Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. Which of these provinces is NOT considered part of the region of Manchuria?
Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia
Shanxi
Heilongjiang, tiger, wildlife
A Siberian tiger walking on snow, Heilongjiang

2. What is the range of mountains called that separates the Yellow and Yangzi river basins?
Kunlun
Hengduan
Qingling
Shanxi, landscape, mountains
Luya Mountain in Shanxi

3. Which of these countries does NOT have a land border with China?
Thailand
Vietnam
Burma (Myanmar)
Xinjiang, view, mountains, snow
Nalati grassland near Yining, Xinjiang

4. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
9,500 feet [2,896 meters]
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
10,000 feet [3,048 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

5. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
400 miles [644 kms]
200 miles [322 kms]
100 miles [161 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

6. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Inner Mongolia
Guangxi
Tibet
Guangxi, Nanning, skyscraper, river
Sunset over Nanning provincial capital of Guangxi

7. Which country ran the island of Macau until 1999?
Japan
U.S.
Portugal
Macau, cityscape, view
View of Macau Tower at sunset

8. The Star Ferry runs between which two places?
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
West Lake and Grand Canal Hangzhou
Beijing and Tianjin

9. Which province is the most northerly in China?
Xinjiang
Heilongjiang
Gansu
Jilin, Rime island, ice

10. The city of Guangzhou stands on which major river?
Yellow river
Jiang river
Pearl river
Guangdong, Guangzhou, modern housing, view
View of Guangdong's provincial capital: Guangzhou

11. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
renminbi
yen
miao
money, economy

13. Which province was the most recently created?
Chongqing
Shanghai
Tibet
Sichuan
Chengdu Plain, Sichuan.
Image by Cdwaer available under a Creative Commons license

14. Excluding Macau which province has the lowest population in China?
Tibet (Xizang)
Tianjin
Anhui

15. The Yu (or Yuyuan) gardens are a famous spot in which city?
Chengdu
Guangzhou
Shanghai
garden, Sichuan
Traditional public garden at Chengdu, Sichuan

16. The Changbai mountains are on the border of China with which other country?
North Korea
Laos
Mongolia
Changbai, Jilin

17. The Hunza Valley is a historic land route into China, which country does it lead to?
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Pakistan, Karakoram highway

18. Wanfujing is a famous shopping street in which city?
Wuhan
Beijing
Shanghai

19. Sanjiangyuan Three Rivers National Park is the source of which major rivers
Indus; Ganges and Yangzi
Mekong; Yellow and Yangzi
Li; Yellow and Yangzi
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

20. What do the Chinese call their own country of China
Zhongguo
Chuka
Hanguo
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License
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