Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. What is the range of mountains called that separates the Yellow and Yangzi river basins?
Khingan
Changbai
Qingling
Shanxi, landscape, mountains
Luya Mountain in Shanxi

2. The Changbai mountains are on the border of China with which other country?
Vietnam
North Korea
Pakistan
Changbai, Jilin

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

4. Xinjiang is home to many ethnic groups; which one is acknowledged in its official name?
Kazakh
Mongolian
Uyghur
Xinjiang, desert

5. Wanfujing is a famous shopping street in which city?
Beijing
Tianjin
Wuhan

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

7. The Star Ferry runs between which two places?
Beijing and Tianjin
Wuhan and Chongqing
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island

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

9. Which of these countries does NOT have a land border with China?
Laos
Thailand
Afghanistan
Xinjiang, view, mountains, snow
Nalati grassland near Yining, Xinjiang

10. What is the average height of the Tibetan plateau?
18,000 feet [5,486 meters]
14,500 feet [4,420 meters]
12,500 feet [3,810 meters]
Qinghai, railway, mountains, snow
Qinghai-Tibet railway near mountains at Golmud, Qinghai

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

12. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
60 miles [97 kms]
40 miles [64 kms]
400 miles [644 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

13. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Heilongjiang
Tibet
Inner Mongolia
Xinjiang, goat, desert, wildlife
A flock of goats in the desert near the Tarim basin, Xinjiang

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

15. Which province was the most recently created?
Shanghai
Xinjiang
Chongqing
Fujian, Tulou, lantern
Tradition Fujian Tulou house

16. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
dong
renminbi
won
money, economy

17. Which province is the most northerly in China?
Xinjiang
Inner Mongolia
Heilongjiang
Jilin, Rime island, ice

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

19. Sanjiangyuan Three Rivers National Park is the source of which major rivers
Mekong; Yellow and Yangzi
Indus; Ganges 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. Which of these provinces is NOT considered part of the region of Manchuria?
Jilin
Shanxi
Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang, tiger, wildlife
A Siberian tiger walking on snow, Heilongjiang
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