General quiz about China 5

Intermediate quiz (quite tough) about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (5)
1. What was the religion of the great explorer Zheng He?
Jewish
Christian
Muslim
Daoist
Zheng He, explorer

2. Which province is the coldest in summer?
Inner Mongolia
Tibet
Jilin
Xinjiang
Tibet, lake

3. Imperial designs represent the Emperor as a dragon, but which creature represents the Empress?
dove
phoenix
qilin
peacock
manchu, Shenyang, dragon
Two dragons fighting over the pearl of wisdom. Fuling tomb, Shenyang, Liaoning

4. Which province is known by the shortened name 'Lu'?
Shandong
Jiangsu
Liaoning
Henan
Confucius, Beijing
Statue of Confucius at the Imperial Academy (Guozijian) Beijing

5. Which is the Chinese language most frequently spoken in Zhejiang province other than Mandarin?
yue (cantonese)
gan
jin
wu
Yangzi River, Nanjing, bridge
The Nanjing bridge over the Yangzi

6. Tanggu or Binhai is the port area for which major city?
Tianjin
Guangzhou
Xiamen
Hong Kong
Tianjin

7. K2 the second highest mountain in the world is on the border of China with which country?
Pakistan
Russia
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
K2,  mountain,  Xinjiang
K2. August 2006 Image by Svy123 available under a Creative Commons License

8. The magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfalls can be found in which province?
Guizhou
Yunnan
Gansu
Jiangxi
Guizhou, waterfall

9. The Supreme Buddha (Siddhārtha Gautama) was born in which country that neighbors China?
Burma
Nepal
India
Vietnam
Qinghai, monks, Buddhism, people
Buddhist prayer ceremony at Xining, Qinghai Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

10. Mount Lushan is close to which major famous lake?
Lake Tai
Poyang Lake
Qinghai Lake
Dongting Lake
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

11. The Chinese nuclear test facility of Lop Nur is located in which province?
Inner Mongolia
Xinjiang
Yunnan
Tibet

12. Sun Yatsen's mausoleum is close to which major city?
Chongqing
Fuzhou
Beijing
Nanjing
Guangdong, Sun Yatsen
Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall with bronze statue

13. Why is Mongolia split into Outer and Inner Mongolia?
Historical division between Khanates
Revolution of 1924
Chinese invasion of 1875
Russian invasion of 1918
mongolia, skins, bows
Bows and furs of Mongolia. Image by Rob Stallard

14. Why is the Yellow River so called?
pollution with yellow dye
rivers were named after colors
carries yellow mud
named after color of Imperial robes
pujin,  yellow river
The oldest and largest ironware cultural relics protection group in the world - Kai-Yuan Tang Large Iron Oxen, located 110 m-470 m outside the west gate of the Puzhou Ancient City 15 km in the west of Yonji City, Available under a Creative Commons License

15. A magpie in a painting symbolizes a wish for what?
romance
peace
children
joy
chinese wildlife, Azure winged magpie, Cyanopica cyanus
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus, Fujigaoka 2 Chome, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Image by Toshihiro Gamo available under a Creative Commons License

16. In which province did the Taiping rebellion begin?
Guangdong
Sichuan
Jiangxi
Fujian
Taiping Rebellion, battle
Taiping rebels are chased out of Yuzhuang, March 8 1854. The Taiping arrived the previous day but had to retire the next day when the Manchus arrived in hot pursuit. From Ten scenes recording the retreat and defeat of the Taiping Northern Expeditionary Forces, February 1854-March 1855. Source : web site Available under a Creative Commons license .

17. Which was China's most populous province in 2014?
Sichuan
Beijing
Zhejiang
Guangdong

18. In which province is the fictional Shangrila said to be located?
Shandong
Liaoning
Xinjiang
Yunnan
Buddhism , Dali, Yunnan, temple

19. The Jesuit missionaries most impressed the Imperial court with their knowledge of what?
astronomy
medicine
architecture
painting
christian, Shen Fuzong
Michael Alphonsius Shen Fuzong (Fu-tsung) by Sir Godfrey Kneller. 1685. Available under a Creative Commons License

20. The Tiananmen Incident of 1976 occurred following the death of which leader?
Lin Biao
Liu Shaoqi
Zhu De
Zhou Enlai
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
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