Geography Quiz

Medium level quiz about the geography of China.
1. Sanjiangyuan Three Rivers National Park is the source of which major rivers
Mekong; Yellow and Yangzi
Pearl; Yellow and Yangzi
Mekong; Yellow and Pearl
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Which province was the most recently created?
Chongqing
Shanghai
Tibet
Gansu, Lanzhou, modern housing
Lanzhou city skyline, Gansu

10. Which of these provinces is NOT considered part of the region of Manchuria?
Shanxi
Inner Mongolia
Liaoning
Heilongjiang, tiger, wildlife
A Siberian tiger walking on snow, Heilongjiang

11. Wanfujing is a famous shopping street in which city?
Beijing
Shanghai
Tianjin

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

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

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

15. What is the name of the Chinese currency?
renminbi
won
miao
money, economy

16. Which is China's third largest province by area?
Tibet
Inner Mongolia
Sichuan
tea, plantation, Zhejiang
Tea plantation near Hangzhou
Image by Shizhao available under a Creative Commons license

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

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

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

20. How long is the reservoir created by the Sanxia Daba (Three Gorges Dam) along the Yangzi River?
400 miles [644 kms]
60 miles [97 kms]
200 miles [322 kms]
Yangzi Gorge, Yangzi River, river
Tributary of the Yangtze River Photo by Oskarp, available under a Creative Commons license .
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