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Quiz on China

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Grade Standards: below 60% F, 60-70 D, 70-80 C, 80-90 B, 90-100 A.

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Answer these questions about China.

1 The ecological basis of Chinese civilization is found in the cultivation of rice. As cultivated in China, rice farming is an example of:
a) a thinly populated Third World landscape.
b) land-extensive machine agriculture.
c) a society with a high percentage urban population.
d) labor-intensive peasant agriculture.
e) Confucius pattern of agriculture.
2 The Huang He river is characterized by all of the following except:
a) great variation in seasonal discharge rate.
b) no variation in gradient and stream velocity.
c) great variation in gradient and stream velocity.
d) high silt load.
e) the origins of Chinese civilization are along the Huang He river.
3 Employment in Chinese economy is mainly dependent on:
a) consumer goods.
b) industry.
c) oil extraction.
d) agriculture.
e) service activities.
4 According to the 1984 treaty between Britain and China, which colony did China take back in 1997 and have 50 years of special autonomy?
a) Macau.
b) Taiwan.
c) Shanghai.
d) Mongolia.
e) Hong Kong.
5 The eastern, populated part of China that includes 95% of the Chinese population can be regionalized into all of the following, except:
a) the Xizang (Tibet) plateau.
b) the Chang Jiang Basins in the center, dominated the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) river, the city of Shanghai; and including the populated, interiorly located province of Sichuan.
c) the Xi Jiang Delta in the south, including the Xi river and the city of Guangzou (Canton).
d) the Northeast industrial region, including the steel city of Shanyang.
e) the North China plain, dominated by the Huang He (Yellow) river and the capital city of Beijing.
6 After the death of Mao, the communist leader that had guided china from 1949 to the mid-1970's, pragmatists gained control of China. While still retaining a totalitarian regime, the pragmatist set out to do all of the following except:
a) improve agriculture to feed people and allow people to migrate to cities.
b) improve the Army.
c) emphasize light-industry and consumer goods.
d) place decision -making ability in the hands of enterprises.
e) expand the population base to provide cheaper labor.
7 The urban focus of much of South China developed on the Xi Jiang Delta and near Hong Kong is:
a) Guangzou.
b) Tangshan.
c) Shanghai.
d) Tianjin.
e) Beijing.
8 Which of the following statements about China is incorrect?
a) China's land area is approximately equal to that of the United States.
b) China is one of the two oldest continuous civilizations.
c) China's population remains concentrated in the country's western half.
d) China remains a dominantly rural society.
e) China contains subtropical climates in its south.
9 The river that acts as the major transportation corridor for central China and serves the hinterland of Shanghai is the:
a) Huang He.
b) Indus.
c) Xi Jiang.
d) Liao River.
e) Chang Jiang.
10 Which of the following areas in China, also known as Manchuria, was conquered by the Japanese, industrialized by the Communist China with the help of the Soviet Union in the 1950's, and is now known for its industrial decline:
a) Xizang.
b) Taiwan.
c) North China Plain.
d) Northeast China.
e) Red Basin of Sichuan.

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