China Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about the country of China?
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Last updated: February 3, 2020
First submittedFebruary 2, 2020
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1. Which city is further north?
Shanghai
Beijing
2. How does the land area of China compare to that of the United States?
China is more than 50% larger
The United States is more than 50% larger
They are similar in size
3. What city was formerly known as Canton?
Qingdao
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Wuhan
4. Who has led China since 2012?
Cao Pi
Deng Xiaoping
Xi Jinping
Jiang Zemin
Term limits were abolished in 2018 meaning China is probably stuck with him for a good time longer.
5. In Chinese, the country of China is represented by the characters: "中国". What is the literal meaning of these characters?
Yellow River
Great Wall
Heavenly State
Middle Kingdom
6. In Chinese history, what was the "queue"?
The building where the emperor's concubines lived
A system where people were required to give labor to the state
A hairstyle forced upon all Chinese men by their Manchu rulers
A series of exams taken by prospective bureaucrats
7. What are "bao"?
Chicken feet
Egg noodles
Pork skewers
Steamed dumplings
8. What major dam was opened on the Yangtze River in 2003?
Aswan Dam
Heaven's Gate
Three Gorges Dam
9. What company could be considered China's version of Amazon.com?
Sinopec
Foxconn
Ali Baba
10. Which of these viruses did NOT start in China?
SARS
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
HIV
11. Which of the following was the result of Chairman Mao's "Great Leap Forward" (1958-1962)?
A large increase in industrial output
The deadliest famine in human history (23 - 55 million deaths)
A period of higher standards of living and reduced censorship
12. Which of these is NOT considered one of the four great inventions of ancient China?
Compass
Paper
Gunpowder
Saddle
13. Which dialect is most commonly spoken in Hong Kong?
Mandarin
Wu
Cantonese (Yue)
14. Which animal does NOT appear in the Chinese zodiac?
Lion
Dog
Snake
Rat
15. Which city is not near the coast?
Shenzhen
Xiamen
Chengdu
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Level 78
Feb 3, 2020
Somehow I got it in my head that paper was invented in Egypt - thinking about papyrus, I guess. I knew better at one time, but not today. I learned several new things from this one. (Which translates to, "I missed several.")
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2020
I had no clue about bao, but thought about dim sum and ruled out dumplings ...
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2020
I just thought of bapao (bakpau in english)
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2020
That's exactly what I did
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2020
What you are referring to as Dim Sum is actually Huntun (Wontons), which are soupy dumplings, not steamed. The Western concept of Dim Sum is separate from its traditional Hong Kong meaning, which is a style of eating and not a particular dish.
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Level 66
Feb 4, 2020
Got all but 'queue' - living in China helps!
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2020
I used to live in China, up in Jilin province, and I got them all except the question about the Hong Kong dialect, which I read too quickly and thought was asking for the most common dialect across the whole country. Womp, womp.
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Level 26
Feb 21, 2020
It was fun quiz that taught me a lot I got 2 wrong and im Chinese so that was kind of sad
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2020
Actually, Alibaba isn't the Chinese version of amazon.com. Aliexpress.com is. Aliexpress is owned by Alibaba, which is a much larger corporation, kind of similar to Aldi and Trader Joe's.
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Level 80
Feb 21, 2020
woot. Easy 100%. Though I only got "queue" because I recall seeing it before on another quiz from this site.
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Level 51
Sep 10, 2020
Alibaba confused me a little bit, since it's one word in the company/website but two words in the quiz. Maybe fix?