General quiz about China 5

Intermediate quiz (quite tough) about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (5)
1. K2 the second highest mountain in the world is on the border of China with which country?
Russia
Laos
Pakistan
Bhutan
K2,  mountain,  Xinjiang
K2. August 2006 Image by Svy123 available under a Creative Commons License

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

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

4. Which province is the coldest in summer?
Tibet
Inner Mongolia
Xinjiang
Beijing
Tibet, lake

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

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

7. Which is the Chinese language most frequently spoken in Zhejiang province other than Mandarin?
jin
wu
gan
min
Yangzi River, Nanjing, bridge
The Nanjing bridge over the Yangzi

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

9. Why is Mongolia split into Outer and Inner Mongolia?
Revolution of 1924
Outer Mongolia was Genghiz Khan's home
Chinese invasion of 1875
Civil war of 1845
mongolia, skins, bows
Bows and furs of Mongolia. Image by Rob Stallard

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

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

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

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

14. Why is the Yellow River so called?
rivers were named after colors
yellow was the Han dynastic color
carries yellow mud
pollution with yellow dye
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. In which province did the Taiping rebellion begin?
Guangdong
Jiangxi
Jiangsu
Zhejiang
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 .

16. What was the religion of the great explorer Zheng He?
Christian
Jewish
Buddhist
Muslim
Zheng He, explorer

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

18. A magpie in a painting symbolizes a wish for what?
children
joy
romance
job promotion
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

19. The Tiananmen Incident of 1976 occurred following the death of which leader?
Peng Dehuai
Liu Shaoqi
Zhou Enlai
Zhu De
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

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