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China A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the country of China.
Last updated: November 26, 2018
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Clue
Answer
A
Medical treatment with
lots of needles
Acupuncture
B
Capital city
Beijing
C
Most well-known philosopher
Confucius
D
Bite-sized Cantonese food:
___ Sum
Dim
E
Tallest mountain
Everest
F
Imperial palace: _________ City
Forbidden
G
Largest desert
Gobi
H
92% of Chinese are this
ethnic group
Han
I
What Hainan and Lantau are
Islands
J
Popular green stone
Jade
K
Martial arts style: ____ Fu
Kung
L
Founder of Taoism
Laozi
M
Most commonly-spoken dialect
Mandarin
 
Clue
Answer
N
City whose name means
"Southern Capital"
Nanjing
O
China fought two wars over this drug
Opium
P
Type of ceramic invented in China
Porcelain
Q
Manchu dynasty
Qing
R
Staple crop
Rice
S
Luxury fabric invented in China
Silk
T
1989 massacre site: ________ Square
Tiananmen
U
Northwestern ethnic group - some
have blue eyes
Uyghur
V
Country bordered by China
Vietnam
W
Most common family name
Wang
X
At ______ did Kubla Khan a stately
pleasure-dome decree
Xanadu
Y
Counterpart of Yin
Yang
Z
Mao's given name
Zedong
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level 80
Oct 21, 2015
Might change to "Mao's given name" as his first name was Mao.
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2015
Changed
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level 74
Nov 29, 2018
I must have tried every possible spelling combination except the right one, including the one we were taught in school during the Dark Ages, Tse-tung, even though it didn't start with z. (The name of "The Little Red Book" is Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung.) I came close with Zadong and Zaedong, but apparently not close enough.
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level 70
Oct 21, 2015
Also accept Lao-Tzu?
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level 75
Oct 21, 2015
I couldn't get Lao Che out of my head, then I realized that was the guy from Temple of Doom.
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level 56
Feb 23, 2016
Good-bye Doctor Jones...hah hah hah...hah hah hah hah....aaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahahahahahah!!
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level ∞
Oct 22, 2015
Lao-Tzu will work now
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level 74
Oct 27, 2015
Good quiz. Everest is the tallest mountain, but isn't it in Nepal?
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level 33
Dec 28, 2015
it's China and Nepal's border
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level 72
Mar 15, 2016
good grief! can't believe I didn't get Everest (got 24/26, though)
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level 54
Feb 23, 2016
Can satin be accepted as well as silk? Or is it a wrong answer to the question?
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level 55
Feb 23, 2016
Satin is artificial while silk is natural, so I don't think satin should be accepted.
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level 61
Nov 29, 2018
No it's not. It's a weave. Silk can be woven into a satin weave.
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level 65
Feb 24, 2016
Isn't Chang the most common surname any more?
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level 57
Mar 31, 2016
The most common surname is now Wang, (or Wong if you're Cantonese speaking).
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level 59
Feb 24, 2016
Dammit! Everest! Dammit!
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
I missed this one as well. Too apparent, obviously.
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level 70
May 4, 2016
I think we are too used to thinking of it as being in Nepal...
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level 75
Jul 28, 2016
I'd like a stately pleasure-dome decree with Olivia Newton-John.
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level 38
Nov 29, 2018
Mandarin is a language, not a dialect
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level 47
Nov 29, 2018
YOU obligated to find out any and all acceptable spellings of Mao s name and for non Chinese speakers you should be very lenient , instead you have people hacking for 2 minutes at any spelling except the exact one you mandated , one glitch in my opinion you should correct because i missed that one while i knew the answer
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level 57
Nov 29, 2018
Nahhhh, Zedong is the correct pinyin for 泽东. Pinyin is the official romanization of the People's Republic of China. Today he is widely referred to with this given name.
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level 65
Nov 29, 2018
I think his name is Kublai Khan, not Kubla
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level 65
Nov 29, 2018
Nevermind, I just discovered the Coleridge poem this clue was taken from...
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level 33
Nov 29, 2018
So on one else tried Lenin for founder of Taoism? Ok..
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level 59
Nov 29, 2018
Did anyone else only get Xanadu because of that song by Rush?
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level 51
Nov 29, 2018
100% thanks to some generous spelling assistance from Quizmaster.
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level 49
Nov 29, 2018
I am surprised that more people got Xanadu than Uyghur
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level 65
Nov 30, 2018
Only missed uyghur but could have known. In my language (dutch) they are called Oeigoeren, known as Chinese Muslims