How Much Do You Know About Taiwan?

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How Much Do You Know About Taiwan? - Quiz

Taiwan officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. A beautiful country, although somehow controversial, but this is a fun quiz and no mentioning unfunny things! So give this test a go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In General Scholastic Ability Test, there are questions related to:

    • A.

      Spiderman

    • B.

      Batman

    • C.

      Superman

    • D.

      Ironman

    Correct Answer
    A. Spiderman
  • 2. 

    The capital city is situated in the north. What is it called?

    • A.

      Taidong

    • B.

      Taipei

    • C.

      Tainan

    • D.

      Taichung

    Correct Answer
    B. Taipei
    Explanation
    The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei. It is situated in the north of the country. Taipei is known for its bustling city life, modern architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. It is a major economic and political center, housing government offices, international businesses, and a diverse population. Taipei is also famous for its iconic landmarks like Taipei 101, night markets, and delicious street food.

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  • 3. 

    From which province in China did the majority of the initial Chinese migrants come?

    • A.

      Henan

    • B.

      Canton

    • C.

      Fujian

    • D.

      Szechuan

    Correct Answer
    C. Fujian
    Explanation
    The majority of the initial Chinese migrants came from the province of Fujian. Fujian has a long history of emigration, with many people leaving the province in search of better economic opportunities. This trend of migration from Fujian started in the 19th century and continued well into the 20th century. The migrants from Fujian played a significant role in the development of Chinese communities in various parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and the Americas.

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  • 4. 

    Who is considered to be the Founding Father of the Republic of China?

    • A.

      Chen ShuiBian

    • B.

      Chiang Kaishek

    • C.

      Mao Tse Dung

    • D.

      Dr. Sun Yatsen

    Correct Answer
    D. Dr. Sun Yatsen
    Explanation
    Dr. Sun Yatsen is considered to be the Founding Father of the Republic of China because he played a crucial role in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and establishing the Republic of China in 1912. He was the leader of the revolutionary alliance and served as the provisional president of the new republic. Dr. Sun Yatsen's Three Principles of the People, which advocated for nationalism, democracy, and livelihood, greatly influenced the political ideology of the Republic of China. He is widely recognized and respected for his contributions to the establishment of a modern, democratic China.

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  • 5. 

    What's the highest mountain in Taiwan?

    • A.

      Yushan

    • B.

      Chushan

    • C.

      Tienmu

    • D.

      Alishan

    Correct Answer
    A. Yushan
    Explanation
    Yushan is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in Taiwan. Yushan, also known as Jade Mountain, stands at a height of 3,952 meters (12,966 ft) and is located in the Yushan National Park. It is a popular destination for hikers and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Chushan, Tienmu, and Alishan are not the highest mountains in Taiwan, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 6. 

    What is the traditional colour for weddings in Taiwan?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    In Taiwan, the traditional color for weddings is red. Red symbolizes luck, happiness, and prosperity in Taiwanese culture. It is believed that wearing red on the wedding day brings good fortune to the couple and their future together. Red is also commonly seen in wedding decorations and invitations. Additionally, red is associated with love and romance, making it a fitting color for weddings.

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  • 7. 

    Which number is unlucky in Taiwan?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In Taiwan, the number 4 is considered unlucky because it sounds similar to the word for "death" in Chinese. This superstition is known as tetraphobia and is common in many East Asian cultures. As a result, some buildings in Taiwan may skip the 4th floor or avoid using the number 4 in room numbers or phone numbers.

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  • 8. 

    Which one of these European nations never occupied any part of Taiwan?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Portugal

    • C.

      Netherlands

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweden
    Explanation
    Sweden is the correct answer because unlike Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands, it never occupied any part of Taiwan. This means that Sweden did not have any colonial presence or control over Taiwan during any period in history.

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  • 9. 

    What was Portuguese name for Taiwan?

    • A.

      Ilha Formosa

    • B.

      Cebu

    • C.

      Myanmar

    • D.

      Pulau Dyang

    Correct Answer
    A. Ilha Formosa
    Explanation
    The Portuguese name for Taiwan is "Ilha Formosa." This name was given by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century, which means "Beautiful Island" in Portuguese. It reflects their admiration for the natural beauty of the island. This name was used by the Portuguese to refer to Taiwan for several centuries before it was replaced by the current name.

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  • 10. 

    The languages originally spoken by the aboriginal peoples of Taiwan belong to which language family?

    • A.

      Sino-Tibetan

    • B.

      Austronesian

    • C.

      Austro-Asiatic

    • D.

      Min

    Correct Answer
    B. Austronesian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Austronesian. The aboriginal peoples of Taiwan originally spoke languages that belong to the Austronesian language family. This language family is one of the largest in the world and includes languages spoken in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and parts of East Asia. Austronesian languages are characterized by a shared vocabulary and grammatical features, indicating a common ancestry. The Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan are part of the Formosan subgroup, which includes several distinct languages and dialects.

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