The China Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About China?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did you find this quiz? A.)   Too easy but interesting B.)   Too easy--I did not find this interesting C.)   Just right D.)   Too hard but interesting E.)   Too hard--I did not find this interesting
  • 2. 
    What is the offical Chinese word for Hong Kong?
    • A. 

      Xianggang

    • B. 

      Zhonghua Minguo

    • C. 

      Região Administrativa Especial de Macau

  • 3. 
    There are seven military regions in China with air, naval and civilian militia forces assigned to each region.  Who defends these regions and is the chairman of the State and Party’s Military Commissions?  
    • A. 

      The Chinese Naval Defense Commander is in charge of both air and naval while the civilian militia forces are represented by the Chinese President

    • B. 

      The Chinese President

    • C. 

      Each region is under the command of a group of 12 representatives chosen by the President himself.

    • D. 

      The State and Party’s Military Commissions are chaired by the 2nd in command to the President.

  • 4. 
    Since 1988, peasant couples have been permitted a second child after four years if the first born is a girl. In 1999, China started to implement a more widespread gradual relaxation of the one-child policy.  What influenced this policy change? 
    • A. 

      A desire to lessen embarrassment that this particular law was being ignored by the general public

    • B. 

      A measure to combat infanticide

    • C. 

      Change in political leadership

    • D. 

      Statistics showed that India’s population increase would soon surpass China’s and that the Chinese population would actually begin to decline, thereby lessening the need for only one child per household

  • 5. 
    In May 1958, Mao launched the Great Leap Forward. To promote rapid industrialization and socialism, collectives were reorganized into larger units. What was the result of this policy?
    • A. 

      Eventual collapse of Soviet relations with China in 1963

    • B. 

      The death of 30 million people due to starvation

    • C. 

      Rapprochement with US in early 1970

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    By the mid-1990s, frictions and tensions in the relationship with the US led the Chinese leadership to: 
    • A. 

      Try to raise its international profile and knit together its own set of strategic alliances

    • B. 

      Decrease imports to US and increase imports to Eastern European nations

    • C. 

      The start of a six-month conference with US and Chinese Ambassadors and the Secretary of State to ease tension

  • 7. 
    Since its creation in 1954, the National People's Congress (NPC) has been the highest organ of State Power. Prior to this, during the period of the Common Program (1949-54), what was the highest body?  
    • A. 

      Chinese Political Consultative Conference (CPCC)

    • B. 

      People of China's Political Consultative Conference (PCPCC)

    • C. 

      Chinese People Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

  • 8. 
    Hong Kong island and the southern tip of the Kowloon peninsula were ceded in perpetuity to the British Crown in what year ?
    • A. 

      1780 and 1831 respectively

    • B. 

      1841 and 1860 respectively

    • C. 

      1880 and 1904 respectively

    • D. 

      1760 and 1820 respectively

  • 9. 
    Fortune cookies were invented by a Chinese mother in 1880 when she overbaked her cookies for a formal family gathering. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A major riot broke out in Tibet against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule and against the Han people in March of 2008, marking the 40th anniversary of the 1959 revolt.  Who/what did the Chinese Communist Party blame this second revolt on?
    • A. 

      Foreign nations' critisism of the CCP

    • B. 

      Exiled supporters of the Dalai Lama

    • C. 

      Economic inequalities that developed between local Tibetans and outsiders, including Han and others under reforms

    • D. 

      Radical Islamic groups

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