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?
Mark Twain
Victor Hugo
Leo Tolstoy
George Eliot
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. Which leader put the Gang of Four under arrest?
Zhao Ziyang
Hu Yaobang
Zhou Enlai
Hua Guofeng
Mao Zedong, badge, PRC
Pin badges of Mao Zedong at a market stall

3. In which city was Sun Yatsen kidnapped in 1896?
London
Xi'an
Shanghai
New York
Sun Yatsen, sculpture, Taiwan
Statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen at memorial hall in Taipei, Taiwan

4. The Jinggang Mountains are famous for what?
rare monkey
birthplace of Chiang Kaishek
base of Jiangxi soviet
Han dynasty battle

5. Shenzhou is the name of a high profile programme for what purpose?
agricultural research
military training
space exploration
environmental protection

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

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

8. The 10,000 ton sculpture in Tiananmen square commemorates what?
Heroes of the People
January 1st 1912
Long March
October 1st 1949
Tiananmen square, National Peoples Congress
Tiananmen Square, 12th June 2010. Image by Ronnie Macdonald available under a Creative Commons License

9. The first books in China were made of what?
paper
vellum
beech 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. Cao Pi declared himself the founder of which dynasty in 220CE?
Liang
Zhou
Xin
Wei
Cao Cao

11. The Yongle Dadian was what?
type of epic poem
encyclopedia
goverment department
military academy
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 .

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

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

14. The An Lushan revolt took place in which dynasty
Song
Ming
Han
Tang

15. What was the central doctrine of the Taiping rebels?
Analects of Confucius
Dao de Jing
Ten commandments
Amitabha
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 .

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

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

18. 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?
Shantou
Hainan Island
Xi'an
Zhuhai
Guangdong, Shenzhen, skyscraper, modern housing

19. 'Rats and foxes' was a term used by Dowager Empress Cixi for which group of people?
Han Chinese
Imperial eunuchs
Canton merchants
Scholars
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 .

20. When did China detonate its first atom bomb?
1964
1976
1980
2001
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