History Quiz 2

Intermediate difficulty level quiz about the long history of China.
1. Bai Juyi's poem ‘A song of Unending Sorrow’ commemorates which event?
Death of Empress Wu Zetian
Death of Yang Guifei
Defeat at Battle of Talas
Defeat by Mongol invaders
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 .

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

3. When was the Battle of Talas?
751
162
1911
106BCE
silk road, Uzbekistan, fort
Wall of Itchan Kala (Ichon Qala) on Silk Road - Khiva , Xorazm Province, Uzbekistan

4. Laos has a short border with China, it used to be ruled by which European power?
France
Portugal
Netherlands
Britain
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 .

5. Who was one of the leaders of the May 4th movement in Tianjin, 1919?
Peng Dehuai
Zhu De
Zhou Enlai
Lu Xun
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

6. When did the Taiping Rebellion take place?
1850-64
120-90BCE
428-30
1911-37
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 .

7. In which year was Hong Kong passed back to Chinese control under the two systems agreement with the UK?
1976
1997
1860
1982
Hong Kong, park, modern housing
A pavilion located at Nan Liang Garden in Hong Kong

8. The first bridge over the lower Yangzi at Wuhan was built in which year?
1910
1978
1957
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 .

9. Zhu Yuanzhang spent much of his early life as what?
Buddhist monk
Philosopher
Farmer
Poet
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 .

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

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

12. Westerners call the country ‘China’ in reference to what?
bronze vessel 'jinya'
Qin dynasty
Qin kingdom
Latin word for silk

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

14. Sun Yatsen was President of the Republic of China for how long?
2 years
16 years
6 weeks
10 years
Guangdong, Sun Yatsen
Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall with bronze statue

15. What must all Emperors possess to be able to rule?
Mandate of Heaven
1000 concubines
Ten bronze tripods
Golden sceptre
Qing dynasty, Qing tombs, Hebei
Ruins of the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing dynasty, Zunhua, Hebei

16. Which leader spent some time working at a tractor factory at Xinjian, Jiangxi?
Hua Guofeng
Jiang Zemin
Zhou Enlai
Deng Xiaoping
Jiangxi, Nanchang, pavilion, modern housing
Nanchang city, Jiangxi

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

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

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

20. Which Ming Emperor has had his tomb excavated?
Emperor Jianwen
Emperor Hongzhi
Emperor Jingtai
Emperor Yongle
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