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Hong Kong Facts

Name these facts about the region of Hong Kong.
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First submittedMay 10, 2014
Last updatedJune 18, 2019
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Before 1842, Hong Kong was
part of this country
China
Until this war
First Opium War
When it was leased to
this country
United Kingdom
Until being returned in this year
1997
Currency of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Dollar
Most spoken dialect
Cantonese
Bordering sea
South China Sea
Major city on Hong Kong's
northern border
Shenzhen
Nearby island and
former Portuguese territory
Macau
Nearby river delta
Pearl River Delta
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Answer
Rare disease that killed 299 people
in the early 2000s
SARS
Style of dining with bite-sized dishes,
brought around in carts
Dim Sum
Martial artist who mysteriously
died in 1973
Bruce Lee
Martial artist known for "Rush Hour"
Jackie Chan
Popular game played with 144 tiles
Mahjong
Largest islands in the territory
Lantau
Hong Kong
Most-populous peninsula
Kowloon
Country that occupied Hong Kong
from 1941-45
Japan
Famous lookout
Victoria Peak
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level 76
Jun 8, 2014
Missed Dim Sum (doh!) and Pear River (doh!)... took me a while to remember Lantau I kept thinking I was confused with the Thai island of Koh Lanta.
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level 72
Jan 11, 2016
i got pearl river because of the beer...very popular in guangzhou
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level 59
Dec 11, 2016
Where I live, the term for the style of dining is called yum cha. Dim sum are some of the dishes served at a yum cha.
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level 62
Dec 22, 2016
Same here - I was so sure it'd be Yum Cha.
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level 62
Jun 8, 2014
Can you accept Zhujiang for Pearl River? I kept trying the native name for it, not remembering the English name.
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2016
That will work now
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level 79
Jun 8, 2014
Didn't bother to type in "Hong Kong", thinking that couldn't *possibly* be an answer to a Hong Kong quiz. Learned my lesson, I hope!
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level 83
Jun 8, 2014
20/20. Living there for 2 years (6 mos in Macau) helped.
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level 69
Aug 23, 2016
Just missed Lantau
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level 66
Dec 22, 2016
Just a note that "dim sum" is the name for the dishes, and only in the U.S. does it refer to the style of eating. Everywhere else, including the U.K., Australia, and Hong Kong itself, it is called "yum cha", which means "to drink tea". You would never say "let's go have dim sum" in HK, you would say "let's go yum cha."
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2016
Good to know! Yum cha will work now.
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level 44
Dec 22, 2016
Wow. Missed Jackie Chan because I typed Jackie Chen. I have a friend called Jackie Chen.... :(
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level 60
Jun 19, 2019
Hey, same here! (I have a friend called Jackie Chen). But I got Jackie Chan though.
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level 37
Dec 22, 2016
Anyone from hong kong here? :)
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level 44
Apr 9, 2017
Yes!
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level 76
Jun 19, 2019
Good luck with remaining independent from the mainland.
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level 75
Dec 22, 2016
For the sea I tried China, East China, North China, and West China, then gave up. Smack!
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level 78
Dec 3, 2018
West China?
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level 75
Jun 22, 2019
I was trying all the directions, then gave up before getting the correct one.
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level 65
Dec 22, 2016
Boy I did embarrassingly badly.
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level 53
Dec 25, 2016
Just a quick correction: Only the New Territories were leased to the UK. Hong Kong Island and Kowloon were ceded in perpetuity.
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level 32
Mar 26, 2017
I only knew the top 5 answers lmao I don't know nothing about Hong Kong
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level 39
May 11, 2018
It's my dream to go to Hong Kong (I am British), turns out all the reading I do on the city has actually stuck in my head, did better than I thought I would! 18/20 :)
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level 54
Jun 19, 2019
I'd say Cantonese is a language in its own right, not a dialect, specially considering that with Mandarin are mutually unitelligible, have different grammar, etc.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2019
Can you add "Majiang" for the Chinese speakers here?
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level 75
Jun 22, 2019
Missed Shenzhen because I can never spell it correctly. I keep trying to stick a c in it somewhere.