General quiz about China 4

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (4)
1. About how many Chinese characters in common use are all pronounced 'shi'?
50
250
10
5

2. Amber is considered a potent medicine because it was thought to contain the essence of a what?
red dragon
tiger
monkey
Daoist sage
amber

3. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
Toilet
Old building
Public park
Old lane
Tang dynasty, woman, music
Chinese artwork of lady musicians in a raised-relief, from the Capital Museum in Beijing, dated to the Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms Period (907-960CE) Image by gongfu_king available under a Creative Commons license .

4. The world famous Shaolin monastery for martial arts is located in which province?
Shandong
Hubei
Henan
Shaanxi
Henan, Shaolin , martial arts
Shaolin martial arts display Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

5. How long did Marco Polo's visit to china last?
10 years
2 years
6 months
17 years
Marco Polo
Marco Polo in Tartar costume. Source: Scann? de Coureurs des mers, Poivre d'Arvor. Photo by Grevembrock, available under a Creative Commons license .

7. At which university did Sun Yatsen study?
University of Hawai'i
Harvard University
University of Hong Kong
Fudan University, Shanghai
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

8. The Meiji restoration was an important event in which neighboring country?
Burma
Mongolia
Thailand
Japan

9. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
3rd
2nd
6th
4th
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

10. Chiang Kaishek is associated with which event in 1936?
Kidnapping at Xi'an
Marrying Song Meiling
Battle with Japanese
Retreat to Chongqing
Chiang Kaishek, leader
Chiang Kaishek, March 1945. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

11. Jingdezhen is famous for the production of what?
Silk
Moon cakes
Porcelain
Bamboo
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

12. Du Fu, the famous Tang poet had a thatched cottage that can still be seen where?
Hangzhou
Nanning
Chengdu
Haikou
Shaanxi, calligraphy, rubbing
Taking a rubbing of famous calligraphy at Xian Beilin museum, Shaanxi Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

13. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Installation of Yuan Shikai as President
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
Death of Sun Yatsen
Treaty of Versailles 1919
May 4th movement, Beijing University, Beijing
Students of Beijing Normal University (arrested at the May Fourth Movement) returned to the university on May 7th, 1919. Available under a Creative Commons License

14. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
7,000
5,000
20,000
70,000
Emperor Xuangde, eunuch, Ming dynasty
Ming Emperor Xuande with his imperial eunuchs. 1425-35. Image by unknown court artist available under a Creative Commons license

15. Gunpowder tea is a famous export from which province?
Liaoning
Anhui
Yunnan
Zhejiang
tea, Zhejiang, tea plantation

16. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Shanghai
Tianjin
Guangzhou
Changsha
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

17. What is the name of the range of mountains separating Tibet and Xinjiang provinces?
Kunlun
Qilian
Daxue
Altay
Qinghai, snow, mountains

18. You may hear that 'guanxi' is very important in China what is it?
saving 'face'
residency permit
table manners
social network
restaurant, food, people, Sichuan
A traditional Sichuan chafing dish lunch at Jiezi, Sichuan Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

19. What was probably the earliest use for kites?
measuring wind speed
fishing
frightening enemies
scaring birds
kite
A Chinese kite in flight above Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, UK. Image by Tholly available under a Creative Commons license

20. In which province is the Taklamakan desert?
Inner Mongolia
Xinjiang
Tibet
Qinghai
Xinjiang, camel, desert
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