General quiz about China 6

Tough quiz about the geography, history, traditions and language of China (6)
1. Which ancient classic stimulated the study of binary arithmetic and paved way to modern computing?
Book of Odes
Book of Zhuangzi
Book of Changes (Yi Jing)
Spring and Summer Annals
Hong Kong, harbor, skyscraper, modern housing
Night skyline of Victoria harbor, Hong Kong

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

3. What proportion of the population of Singapore are ethnically Chinese?
40%
60%
77%
30%
dance, dragon, Foshan, people
Traditional dragon dance, Foshan, 2013 Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

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

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

6. In ancient times the week in China consisted of how many days?
7
6
8
10
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

7. When did the island of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei first become a part of China?
1745
1683
818
1912
Taiwan, Taipei
Taiwan's National Concert Hall located in Taipei December 2006. Image by Scchiang available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

11. China has land borders with many other nations, how many?
6
8
14
20
Jilin, autumn

12. What is the doctrine of Wen and Wu strategy?
Navy and army
Soft and hard foreign policy
Surrender and fight
Retreat and advance
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

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

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

15. 'River elegy' was the ground-breaking TV programme that sparked much debate and protest in which year?
1990
2005
1995
1988
Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Image by McKay Savage from London, UK available under a Creative Commons license January 2005

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

17. How many soldiers (pawns) does each side have in Chinese chess?
6
5
0
8
chess, people
Copyright © Dreamstime see image license

18. What is considered the most unlucky number in China?
four
thirteen
eleven
three
Beijing,  PKChina-48.jpg
Shopping arcade, Beijing. September 2019. Image by Paul Kerswill

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

20. When were the Terracotta warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi discovered?
1925
1955
1782
1974
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi
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