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Test Your China Knowledge

The focus of this lesson is to test your knowledge about China. This lesson will build your basic knowledge of China by quizzing you on 5 areas of Knowledge: Geography, Pop Culture, Travel, Economics and Myth Busting!! Are you ready?

1)What percentage of China’s 1.3 billion people live in urban areas?
A) 10% 
B) 40%
C) 50%
D) 90%

2)China has the following number of provinces:

3)Following are three famous Chinese people. One is a famous singer, one a politician, and one a sports star. Match the person with their profession:
王菲 刘翔 胡锦涛
(Liú Xiáng)(Wáng Fēi) (athlete) 
(Hú Jǐntāo) (politician) (singer)

4) Rank in correct order the most popular travel destination in China:
Shanghai Beijing Xi’an 

5) What year did the economic reforms that transformed China’s economy into a market-oriented economy take place in?

6) Fortune cookies originated in China. True or False?


1) (B) 40%. It is estimated that by 2010 it will exceed 50%. 

2) Actually, depending on who you ask, all 3 are correct. 22 if your politics say not to include Taiwan, 23 if you include Taiwan, and 34 if you include Taiwan, the 5 autonomous regions, 2 special districts and 4 municipalities.

3)王菲 (Wáng Fēi) (singer) 
刘翔 (Liú Xiáng) (athlete) 
胡锦涛 (Hú Jǐntāo) (politician ) 

4)  1.Beijing 2.Xi’an 3.Shanghai


6) False! They were actually an American invention. Makoto Hagiwara of the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is reported to have been the first person in America to have served the American version of the cookie when he did so at the tea garden in 1890s or early 1900s. The cookie was in fact modeled after a Japanese cracker that contained a slip of paper.