What Do You Know About China? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About China? Trivia Quiz

China has the largest population in the world, with over 1. 3 billion people. We got to learn that much of China’s modern beliefs and philosophies are based on the teachings of a government official who lived nearly 3,000 years ago. Take this test on our study of China below and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the leader of the Communist (Cultural) Revolution in China?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • C. 

      Mao Ze Dong

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Genghis Khan

  • 2. 
    Who was a wise teacher, who taught doing the right thing and hoped to bring order to China?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • C. 

      Mao Ze Dong

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Genghis Khan

  • 3. 
     Who was a Mongol emperor who conquered most of Asia?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • C. 

      Mao Ze Dong

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Genghis Khan

  • 4. 
     Who was an Italian merchant whose stories of his travels in China sparked European interest in Asia?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • C. 

      Mao Ze Dong

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Genghis Khan

  • 5. 
     Who was the first emperor of China who connected the Great Wall?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi

    • C. 

      Mao Ze Dong

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Genghis Khan

  • 6. 
    What was the purpose of the Great Wall of China?
    • A. 

      To keep foreign traders out of China

    • B. 

      To keep foreign missionaries out of China

    • C. 

      To keep invading nomads out of China

    • D. 

      To keep over-worked peasants from leaving China

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Shi Huangdi?
    • A. 

      He had the terra cotta army built to protect his tomb

    • B. 

      He united warring states to form the first Chinese Empire

    • C. 

      He was a very kind and effectionate leader who loved his people

    • D. 

      He built the Great Wall by connecting smaller segments

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The terrain and climate in the west make it less desirable to live in

    • B. 

      The nomads keep killing all the people in western China's towns

    • C. 

      Western China is far too polluted for human habitation

    • D. 

      Western China is reserved for nature conservatories and reserves

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about theThree Gorges Dam?
    • A. 

      It was Mao Ze Dong's project in the 1950's

    • B. 

      Over one million people were displaced to make room for it

    • C. 

      It will provide one tenth of China's power

    • D. 

      It will help control costly and life-threatening flooding of the Yangtze

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is true about the Silk Road?
    • A. 

      It is still used in modern times by caravans of silk traders from China

    • B. 

      It was lined with silk material from east to west

    • C. 

      It was used to trade Chinese silk and porcelein for gold and cotton

    • D. 

      Caterpillars and silk worms grew alongside this road and were harvested there

  • 11. 
    What is the reason the Chinese called themselves the "Middle Kingdom"?
    • A. 

      They thought they were the most civilized people on earth, and thus the 'middle' of civilization

    • B. 

      They believed they were the lesser servants of the Great Kingdom of the Mongols to the north

    • C. 

      They were surrounded on all sides by other, more important nations in Asia

    • D. 

      It was the Middle Ages, so this seemed like an appropriate name for them at the time

  • 12. 
    Which two words complete the following sentence to make it a true statement? The Chinese ______________________ to their ancestors for ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Look, love

    • B. 

      Worship, creation

    • C. 

      Pray, guidance

    • D. 

      Hope, sun

  • 13. 
    Which term is the name used for a line of rulers who all come from the same family?
    • A. 

      Ancestry

    • B. 

      Dynasty

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      Lineage

  • 14. 
    What problem did Confucius's teachings help Chinese rulers solve?
    • A. 

      Keeping order

    • B. 

      Feeding the people

    • C. 

      Defending China's borders

    • D. 

      Developing technology

  • 15. 
    The Daoist (Taoist) symbol that means the universe is made up of two forces and each contains some of the other, such as hot and cold, fire and earth is
    • A. 

      The Peace symbol

    • B. 

      The Star of David

    • C. 

      The Wheel of Dharma

    • D. 

      The Yin and Yang

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about communism?
    • A. 

      It is both a political and economic system that is in place in countries such as China and North Korea

    • B. 

      It allows the people many freedoms including free speech and freedom of religion

    • C. 

      The government owns everythign from the farms, to the facotries and stores that sell goods

    • D. 

      The government supplies people with jobs, cheap food, housing, and medical care

  • 17. 
    Which of the following best describes Mao Ze Dong's rule of China?
    • A. 

      He opened the borders and allowed for international trade, making China one of the world's leading economic powers

    • B. 

      The people were given freedom of speech and freedom of the press, among other freedoms

    • C. 

      He had strict control over almost all aspects of the citizens' lives and millions perished under his rule

    • D. 

      He encouraged artists and intellectuals,so China experienced an awakening of the arts

  • 18. 
    What has China done to improve its economy in the last 20 years?
    • A. 

      Bought up all the existing farm land and turned it into factories

    • B. 

      Allowed people to start businesses and buy houses and land as well as developed international trade

    • C. 

      Decreased the amount of food people are allowed to eat in a day

    • D. 

      Closed all factories and converted the land into vast community farms

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the National People's Congress?
    • A. 

      They choose the president in China as well as the judges and the State Council

    • B. 

      They are run just like the United States Congress

    • C. 

      They are watched over closely by the Communist Party

    • D. 

      They are China's law-making body

  • 20. 
    What is the major concern about China's environment?
    • A. 

      It has far more resources than its people can use

    • B. 

      It sits on the Ring of Fire

    • C. 

      Air and water pollution due to high population and manufacturing

    • D. 

      Yearly monsoons cause Mao Ze Dong to be grumpy

  • 21. 
    What was the approximate value of China's exports in 2001?
    • A. 

      About $1 Billion

    • B. 

      About $5 Billion

    • C. 

      About $10 billion

    • D. 

      About $$20 Billion

  • 22. 
    Which statement is correct about China's iron and steel trade between 1999 and 2003?
    • A. 

      Their imports have steadily declined, but exports have continued to increase

    • B. 

      Both imports and exports have sharply increased each year

    • C. 

      Imports have gone up, while exports have stayed close to the same

  • 23. 
    Which source of energy is found throughout China?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Hydroelectric power

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 24. 
    Where is most of China's hydroelectric power found?
    • A. 

      In the far west

    • B. 

      In the southeast

    • C. 

      In central China

    • D. 

      In the far north

  • 25. 
    How is the selection of a president in China different from the selection of a president in the United States?
    • A. 

      Chinese citizens directly elect their president, and the US citizens only elect representatives

    • B. 

      China's citizens do not have any part in the election of their leaders at all and US does

    • C. 

      China's citizens elect the Local People's Congress and then have no more input