June Quiz

A monthly tough quiz of general history, traditions, geography questions for June
1. Huangpu Military Academy was in which province?
Guangdong
Xinjiang
Jiangsu
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, temple
Qian King Temple on the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. October 2008.
Image by kanegen available under a Creative Commons license

2. Tiangong is the latest space vehicle of which type?
space lab
launch rocket
martian rover
space;shenzhou;lunar exploration
Chinese Shenzhou 5 spacecraft - Model 1:3, Space technology exhibition, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. 28 October 2011 Image by Br?cke-Osteuropa available under a Creative Commons License

3. Which is the luckiest Chinese number?
5
8
7
lion dance, people, festival
Young lion dancers

4. Which factor was probably the most important in the success of Mao's Long March?
heavy artillery
radio eavesdropping
Russian assistance
Long march;rally
A Communist cadre leader addressing survivors of the Long March. Image available under a Creative Commons License

5. About how many Terracotta warriors have been unearthed near Xi'an?
20,000
1,000
8,000
Qin dynasty, Terracotta army
The famous terracotta warriors at the tomb of the first Qin Emperor Shihuangdi

6. Silver was traditional made into ingots in what shape?
Shoes
Bats
Beetles
acupuncture, TCM
A schematic of the 'Chinese' or human body meridians. The Chinese meridians are used in various oriental fight styles, as well as in healthcare; e.g. in traditional herbal medicine, massage techniques (see pressure points ), ... The schematic was based on an image of the Northern Crane Martial Arts Association dojo. Permission was given for the use of the image at wikimedia commons by sensei Phil Perez. Image by KVDP available under a Creative Commons license .

7. Most of the most prized jade comes from which country?
Japan
Myanmar (Burma)
Australia
jade, bowl, fish
Jade dish with two fishes among reeds, China, late Ming period. British Museum, room 33b ( the Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery). Image by Vassil available under a Creative Commons License

8. With which country did China go to war in 1962?
Afghanistan
Russia
India
Tibet, deer
Golden deer and dharma wheel at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet

9. The disgraced Bo Xilai was mayor of which city
Ningbo
Chongqing
Shanghai

10. Which kingdom during the period known as the ‘Five dynasties and Ten kingdoms’ was chiefly responsible for retaining Tang civilization?
Shu
Chu
Wu
Mao Zedong, leader, communism
Mao Tse-Tung, leader of China’s Communists, addresses some of his followers. 6 December 1944 . Photo from Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, available under a Creative Commons license .

11. Where is Dowager Empress Cixi buried?
Xi'an
Ming Tombs
Eastern Qing Tombs
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 .

12. The taiji figure represents what?
Yangzi river
wind and water
yin and yang
tai ji, yin and yang

13. What proportion of the Chinese Community Party are women?
26%
43%
55%
soldier, woman, PRC
Young girl dressed in soldier attire at the arrival of the press plane in Beijing, China. Young girl pictured is not identified. 21st Feb 1972. Image by Byron E. Schumaker, ca. 1935- available under a Creative Commons license .

14. The early days of the Long March the communist leadership was often referred to as a joint operation between Mao and who else?
Zhu De
Peng Dehuai
Zhang Guotao
Mao Zedong, PRC, leader
Mao Zedong makes a report at the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh CPC Central Committee. April 1949. Image by Unknown available under a Creative Commons License

15. Li or Lee is a very common family name in China what does it mean?
rock
rich
plum
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 .
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