China A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the country of China.
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Clue
Answer
A
Medical treatment with
lots of needles
Acupuncture
B
Capital city
Beijing
C
Most well-known philosopher
Confucius
D
Bite-sized Cantonese food:
___ Sum
Dim
E
Tallest mountain
Everest
F
Imperial palace: _________ City
Forbidden
G
Largest desert
Gobi
H
92% of Chinese are this
ethnic group
Han
I
What Hainan and Lantau are
Islands
J
Popular green stone
Jade
K
Martial arts style: ____ Fu
Kung
L
Founder of Taoism
Laozi
M
Most commonly-spoken dialect
Mandarin
 
Clue
Answer
N
City whose name means
"Southern Capital"
Nanjing
O
China fought two wars over this drug
Opium
P
Type of ceramic invented in China
Porcelain
Q
Manchu dynasty
Qing
R
Staple crop
Rice
S
Luxury fabric invented in China
Silk
T
1989 massacre site: ________ Square
Tiananmen
U
Northwestern ethnic group - some
have blue eyes
Uyghur
V
Country bordered by China
Vietnam
W
Most common family name
Wang
X
At ______ did Kubla Khan a stately
pleasure-dome decree
Xanadu
Y
Counterpart of Yin
Yang
Z
Mao's given name
Zedong
+5
Level 74
Oct 27, 2015
Good quiz. Everest is the tallest mountain, but isn't it in Nepal?
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Level 80
Mar 15, 2016
good grief! can't believe I didn't get Everest (got 24/26, though)
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Level 47
May 18, 2020
The peak itself is on the chinese side (barely)
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Level 61
Jan 16, 2022
Although Mt Everest is mainly associated with Nepal, the mountain's summit is bordered by both countries, China (Tibet region specifically) and Nepal.

Part of the reason that visiting the Tibet side is far less common could be due to the restrictions on visiting the region for foreigners (a tour guide is required for starters).

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Level 63
Feb 23, 2016
Can satin be accepted as well as silk? Or is it a wrong answer to the question?
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2016
Satin is artificial while silk is natural, so I don't think satin should be accepted.
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Level 73
Nov 29, 2018
No it's not. It's a weave. Silk can be woven into a satin weave.
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2016
Isn't Chang the most common surname any more?
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Level 68
Mar 31, 2016
The most common surname is now Wang, (or Wong if you're Cantonese speaking).
+11
Level 56
Feb 24, 2016
Dammit! Everest! Dammit!
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Level 76
Feb 24, 2016
I missed this one as well. Too apparent, obviously.
+9
Level 69
May 4, 2016
I think we are too used to thinking of it as being in Nepal...
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Level 87
Jul 28, 2016
I'd like a stately pleasure-dome decree with Olivia Newton-John.
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2018
Mandarin is a language, not a dialect
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Level 47
Aug 18, 2020
No, Chinese is a language, Mandarin is a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese
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Level 60
Nov 29, 2018
YOU obligated to find out any and all acceptable spellings of Mao s name and for non Chinese speakers you should be very lenient , instead you have people hacking for 2 minutes at any spelling except the exact one you mandated , one glitch in my opinion you should correct because i missed that one while i knew the answer
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Level 73
Nov 29, 2018
Nahhhh, Zedong is the correct pinyin for 泽东. Pinyin is the official romanization of the People's Republic of China. Today he is widely referred to with this given name.
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Level 72
Nov 29, 2018
I think his name is Kublai Khan, not Kubla
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Level 72
Nov 29, 2018
Nevermind, I just discovered the Coleridge poem this clue was taken from...
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Level 74
Nov 9, 2020
Tiny nit pick. It isn't "At Xanadu...". It's "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree:"
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Level 38
Nov 29, 2018
So on one else tried Lenin for founder of Taoism? Ok..
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Level 75
Nov 29, 2018
Did anyone else only get Xanadu because of that song by Rush?
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Level 72
Nov 29, 2018
100% thanks to some generous spelling assistance from Quizmaster.
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2018
I am surprised that more people got Xanadu than Uyghur
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Level 84
Nov 30, 2018
Only missed uyghur but could have known. In my language (dutch) they are called Oeigoeren, known as Chinese Muslims
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2022
I've never seen any with blue eyes. I'm not disputing that it's the case, but it's kind of a weird clue. Might try "who speak a Turkic language", or "China's largest Muslim minority" - or something like that.
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Level 74
Feb 16, 2019
Please accept Ylang
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Level 50
Dec 5, 2019
never thought I knew so much about China
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Level 73
May 1, 2020
The most common family name is actually Li
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Level 55
Aug 29, 2020
think thats korea
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Level 19
Mar 30, 2022
Korea is actually Kim
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Level 54
Sep 18, 2020
Sad what China is doing to the Uyghurs
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Level 44
Jan 4, 2021
Accept qin dynasty ?
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Level 34
Jan 30, 2021
that's a completely different dynasty
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Level 46
Jun 11, 2021
Qin and Qing are both different dynasty, so the 'g' is pretty important as Qin and Qing have different meaning and voice.
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Level 53
Mar 4, 2021
Bruh I literally guessed Xanadu as a joke and got it, last question, clutch
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Level 61
Jan 16, 2022
The Xanadu question didn't make much sense to me, I got all other answers though. Don't know if some rephrasing might be needed for that question.

After doing some research, I see that Xanadu is used as a metaphor to describe the ideal place by the poet Coleridge. His poem has the title: Kubla Khan. This poem is Coleridge's own description of Kublai Khan's Summer Capital of Shangdu.

If you would like a suggestion for a more directly China-related question, I suggest asking "one of the 4 great ancient capitals" or "where one can find the terra cotta army" or "where the first Emperor of China was buried". The answer to these three questions are the same: Xi'an.

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Level 66
Jan 16, 2022
Great quiz. The "C" question could certainly be re-worded. Saying "most well-known" is a relative measure.
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Level 51
Jan 16, 2022
Easy, 3:20 to go.
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Level 55
Jan 16, 2022
Could the A question include that it's a pseudoscience that doesn't work? ^^ Many people believe it's effective and waste

their money into something that won't work and will make them believe they were treated, making them not seek other, actually helpful treatments.

Sorry for nitpicking, I know there's always the dilemma of short vs accurate answers, but in this case I think adding an "ineffective" would be worth it.

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Level 59
Jan 17, 2022
Woah I was not expecting to get all of these but did it in 1:19.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2022
You did not include a question for 'T'. Good quiz though.

This post was made by the [REDACTED] [REDACTED].

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Level 58
Jan 19, 2022
Suprised Uyghur is so low, given the current events surrounding them
+1
Level 21
May 24, 2022
Acupuncture

B

Capital city

Beijing

C

Most well-known philosopher

Confucius

D

Bite-sized Cantonese food:

___ Sum

Dim

E

Tallest mountain

Everest

F

Imperial palace: _________ City

Forbidden

G

Largest desert

Gobi

H

92% of Chinese are this

ethnic group

Han

I

What Hainan and Lantau are

Islands

J

Popular green stone

Jade

K

Martial arts style: ____ Fu

Kung

L

Founder of Taoism

Laozi

M

Most commonly-spoken dialect

Mandarin

Clue

Answer

N

City whose name means

"Southern Capital"

Nanjing

O

China fought two wars over this drug

Opium

P

Type of ceramic invented in China

Porcelain

Q

Manchu dynasty

Qing

R

Staple crop

Rice

S

Luxury fabric invented in China

Silk

T

1989 massacre site: ________ Square

Tiananmen

U

Northwestern ethnic group - some

have blue eyes

Uyghur

V

Country bordered by China

Vietnam

W

Most common family name

Wang

X

At ______ did Kubla Khan a stately

pleasure-dome decree

Xanadu

Y

Counterpart of Yin

Yang

Z

Mao's given name

Zedong

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Level 40
Jun 8, 2022
WHY?!