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?
2. How does the land area of China compare to that of the United States?
They are similar in size
The United States is more than 50% larger
China is more than 50% larger
3. What city was formerly known as Canton?
4. Who has led China since 2012?
Xi Jinping
Jiang Zemin
Cao Pi
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?
Middle Kingdom
Great Wall
Heavenly State
Yellow River
6. In Chinese history, what was the "queue"?
A series of exams taken by prospective bureaucrats
The building where the emperor's concubines lived
A hairstyle forced upon all Chinese men by their Manchu rulers
A system where people were required to give labor to the state
7. What are "bao"?
Steamed dumplings
Pork skewers
Egg noodles
Chicken feet
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
Ali Baba
10. Which of these viruses did NOT start in China?
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
11. Which of the following was the result of Chairman Mao's "Great Leap Forward" (1958-1962)?
A period of higher standards of living and reduced censorship
The deadliest famine in human history (23 - 55 million deaths)
A large increase in industrial output
12. Which of these is NOT considered one of the four great inventions of ancient China?
13. Which dialect is most commonly spoken in Hong Kong?
Cantonese (Yue)
14. Which animal does NOT appear in the Chinese zodiac?
15. Which city is not near the coast?
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.")
Level 78
Feb 3, 2020
I had no clue about bao, but thought about dim sum and ruled out dumplings ...
Level 67
Feb 4, 2020
I just thought of bapao (bakpau in english)
Level 75
Feb 4, 2020
That's exactly what I did
Level 73
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.
Level 41
Jan 7, 2021
It's called 包子(baozi).

Sometimes in English, they are called steamed buns.

Here's a picture:

Level 68
Feb 4, 2020
Got all but 'queue' - living in China helps!
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.
Level 32
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
Level 66
Feb 21, 2020
Actually, Alibaba isn't the Chinese version of is. Aliexpress is owned by Alibaba, which is a much larger corporation, kind of similar to Aldi and Trader Joe's.
Level 81
Feb 21, 2020
woot. Easy 100%. Though I only got "queue" because I recall seeing it before on another quiz from this site.
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?
Level 55
Oct 20, 2020
Fun quiz! Being chinese helps, but I learned the "queue" thing from another quiz
Level 57
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