Wiz Quiz - China

China Quiz

1) What is the capital city of China? Nanjing, Beijing, Dalian.

2) The ginko or maidenhair tree grows in China and is used in Chinese medicine. When did this plant species first grow? millions of years ago, thousands of years ago hundreds of years ago.

3) Which of the following animals does NOT live in China? the snow leopard, the platypus, the giant panda.

4) What was the Forbidden City? a city at the end of the Great Wall, the home of the Emperor, a Buddhist monastery.

5) The Great Wall of China was built to keep out invaders. When was the building started? over six thousand years ago, over two and a half thousand years ago, over six hundred years ago.

6) What was the Silk Road? the road used by the Emperor between his palaces, trade routes between China and Europe, a road used by people working in the Chinese silk industry.

7) What is the Terracotta Army? eight thousand life-size figures set up to protect the Emperor Qin in his tomb, the army of Kublai Khan, the people who built the Great Wall.

8) Which of the following is a famous Chinese philosopher? Confucius, Siddhartha Gautama, Zeno.

9) In the sixteenth century Europeans were keen to buy from China. Which Europeans settled in Macao in 1557? the British, the Greeks, the Portuguese.

10) Who took over Hong Kong from the Chinese in the nineteenth century? the British, the Americans, the Spanish.

11) Who declared the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949? Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Deng Xiaoping.

12) What is the status of Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a republic, Hong Kong is a Region of the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong belongs to the UK.

13) What is the official language of China? Mandarin, English, Hokkien-Taiwanese.

14) During the Chinese New Year festivities children are given Lai see. What is Lai see? lucky money, honey cakes, paper dragons.

15) What is the translation of Kung hay fat choi? Would you like something to eat? I am pleased to meet you, Happy New Year.

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