History Quiz 2

Intermediate difficulty level quiz about the long history of China.
1. Celadon is a prized form of porcelain often with crackled glaze, with which dynasty is it mainly associated?
Shang
Sui
Song
Qing
Celadon, porcelain, Song dynasty

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

3. The first bridge over the lower Yangzi at Wuhan was built in which year?
1957
1910
1978
1470
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 .

4. When was the Battle of Talas?
624
162
106BCE
751
silk road, Uzbekistan, fort
Wall of Itchan Kala (Ichon Qala) on Silk Road - Khiva , Xorazm Province, Uzbekistan

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

6. When did the Taiping Rebellion take place?
1485-90
120-90BCE
1850-64
428-30
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?
1997
1976
1911
1982
Hong Kong, park, modern housing
A pavilion located at Nan Liang Garden in Hong Kong

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

9. Westerners call the country ‘China’ in reference to what?
bronze vessel 'jinya'
Qin dynasty
name of pottery
Qin kingdom

10. Bai Juyi's poem ‘A song of Unending Sorrow’ commemorates which event?
Death of Yang Guifei
Death of Emperor Xuanzong
Defeat at Battle of Talas
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 .

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

12. Zhu Yuanzhang spent much of his early life as what?
Court official
Buddhist monk
Imperial Soldier
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. Who led the forces of the Han dynasty at the battle of Red Cliff?
Cao Cao
Emperor Gaodi
Emperor Wudi
Liu Bei
Three kingdoms, sculpture
Modern statues of the leaders of the Three Kingdoms, Langzhong, Sichuan

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

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

16. Who was one of the leaders of the May 4th movement in Tianjin, 1919?
Zhu De
Lao She
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

17. What must all Emperors possess to be able to rule?
1000 concubines
Dragon's breath
Mandate of Heaven
Jade wand
Qing dynasty, Qing tombs, Hebei
Ruins of the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing dynasty, Zunhua, Hebei

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

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

20. Which Ming Emperor has had his tomb excavated?
Emperor Jianwen
Emperor Hongwu
Emperor Wanli
Emperor Yongle
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