History Quiz 3

History quiz all about Chinese history - a bit harder.
1. Which writer wrote with dismay about the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in 1860?
Victor Hugo
Leo Tolstoy
Honore de Balzac
Charles Dickens
Beijing, Old Summer Palace, architecture, ruin
Ruins of the Old Summer Palace (Yuan ming Yuan) Beijing. It was destroyed by British and French Army in the Second Opium War

2. Xuanzang's trip to fetch Buddhist scriptures from India took place during which dynasty?
Ming dynasty
Tang dynasty
Han dynasty
Sui dynasty
Xian, pagoda, arhcitecture, Shaanxi
Large Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi

3. Who was the Premier of China 2003-12?
Hu Jintao
Zhao Ziyang
Wen Jiabao
Li Peng
Beijing, modern housing
View of Beijing city from the TV tower

4. The Yongle Dadian was what?
military academy
goverment department
race course
Qilin, Sacred Way, Ming tombs
"Ways of souls" tombs of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644CE). 50km north west of Beijing, in Changping. December 2005. Image by ofol available under a Creative Commons License .

5. In 1980 China set up a number of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) to promote rapid economic development. Which one of these was NOT a SEZ?
Guangdong, Shenzhen, skyscraper, modern housing

6. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?

7. The banker H. H. Kung married who in 1914?
Song Meiling
Song Yaoju
Song Ailing
Song Guofeng
Hainan, forest, view, mountains
Tropical forest park, Hainan island

8. In which city was Sun Yatsen kidnapped in 1896?
New York
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

9. The first books in China were made of what?
pine tree bark
strips of bamboo or wood
Shang dynasty, bronze, calligraphy
Ancient script of Zhou through to Shang dynasty date inscribed on bronze vessel

10. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
base of Jiangxi soviet
Han dynasty battle
marble quarries
rare monkey

11. The most senior lama after the Dalai Lama in Tibetan buddhism is who?
Kumbum Lama
President of China
Karmapa Lama
Panchen Lama
Yunnan, Shangrila, golden deer
Roof of Tibetan Temple in Shangri-La, Yunnan

12. Which leader put the Gang of Four under arrest?
Hua Guofeng
Deng Xiaoping
Zhao Ziyang
Zhou Enlai
Mao Zedong, badge, PRC
Pin badges of Mao Zedong at a market stall

13. Shenzhou is the name of a high profile programme for what purpose?
environmental protection
space exploration
nuclear power generation
military training

14. The battle of Yamen marked the end of the Song dynasty, where did it take place?
Song dynasty, sacred way
Stone Statues guarding the Sacred Way at the Song Dynasty Imperial Tombs, Gongyi, Henan

15. Puyi was Emperor of Manchuguo 1934-45 where was his capital?
Emperor Puyi, Mao Zedong
'Henry' Puyi and Mao Zedong, Autumn 1961. Image available under a Creative Commons license .

16. The 10,000 ton sculpture in Tiananmen square commemorates what?
January 1st 1912
Mai Zedong
Heroes of the People
Lu Xun
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License

17. 'Rats and foxes' was a term used by Dowager Empress Cixi for which group of people?
Imperial eunuchs
Han Chinese
Taiping rebels
Dowager Empress Cixi, Qing dynasty
Dowager Empress Cixi with the wives of European diplomats in western clothing standing on either side, together with an adopted Chinese orphan. 1902. Image from http://puyi.netor.com/gallery available under a Creative Commons license .

18. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty

19. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
Ten commandments
The Rig-Veda
Analects of Confucius
Taiping Rebellion, battle
Taiping rebels are chased out of Yuzhuang, March 8 1854. The Taiping arrived the previous day but had to retire the next day when the Manchus arrived in hot pursuit. From Ten scenes recording the retreat and defeat of the Taiping Northern Expeditionary Forces, February 1854-March 1855. Source : web site Available under a Creative Commons license .

20. Cao Pi declared himself the founder of which dynasty in 220CE?
Cao Cao
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