General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. The Dragon boat festival is associated with which historical figure?
Confucius
Qu Yuan
Zhuge Liang
Emperor Hongwu
Dragon boat festival, people
Dragon Boat race Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

2. Which ancient classic stimulated the study of binary arithmetic and paved way to modern computing?
Classic of Rites
Book of Zhuangzi
Book of Odes
Book of Changes (Yi Jing)
Hong Kong, harbor, skyscraper, modern housing
Night skyline of Victoria harbor, Hong Kong

3. When were the Terracotta warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi discovered?
1894
1782
1974
1955
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

4. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
seven
eleven
three
four
tea plantation, children
Girl wearing a traditional dress holds a glass of green tea

5. The Jade Gate (Jiayuguan), the main entry point into China on the Silk Road is located in which province?
Gansu
Xinjiang
Ningxia
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 .

6. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
1912
818
1683
246
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

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

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

12. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
77%
60%
50%
40%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

13. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Chess strategies
Navy and army
Soft and hard foreign policy
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

14. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
10
8
7
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

15. The great Ming encyclopedia the 'Yongle Dadian' comprised about how many volumes?
8,000
1,000
11,000
5,000
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

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

17. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
6
20
14
16
Hainan, Sanya, beach, coast

18. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
4
8
10
5
chess, people
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19. 'River elegy' was the ground-breaking TV programme that sparked much debate and protest in which year?
2005
1978
1988
1990
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Image by McKay Savage from London, UK available under a Creative Commons license January 2005

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