Clematis
Abelia
Azalea
tea, plantation, Zhejiang
Tea plantation near Hangzhou
Image by Shizhao available under a Creative Commons license

4. The blue color of Ming porcelain comes from which chemical element?
Cobalt
Boron
Manganese
Uranium
Ming dynasty, porcelain, plate
Photo by Anonymous, Chinese plate, Ming dynasty, Yongle period 1403-1424, porcelain with under-glaze blue, 23 inches [58 cms] diameter, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Available under a Creative Commons license .

5. The governing philosophy of the Qin dynasty was what?
Mohism
Christianity
Confucianism
Legalism
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army, chariot, umbrella
Terracotta charioteer at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

6. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is what?
Enivornmental action group
Group of provinces of southern China
Organize Yangzi River monitoring and management
Group of Eurasian nations
Shanghai, The Bund
Historical buildings on Shanghai's famous Bund

7. The Yellow River has its source in which province?
Hubei
Henan
Qinghai
Gansu
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow

8. The earliest printed book was produced in China in which year?
868
178BCE
1263
420
Diamond Sutra, image_bookcover, printing

9. The Battle of Yijiangshan Islands took place between which two combatants?
Korea and China
Britain and China
France and China
Republicans (KMT) and Communists (PLA)

10. The length of Mao's Long March was equivalent to what distance?
New York to San Francisco
Austin, Texas to New York and back
New York to San Francisco and back
Paris to Moscow
Luding bridge, Sichuan, Long March
The Luding Bridge over the Dadu River in Luding County, Sichuan. Image by fsyzh available under a Creative Commons License

11. Wang Xizhi is most famous as what?
Philosopher
Dancer
Calligrapher
Reformer
y, buddha, sculpture
Buddha sculpture, Yungang caves, Shaanxi

12. The Altay mountains are on the border of China with which country?
Mongolia
India
Vietnam
Pakistan
Qinghai, snow, mountains

13. Sima Qian was famous as what?
eunuch
historian
explorer
philosopher
dog, han dynasty, pottery
A pottery dog from the Chinese Han Dynasty. Image by Gary Lee Todd available under a Creative Commons License

14. Which one of these is not one of the four treasures of the scholar?
ink stick
chop (seal)
ink stone
paper
calligraphy, Mifu, Song dynasty
Calligraphy by Mifu (c. 1097), Song Dynasty, Jiangsu province. Image by Naus available under a Creative Commons License

15. What was the nationality of the ambassador killed in Beijing at the time of the Boxer Rebellion?
French
American
British
German
Dowager Empress Cixi, Qing dynasty
Dowager Empress Cixi with the wives of European diplomats in western clothing standing on either side, together with an adopted Chinese orphan. 1902. Image from http://puyi.netor.com/gallery available under a Creative Commons license .

16. Which of these is NOT one of the Five classics of Chinese literature
Dream Pool Essays
Yi Jing (I Ching)
Spring and Autumn Annals
Book of history
Diamond Sutra, image_bookcover, printing
A page from the oldest known printed book - the Diamond Sutra, discovered near Dunhuang by Sir Marc Aurel Stein in 1907.
British Library, London
Image available under a Creative Commons license

17. The Grand or Emperor's Canal linked which two Chinese cities?
Nanjing and Beijing
Guangzhou and Hangzhou
Hangzhou and Beijing
Xi'an and Beijing
canal, junks
Xu Yang, 18th century painter from Suzhou, China; between 1736 and 1796. Image by Scan by Szilas available under a Creative Commons License

18. The Tiananmen Incident of 1989 occurred after the death of which leader?
Mao Zedong
Hua Guofeng
Hu Yaobang
Deng Xiaoping
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Image by McKay Savage from London, UK available under a Creative Commons license January 2005

19. Hong Kong Island became a U.K. possession in which year?
1830
1901
1862
1842
Hong Kong
Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak. January 2008
Image by Gernot Kurze available under a Creative Commons license

20. Qigong martial art concentrates on particualar control of what?
breath
gentleness
movement
balance
Taichi, Chongqing
Chinese man practicing traditional martial art (Datang quan) in Chongqing
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