General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. When were the Terracotta warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi discovered?
1955
1974
1894
1782
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

2. Xi Jinping was born in Beijing but his father lived in which province?
Shanghai
Henan
Gansu
Shaanxi
Xi Jinping, PRC
President Xi Jinping during a visit to the island of Majorca, 2010

3. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
10
8
14
6
stars, buddhism, constellations
Celestial Buddhas and Deities of the Northern, Western, and Central Dipper Constellations. c.1500CE. Image by LACMA available under a Creative Commons License

4. The famous poet Du Fu had a thatched house that can still be seen where?
Tianjin
Beijing
Xiamen
Chengdu

5. Qufu in Shandong is the birth place of which famous person?
Confucius (Kongfuzi)
Sun Yatsen
Laozi
Emperor Hongwu
Qufu, Shandong, sculpture
Monument at Qufu, Shandong

6. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
77%
90%
40%
50%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

7. Weifang, Shandong is famous for which Chinese tradition?
kite flying
weiqi
opera
gardens
Penglai, coast, Shandong, pavilion
Penglai Pavilion at the northern tip of Shandong province

8. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Chess strategies
Soft and hard foreign policy
Navy and army
Surrender and fight
opium war, sea battle, junk, boat, ship
The East India Company iron steam ship Nemesis, commanded by Lieutenant W. H. Hall, with boats from the Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling, destroying the Chinese war junks in Anson's Bay, on 7 January 1841. Image by Edward Duncan available under a Creative Commons License

9. The Jade Gate (Jiayuguan), the main entry point into China on the Silk Road is located in which province?
Gansu
Yunnan
Xinjiang
Sichuan
Silk road, Jiayuguan, fort
Fortress (14th century) at Great Wall of Jiayuguang, September 2009. Photo by Sigismund von Dobschütz available under a Creative Commons license .

10. 'River elegy' was the ground-breaking TV programme that sparked much debate and protest in which year?
2005
1978
1995
1988
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Image by McKay Savage from London, UK available under a Creative Commons license January 2005

11. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
1912
1683
246
1745
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .

12. What percentage of the world's arable land does China possess to feed 20% of world's population?
7%
30%
1%
15%
rice
Guilin rice terrace in summer, Guangxi. Photo by Mgmoscatello available under a Creative Commons license .

13. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
14
16
8
20
Hainan, Sanya, beach, coast

14. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
seven
four
thirteen
eleven
feng shui, turtle, tortoise, calligraphy
Bronze tortoise used in Feng Shui

15. Which ancient classic stimulated the study of binary arithmetic and paved way to modern computing?
Spring and Summer Annals
Classic of Rites
Book of Changes (Yi Jing)
Analects of Confucius
Hong Kong, harbor, skyscraper, modern housing
Night skyline of Victoria harbor, Hong Kong

16. The great Ming encyclopedia the 'Yongle Dadian' comprised about how many volumes?
100,000
11,000
5,000
8,000
Yongle Dadian, Pascal triangle
Yang Hui (1238-1298) 's work preserved in Yongle Encyclopedia. It shows what is now called a Pascal Triangle discovered by Chinese mathematicans 500 years before Pascal. Image by Yang Hui available under a Creative Commons License

17. Lu Yu wrote a famous book in 762CE about what subject?
tea
Confucianism
opera
martial arts
Tang dynasty, horse, sculpture
Tri-colored glazed pottery horse of the Tang Dynasty

18. The Dragon boat festival is associated with which historical figure?
Emperor Hongwu
Zhuge Liang
Qu Yuan
Bao Zheng
Dragon boat festival, people
Dragon Boat race Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

19. What is the name of the minority people included in Guangxi's official provincial title?
Hakka
Miao
Uigyur
Zhuang
Guangxi, mountains, landform

20. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
0
8
10
5
chess, people
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