Culture Of China: Trivia Facts! MCQ Quiz

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Culture Of China: Trivia Facts! MCQ Quiz

Are you familiar with the culture of China? Do you think you can pass this quiz? China is influenced profoundly by Confucianism. China is the middle kingdom, which means that the ancient Chinese worldview is that China is the center of the world. There is also an enormous devotion to family and tradition. It is one of the world’s most extensive cultures. China’s culture is worth a second look so take this quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year was The Summer Palace in Beijing sacked and burned by British and French forces?
    • A. 

      October 15, 1856

    • B. 

      September 21, 1858

    • C. 

      September 21, 1859

    • D. 

      October 15, 1857

  • 2. 
    Which form of Buddhism was most prevalent in China?
    • A. 

      None Of These

    • B. 

      Zen

    • C. 

      Theravada

    • D. 

      Mahayana

  • 3. 
    In what year did the Portuguese first settle in Macau?
    • A. 

      1499

    • B. 

      1557

    • C. 

      1739

    • D. 

      1602

  • 4. 
    What was the former British territory of Weihaiwei used during World War II?
    • A. 

      A Japanese Airbase

    • B. 

      A Japanese Naval Base

    • C. 

      A Japanese Concentration Camp

    • D. 

      A Chinese Naval Base

  • 5. 
    How old was the 14th Dalai Lama when he fled Tibet in 1959?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      17

  • 6. 
    In which city was the Communist Party of China founded in 1921?
    • A. 

      Shanghai

    • B. 

      Tientsin

    • C. 

      Beijing

    • D. 

      Chongching

  • 7. 
    What city is China's second-largest in terms of population?
    • A. 

      Shanghai

    • B. 

      Guangzhou

    • C. 

      Beijing

    • D. 

      Wuhan

  • 8. 
    Although it is doubtful that there was ever a Portuguese settlement on Taiwan, the Portuguese gave the name Formosa. What does the name mean?
    • A. 

      Bell-Shaped

    • B. 

      Lovely Place

    • C. 

      It's A Sweet-Smelling Flower

    • D. 

      Beautiful

  • 9. 
    Before 1933, what was China's national currency?
    • A. 

      The Chinese Dollar

    • B. 

      There Wasn't Any National Currency

    • C. 

      The Yuan

    • D. 

      The Wong

  • 10. 
    In the years before the 13th century, where was the state of Nan Chao situated?
    • A. 

      Just To The South Of The City Of Dalien

    • B. 

      In Present-Day Yunnan Province

    • C. 

      In Northern China, Near Present Day Inner Mongolia

    • D. 

      In The Area Surrounding Present-Day Hong Kong

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the third-largest minority group in China, a people unrelated to the Chinese culturally, ethnically, or linguistically?
    • A. 

      The Han

    • B. 

      The Tibetans

    • C. 

      The Uighur

    • D. 

      The Mao

  • 12. 
    In which movie, an opening attraction at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, 1933, was Barbara Stanwyck held captive by a Chinese warlord?
    • A. 

      The Bitter Tea Of General Yen

    • B. 

      The Inscrutable General Chang

    • C. 

      Captive In The Temple

    • D. 

      Bitter Fruit, Gentle Memories

  • 13. 
    Under the Treaty of Nanjing, how long was Britain supposed to retain Hong Kong as a territory?
    • A. 

      Forever

    • B. 

      100 Years

    • C. 

      50 Years

    • D. 

      Until 1997

  • 14. 
    What was the site of the epicenter of the massive earthquake, measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale, that devastated central China in 1976?
    • A. 

      Xian

    • B. 

      Tangshan

    • C. 

      Foochou

    • D. 

      Chang'sha

  • 15. 
    What does the name "China" mean?
    • A. 

      The Country Of The People

    • B. 

      The Country Of The Dragon

    • C. 

      The Country Of The Middle

    • D. 

      The Country Of The East

  • 16. 
    After Japan captured the capital of China during World War II, what was the new wartime capital?
    • A. 

      Beijing (Peking)

    • B. 

      Guangzhou (Canton)

    • C. 

      Chongqing (Chungking)

    • D. 

      Nanjing (Nanking)

  • 17. 
    The Chinese invented all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Sundial

    • C. 

      Ink

    • D. 

      Printing

  • 18. 
    How many principal rivers flow through China?
    • A. 

      Eight

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Four

  • 19. 
    Into which three zones is China's climate divided?
    • A. 

      Tropical, Continental, Tundra

    • B. 

      Arctic, Temperate, Grassland

    • C. 

      Temperate, Tropical, Tundra

    • D. 

      Arctic, Temperate, Subtropical

  • 20. 
    China's rock formations are representative of which ancient era?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Paleolithic

    • C. 

      Neolithic

    • D. 

      Mezolithic