China Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about the country of China?
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Last updated: February 3, 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
They are similar in size
The United States is more than 50% larger
3. What city was formerly known as Canton?
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Wuhan
Qingdao
4. Who has led China since 2012?
Jiang Zemin
Cao Pi
Xi Jinping
Deng Xiaoping
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?
Heavenly State
Middle Kingdom
Yellow River
Great Wall
6. In Chinese history, what was the "queue"?
A hairstyle forced upon all Chinese men by their Manchu rulers
The building where the emperor's concubines lived
A system where people were required to give labor to the state
A series of exams taken by prospective bureaucrats
7. What are "bao"?
Chicken feet
Egg noodles
Steamed dumplings
Pork skewers
8. What major dam was opened on the Yangtze River in 2003?
Heaven's Gate
Three Gorges Dam
Aswan Dam
9. What company could be considered China's version of Amazon.com?
Sinopec
Ali Baba
Foxconn
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
A period of higher standards of living and reduced censorship
The deadliest famine in human history (23 - 55 million deaths)
12. Which of these is NOT considered one of the four great inventions of ancient China?
Paper
Compass
Saddle
Gunpowder
13. Which dialect is most commonly spoken in Hong Kong?
Mandarin
Cantonese (Yue)
Wu
14. Which animal does NOT appear in the Chinese zodiac?
Dog
Snake
Lion
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 79
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 45
Jan 7, 2021
It's called 包子(baozi).

Sometimes in English, they are called steamed buns.

Here's a picture:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mszx001.com%2Frecipe%2F86.html&psig=AOvVaw3jAis5bAh8uSpmljyYOp8S&ust=1610121808092000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCODkyaeZiu4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

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Level 73
Feb 4, 2020
Got all but 'queue' - living in China helps!
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Level 66
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 43
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 67
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 82
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 55
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?
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Level 66
Oct 20, 2020
Fun quiz! Being chinese helps, but I learned the "queue" thing from another quiz
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Level 60
Nov 19, 2020

The Hong Kong question might become outdated soon, although the popular figure is that 96% of people that live in Hong Kong speak Cantonese, I don't think that is remotely the case anymore. The language is sadly fading away, especially with the younger generation where it is not being taught anymore. By the time of the next census, I can safely say that there will be more Mandarin speakers in Hong Kong than Cantonese ones.

Source: Speaks Cantonese and lived in Hong Kong

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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021
me looking at the virus question: but...there are 2 correct answers :0
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Level 45
May 2, 2021
For Q11, all 3 could be argued as true. Also Q7, Bao literally just means bread.
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Level ∞
May 2, 2021
No, the Great Leap Forward did not result in higher standards of living or a large increase in industrial output.