General quiz about China 4

Intermediate level quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (4)
1. Du Fu, the famous Tang poet had a thatched cottage that can still be seen where?
Chengdu
Nanning
Beijing
Haikou
Shaanxi, calligraphy, rubbing
Taking a rubbing of famous calligraphy at Xian Beilin museum, Shaanxi Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

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

4. At which university did Sun Yatsen study?
Peking University, Beijing
Tsinghua University, Beijing
University of Hong Kong
Harvard University
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

5. An explosion on 12th September 2015 killed 173 people, in which city did it happen?
Tianjin
Shanghai
Ningbo
Wuhan
Tianjin, bridge, skyscraper
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6. In Beijing a 'hutong' is what?
Old lane
Type of monkey
Toilet
Old building
Guizhou, waterfall
The famous Huangguoshu Falls in Guizhou

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

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

9. The number of Imperial eunuchs has at one time reached how many people?
10,000
70,000
7,000
20,000
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

10. The Yangzi River is one of the longest rivers in the world, where does it stand in the world rankings for length?
6th
5th
3rd
1st
Yangzi River, river, boat
Barge on the Yangzi river near the Three Gorges dam

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

12. The formation of the May 4th movement was a response to which event?
Death of Dowager Empress Cixi
Arrest of Sun Yatsen
Treaty of Versailles 1919
Installation of Yuan Shikai as President
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

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

14. In which province is the Taklamakan desert?
Gansu
Qinghai
Yunnan
Xinjiang
Xinjiang, camel, desert

15. Where you can find a smaller version of the Forbidden City?
Shenyang
Xi'an
Wuhan
Hangzhou
Liaoning, Shenyang, Manchu, Forbidden City, palace

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

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

18. About how many Chinese characters in common use are all pronounced 'shi'?
50
250
10
5

19. How long did Marco Polo's visit to china last?
6 months
2 years
17 years
10 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 .

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