General quiz about China 5

Intermediate quiz (quite tough) about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (5)
1. Mount Lushan is close to which major famous lake?
Lake Tai
Poyang Lake
Dongting Lake
Lake Nanyang
Jiangxi, Lushan, waterfall
Waterfall on Lushan mountains, Jiangxi

2. In which province did the Taiping rebellion begin?
Jiangxi
Guangdong
Sichuan
Jiangsu
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 .

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

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

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

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

7. Why is the Yellow River so called?
named after the Yellow Emperor
carries yellow mud
yellow was the Han dynastic color
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

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

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

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

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

12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

18. Which was China's most populous province in 2014?
Sichuan
Beijing
Hunan
Guangdong

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

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