Geography of China Quiz

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of China?
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Last updated: May 7, 2020
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What mountain on the China/Nepal border is the highest in the world?
Everest
What mountain on the China/Pakistan border is the second highest in the world?
K2
What was the former English-language spelling of Beijing?
Peking
What is the most populous urban agglomeration in the world?
Guangzhou
What Chinese dialect is mainly spoken in the above?
Cantonese
In what sea has China been building artificial islands in order to claim it?
South China Sea
What former Portuguese colony was returned to China in 1999?
Macau
What is the longest river in China?
Yangtze
What is China's largest desert?
Gobi
What is the informal name for the northeasternmost part of China?
Manchuria
What major river starts in Qinghai and empties in Vietnam?
Mekong
What is China's national animal?
Giant Panda
What Muslim ethnic group lives in northwestern China?
Uyghur
What is China's largest island?
Hainan
What Chinese region, once an independent country, consists mainly of
a plateau with an average elevation of 4500 meters (14,800 feet)?
Tibet
What is the main city in that region?
Lhasa
With what country does China share its shortest border - just 76 kilometers long?
Afghanistan
In what Chinese province do more Mongolians live than in Mongolia?
Inner Mongolia
What square in Beijing was the site of democracy protests, and a bloody massacre, in 1989?
Tiananmen
In what city is the Qinshihuang's Terracotta Army located?
Xi'an
What is the name of the most populous peninsula of Hong Kong?
Kowloon
What river makes most of the Chinese border with Russia?
Amur
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Level 68
May 6, 2020
Wow! I never do this well when it comes to China. I'll have to come back to see how other do.
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Level 72
May 6, 2020
21/22. Missed only the peninsula of Hong Kong.
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Level 72
May 6, 2020
In Serbian language Beijing is still called Peking. Any other language?
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Level 77
May 6, 2020
From Wikipedia article list:

Peking/Pekin/Pekino/... is the primary form in Slavic, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, Turkic (except Kazakh) languages, most Romance languages (not Romanian), almost all languages in ex-USSR and Spain, German, Dutch, Swedish, Frisian, Greek, Albanian, Romani, Arabic, Persian, ...

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Level 81
May 6, 2020
In French they still say Pekin, which preceded Peking in English as in Pekin, Illinois.
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Level 65
May 6, 2020
22/22. Surprised that Amur got only 48%
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Level 81
May 6, 2020
I'm surprised 34% got everything correct. Go nerds.
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
Thanks. :)
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Level 66
May 7, 2020
I knew this passively, couldn't call it up. Had plenty of time to look it up on the map, (didn't put the answer in tho', messes up the stats doesn't it?)
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Level 51
May 7, 2020
in chinese the amur river is called heilongjiang, so i imagine a ton of chinese people like me tried that.
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
Didn't know that. I thought that was just the name of the province.
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2020
@Yanni47 Many provinces are named after their relation to nearby rivers, lakes, mountains, or seas.
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Level 80
May 7, 2020
That was the only one I had to think about.
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Level 82
May 7, 2020
Please can you add 'Dongbei' as a common name for the north-eastern provinces. That's the common name used in China
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Level 80
May 7, 2020
Probably should take off the type-in "Canton" for Guangzhou because that gets filled in automatically if you answer Cantonese for the other question.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 78
May 7, 2020
K2 is in the Karakorams, not the Himalayas.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2020
This question has been replaced.
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Level 68
May 7, 2020
Would you please accept alternative spelling for the square in Beijing?
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Level ∞
May 7, 2020
We accept many misspellings, but are happy to take specific suggestions.
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Level 55
Jun 23, 2020
What abou Heavenly Peace?
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Level 46
May 7, 2020
nothin happened at Tiananmen
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Level 83
May 13, 2020
Found the CCP bot!
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2020
Violent protestors killed unarmed soldiers is what happened
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
The quiz that got me to level 70! :D What an honor. Needed 100% to do it, too.
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Level 63
May 7, 2020
Never knew there were more Mongolians in China than in Mongolia...
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Level 37
May 7, 2020
please accept Qomolongma for Everest.
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Level 37
May 7, 2020
enjoyed this quiz otherwise, lots of good variety. though there is also the question of taiwan, which u.n. doesn't recognize... and china holds as belonging to it... which is larger than hainan. oh, politics....
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Level 67
May 7, 2020
I suggest changing 'was the former English-language spelling' to 'is', because it is still a former spelling.
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Level 67
May 7, 2020
I only missed Amur (I live in China by the way)!
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
I could be wrong, but shouldn't Qinshihuang have spaces in it? Anyway, interesting quiz.
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Level 55
Jun 12, 2020
@MaxStickies I agree. I think it should be Qin Shi Huang or Qin Shi Huangdi.
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Level 74
May 10, 2020
In other news... there's a Huawei 5G on Everest now. Waiting for the conspiracy theories. Should be juicy.
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2020
Heilongjiang for Amur River? Thank you in advance
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2020
Only missed Kowloon... I lived in Hong Kong for a time and now I feel stupid
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Level 71
Jun 10, 2020
I can't spell uyghur - must have tried a dozen ways! I will just have to try and remember from now on
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Level 55
Jun 10, 2020
i never thought i would do this well on a chinese test, yet i found everything.
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Level 33
Jun 10, 2020
Can please you Accept Qomolangma for Mt. Everest?
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Level 71
Jun 10, 2020
For a Frenchman, the only really difficult thing here is to guess (for one long minute !) how you could possibly spell "Uyghur" in English! ;-)
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Level 42
Jun 10, 2020
Easy, 22/22 but I am Chinese
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2020
Uggyrs? Uygyrs? Uggrys? Ugh, I give up.
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2020
Tried Canton for the dialect - didn't think to add the ese.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2020
Heilongjiang for Amur? It's the Chinese spelling.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2020
Can you accept Hui for Uyghur? While they're not the same, the Hui people are a ethnic group in the northwestern regions who are also adherents of Islam.
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Level 52
Jun 14, 2020
the biggest island of China is taiwan
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Level 55
Jun 23, 2020
Nice try.