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Hong Kong A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the territory of Hong Kong.
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Last updated: August 23, 2019
First submittedAugust 22, 2019
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Hint
Answer
A
If you started in Hong Kong and dug directly through the center of
the Earth, you would emerge in this country
Argentina
B
On Lantau Island you will find a 100 foot tall statue of this person
Buddha
C
Country that has controlled Hong Kong since 1997
China
D
Hong Kong's currency
Dollar
E
Over 50% of Hong Kongers can speak this language
English
F
Hong Kong's "Avenue of Stars" is modeled on Hollywood's Walk of ____
Fame
G
Hong Kong borders this Chinese province of 113 million people
Guangdong
H
Word most often used to describe the 1997 transfer of power
Handover
I
Hong Kong was the epicenter of H3N2 and H5N1 outbreaks of this virus
Influenza
J
Country that invaded Hong Kong in 1941
Japan
K
Peninsula home to over 2 million people
Kowloon
L
Famous martial artist: Bruce ___
Lee
M
Former Portuguese territory located nearby
Macau
N
Lo mein, for example
Noodles
O
Famous hotel: The Mandarin ______
Oriental
P
Hong Kong is located near the delta of this river
Pearl
Q
Chinese dynasty that lost control of Hong Kong in 1841
Qing
R
In 2018 and 2019, Hong Kong won the Asian championships of this sport
Rugby
S
Industrial city on Hong Kong's northern border
Shenzhen
T
Every few years Hong Kong is struck by one of these storms
Typhoon
U
In 2014, hundreds of thousands of protesters carried these
Umbrellas
V
Highest point on Hong Kong Island: ______ Peak
Victoria
W
Director of "Face/Off" and "Mission Impossible 2": John ___
Woo
X
Major port city about 500 km northeast of Hong Kong
Xiamen
Y
Cantonese is a subset of this southern Chinese dialect
Yue
Z
Monsters known as "Jiangshi" are a staple of Hong Kong cinema.
In English, we might know these creatures as ...
Zombies
+2
Level 85
Aug 22, 2019
It's spelled "protesters". And "of" would be better than "of of" in that clue. :)
+2
Level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
All typos in that clue have now been fixed.
+3
Level 58
Aug 23, 2019
Protesters and Protestors are both fine.
+1
Level 58
Aug 23, 2019
Lo mein is a kind of pasta, not noodles.
+4
Level 73
Aug 23, 2019
Nothing on the wikipedia page seems to suggest that
+7
Level 84
Aug 23, 2019
You think pasta can't be noodles?
+1
Level 58
Aug 23, 2019
Yue equals to Cantonese, just like Pearl River equals to Zhujiang.
+1
Level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
It can be used that way, but the way the clue is written is more correct:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yue_Chinese

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Level 73
Aug 23, 2019
"Xiamen" is a bit of a stretch for a Hong Kong quiz I think. What about something like "Deng ________ was the leader of China when China took back control of Hong Kong"/"What was the personal name of the leader of China when when Britain gave back Hong Kong to China"? That was awkward to write without using the word "handover".
+9
Level 84
Aug 23, 2019
So wanted the O answer to be Orange.
+4
Level 65
Aug 24, 2019
Hong Kong is hit by typhoons several times each year.
+8
Level 59
Aug 24, 2019
If you're considering a question for X that's actually related to Hong Kong, you should ask for the Mandarin Chinese name of Hong Kong. The answer would be Xianggang.
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Level 64
Jan 22, 2020
Just couldn't figure out the correct English spelling of typhoon. Where I live they're called Taifun which probably comes from the Cantonese tái fung. Well, now I know.
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Level 83
Feb 9, 2020
I agree with the suggestion for an 'x' cue above. What is the Mandarin name for Hong Kong: Xianggang. Seems more relevant than Xiamen.
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Level 76
Feb 1, 2021
Got all right :)
+3
Level 56
Apr 18, 2021
The typhoon one should be more like Hong Kong is struck by a few of these storms every year instead of every few years hong kong is struck by one of these storms
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2021
Jiangshi is Mandarin. In Hong Kong, they're called goeng si. Good quiz though.