History Quiz 2

Intermediate difficulty level quiz about the long history of China.
1. Who was one of the leaders of the May 4th movement in Tianjin, 1919?
Zhu De
Lao She
Zhou Enlai
Sun Yatsen
May 4th movement, Beijing University, Beijing
Students of Beijing Normal University (arrested at the May Fourth Movement) returned to the university on May 7th, 1919. Available under a Creative Commons License

2. What must all Emperors possess to be able to rule?
Ten bronze tripods
Mandate of Heaven
Dragon's breath
Jade wand
Qing dynasty, Qing tombs, Hebei
Ruins of the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing dynasty, Zunhua, Hebei

3. Which leader spent some time working at a tractor factory at Xinjian, Jiangxi?
Wang Hongwen
Deng Xiaoping
Jiang Zemin
Zhu De
Jiangxi, Nanchang, pavilion, modern housing
Nanchang city, Jiangxi

4. Westerners call the country ‘China’ in reference to what?
Latin word for silk
name of pottery
Malay word for the country
Qin kingdom

5. Who led the forces of the Han dynasty at the battle of Red Cliff?
Fan Chong
Emperor Gaodi
Cao Cao
Liu Bei
Three kingdoms, sculpture
Modern statues of the leaders of the Three Kingdoms, Langzhong, Sichuan

6. When was the Battle of Talas?
162
1911
1251
751
silk road, Uzbekistan, fort
Wall of Itchan Kala (Ichon Qala) on Silk Road - Khiva , Xorazm Province, Uzbekistan

7. In which year was Hong Kong passed back to Chinese control under the two systems agreement with the UK?
1997
1976
2006
1982
Hong Kong, park, modern housing
A pavilion located at Nan Liang Garden in Hong Kong

8. Laos has a short border with China, it used to be ruled by which European power?
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Portugal
Yangzi River, river, Wuhan
An evening view of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) and the Hanyang/Hankou side of the river from Wuchang. Picture taken from the waterfront a short distance north of the First Bridge Photo by Oskarp , available under a Creative Commons license .

9. The queue hair style was introduced by which dynasty?
Northern Song
Mongol (Yuan)
Qing
Tang

10. The Chinese coin used throughout dynastic history had which feature?
made of iron
made of brass
square hole
round hole
God of Money, poster
Chinese Lunar New Year money god poster in Hong Kong. Image by Mk2010 available under a Creative Commons license

11. The city of Guangzhou was ransacked in 758CE by whom?
arabs
japanese
koreans
thais
Guangdong, Guangzhou
The Pearl River, Guangzhou at night. 2005. Image by Daniel Berthold available under a Creative Commons license .

12. Zhu Yuanzhang spent much of his early life as what?
Poet
Buddhist monk
Farmer
Philosopher
Ming dynasty, porcelain, plate
Photo by Anonymous, Chinese plate, Ming dynasty, Yongle period 1403-1424, porcelain with under-glaze blue, 23 inches [58 cms] diameter, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Available under a Creative Commons license .

13. Which Ming Emperor has had his tomb excavated?
Emperor Jianwen
Emperor Yongle
Emperor Hongwu
Emperor Hongzhi

14. The first bridge over the lower Yangzi at Wuhan was built in which year?
1957
1470
1978
1800
Yangzi Bridge, Yangzi River, river
Runyang North Bridge over the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) in Jiangsu province, southern China. Photo by Andy Zang , available under a Creative Commons license .

15. Celadon is a prized form of porcelain often with crackled glaze, with which dynasty is it mainly associated?
Song
Ming
Sui
Qing
Celadon, porcelain, Song dynasty

16. Sun Yatsen was President of the Republic of China for how long?
2 years
6 weeks
6 years
never
Guangdong, Sun Yatsen
Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall with bronze statue

17. Where did Emperor Qinshuangdi build his capital city?
Liyang
Kaifeng
Xianyang near Xi'an
Chengzhou
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

18. Deng Xiaoping was known for a love of what type of cuisine?
French
Mongolian
Italian
Japanese
food, meal
A typical Chinese family meal. Photo by ZiCheng Xu available under a Creative Commons license .

19. When did the Taiping Rebellion take place?
120-90BCE
1911-37
428-30
1850-64
Taiping Rebellion, museum
Site of King Shiwang's Residence of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom in Jinhua, Zhejiang the key historical sites under state protection. April 2011 Available by Doctoroftcm under a Creative Commons license .

20. Bai Juyi's poem ‘A song of Unending Sorrow’ commemorates which event?
Defeat by Mongol invaders
Death of Yang Guifei
Death of Emperor Xuanzong
Death of Empress Wu Zetian
Tang dynasty, woman, music
Chinese artwork of lady musicians in a raised-relief, from the Capital Museum in Beijing, dated to the Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms Period (907-960CE) Image by gongfu_king available under a Creative Commons license .
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