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« on: November 28, 2012, 09:57:06 pm »
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Same rules. No Googling, and use your knowledge.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China?

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic?

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China?

4. What are China's two most important rivers?

5. What is the name of the ruling party?

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown?

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government?

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have?

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China?

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state.

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture.

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food.

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title?

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to?

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)?

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China?

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy?

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election.

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt.

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government?

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government?

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916.

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 11:55:14 pm »
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Same rules. No Googling, and use your knowledge.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China? - Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic? - Xi Jinping

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China? - Han

4. What are China's two most important rivers? - Yellow and Yangtze

5. What is the name of the ruling party? - Communist Party of China

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown? - 1911

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government? - Republic of China

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have? - The Standing Committee of the Politburo, with seven members

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China? - Hong Kong and Macau

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state. - Qin

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture. -Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food. -Sichuan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year. -Wukan, Dalian, Tibetans in western Sichuan

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title? -Party Secretary

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to? -Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)? -Han Muslims? I don't know.

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China? -Ma Yingjeou

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy? -Mukden, September 18

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election.- Matsu and Quemoy

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt. -Manchuria

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government? -1989

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government? -Beiyang

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916. -Yuan Shikai

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?
-Wei, Zhou and Liu (?)

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?
 -black?

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?
 -shouted by the son of an official after running over someone

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.
 -I know this rebellion, but I can't remember the name.

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.
 -???

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
 -Hundred Flowers, Socialist Education Movement, and anti-Lin/anti-Confucius

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
 -???
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 04:29:22 am »
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1.   Beijing
2.   Hu Jintao
3.   Han
4.   Yellow and Yangtze
5.   Chinese Communist Party
6.   1911

1.   Republic of China
2.   Politburo, 9
3.   Hong Kong and Macau
4.   Qin Dynasty
5.   Mao! Tongue nah Confucius
6.   Sichuan

1.   Wuhan Uprising, I dunno, I dunno
2.   I dunno
3.   Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism
4.   Uighurs?
5.   Ma Ying-jeou?
6.   Mukden, I forgot the date

1.   I dunno
2.   Northeast
3.   1989
4.   I dunno
5.   Yuan Shikai
6.   Omg…should know this….Cao Cao…Lord Guan..help me out here!

1.   Green?
2.   I dunno
3.   I dunno
4.   I dunno
5.   I dunno
6.   I dunno
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 05:42:47 am »
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Easy

1. What is the capital city of China?
Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic?
Hu Jintao

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China?
Han

4. What are China's two most important rivers?
Yangtze and... Yellow, although I think that's actually the Yangtze.

5. What is the name of the ruling party?
Chinese Communist Party

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown?
...1916?

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government?
Republic of China, formally led by the Kuomintang Nationalists

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have?
Politburo, currently 11.

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China?
Macau and Hong Kong

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state.
Ming

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture.
Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food.
Sichuan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.
-Reaction to local government corruption
-Dispute over islands with Japan
-Hong Kong pro-Democratic protests

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title?
Comrade?

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to?
Taoism, Buddhism, ...Confucianism?

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)?
Uighur, and that's not entirely true

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China?
Chen

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy?
Harbin June 22? Guess.

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election.
Right near the coast of the mainland, claimed by Taiwan, and named...............can't remember.

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt.
Manchuria

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government?
1989

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government?
Kuomintang?

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916.
-

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?
Fuchan, Shandong, Yunnan?

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?
I'm going to guess it wasn't Red, so...Blue?

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?
a pop starlet said it?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.
-

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.
-

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
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6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
Olympic anthem?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 10:08:01 am »
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I'll skip to the "Very Difficult" section because the rest have been done and are fairly easy.

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?
Blue

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?
It was the subject of an online poetry contest after Li Qiming said it after his arrest for killing a Chinese student on a bike.

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.
An Lushan

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.
Celestial Masters Movement

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
Three Anti and Five Anti Movement;
Anti-Rightist Movement;
Down with Lin Biao, Down with Confucius

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
Zhonghua Minguo Guge
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 01:41:15 pm »
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I'm going to fail horrifically.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China?
Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic?
Hu Jintao

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China?
Han

4. What are China's two most important rivers?
Yellow and Yangtze

5. What is the name of the ruling party?
Communist Party of China

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown?
1903

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government?
Republic of China (Taiwan)

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have?
Politburo, 42

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China?
Hong Kong and Macau

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state.
Han

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture.
Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food.
Szechuan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.
Riots at that factory in Manchuria, protests in support of Bo Xilai

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title?
General Secretary

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to?
Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)?

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China?

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy?

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election.
Torres Straight

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt.
Manchuria

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government?
1929

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government?
Kuomingtang

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916.

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?
Black

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 02:09:57 pm »
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Same rules. No Googling, and use your knowledge.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China? Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic?

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China? Han Chinese

4. What are China's two most important rivers? Huangho and Yangtzekiang

5. What is the name of the ruling party? Communist Party of China

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown? 1911

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government?
Taiwan

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have?
Standing Comitee of the Politbureau with 7 members

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China?
Tibet, Inner Mongolia (thought there were three - Siankiang being the third)

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state. Han dynasty

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture. Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food.
Yunnan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title? party secretary

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to?
confucianism, taoism, buddhism

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)?

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China?

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy?
Nanjing, dunno the date

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election.

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt.

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government?
1989

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government?

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916.

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it?
Red shirts

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.
?

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
Let 100 flowers bloom,

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
Chinese national anthem
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 02:26:14 pm »
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Same rules. No Googling, and use your knowledge.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China? Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic? Hu Jintao

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China? Han Chinese

4. What are China's two most important rivers? Yangtze and Yellow

5. What is the name of the ruling party? Communist Party of China

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown? 1911

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government? Republic of China (Taiwan)

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have? ??

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China? Tibet and ??

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state. Shang Dynasty

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture. Confuscious

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food. Sizchuan Province

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year. ??

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title? ??

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to? Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)? ??

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China? Hu Jintao

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy? Shanghai

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election. ??

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt.  Pearl River Delta (?)

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government? 1989

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government? ??

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916. ??

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire? Xongnu, Japanese and Mongols (?)

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it? ??

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010? ??

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.  ??

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse. ??

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. ??

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played. ??

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In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government?

When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire?

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The following questions haven`t been correctly answered by anyone:

What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)? Hui (回)

In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government? 1926?

When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire? Shu, Wu, Wei (蜀汉,孙吴,曹魏)
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 07:11:45 am »
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Same rules. No Googling, and use your knowledge.

Easy

1. What is the capital city of China? Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic? Hu Jintao

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China? Han

4. What are China's two most important rivers? Yellow & I dont know

5. What is the name of the ruling party? Communist Party

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown? 1911

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government? Republic of China

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have? Kuomindang

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China? Hong Kong & Macau

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state. Han

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture. Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food. Szechuan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title?

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to? Buddhism Confucianism, Christianity

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)? Hui

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China? Hu Jintao

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy? -

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election. -

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt. -

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government? 1987?

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government? Republic of China

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916.
Yuan Shikai

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire? Wu Wei Shu (Thanks Dynasty Warriors Tongue)

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it? Blue

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two.

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse.

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 11:41:13 am »
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Easy

1. What is the capital city of China? Beijing

2. Who is the incumbent President of the People's Republic? Hu Jintao

3. What is the predominant ethnicity of China? Han

4. What are China's two most important rivers? Huanghe, Yangtze

5. What is the name of the ruling party? Communist Party of China

6. In what year was the Qing Dynasty overthrown? 1911

Fairly Easy

1. Aside from the People's Republic, what other entity claims to be China's legitimate government? Republic of China

2. The party-state is headed by this small group. What is its name and how many members does it have?

3. What are the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China? Hong Kong and Macau

4. This dynasty was the first to create China as a unified state. Qin (well, depends on what you mean, but classically accepted history as to what constitutes "China" would say Qin)

5. This philosopher's teachings are the foundations for Chinese civilization and culture. Confucius

6. This province has 100 million people, is located far inland on the Yangtze, and is famous for its pandas and spicy food. Szechuan

Medium

1. Name three major and prominent incidents of civil unrest in the past year.

2. In every province, city, town, and county, the de facto most important official isn't the governor/mayor/etc, but has what title?

3. What are the three religions and philosophies which most Chinese nominally adhere to? Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism

4. What is the name of the Muslim group which aside from its nominal religious label is indistinguishable from Easy (3)? Hui

5. Who is incumbent President of the Republic of China? Ma Ying-jeou

6. On what day and where did a false flag incident in 1931 both began the Japanese invasion and led to the slow death of Japanese democracy? Mukden/Shenyang, not sure on the date

Difficult

1. The status of these two tiny islands led to threats of nuclear war and became a major issue during the 1960 US Presidential election. Kinmen, yes?

2. This region is considered China's Rust Belt. The Northeast/Manchuria

3. In what year did a spontaneous anti-government "incident" in Tiananmen Square lead to a serious change of government? 1989

4. During the Warlord Era of 1916-1928, whoever controlled Beijing was considered the de jure government of all China. What was the name of this government?

5. Two months after proclaiming the Republic of China in 1912, Sun Yat Sen ceded the Presidency to this man, who immediately began assassinating rivals, gutting the Constitution, shutting the National Assembly, and finally crowned himself Emperor for three months in 1916. Yuan Shikai

6. When the Han Dynasty collapsed, what were the three states which claimed succession over the former empire? Wu, Shu and Wei

Very Difficult

1. When Chiang Kai Shek became interested in fascism in the 1930s, he formed a group called the [color]shirts. What color was it? Blue

2. Why did the phrase "My dad is Li Gang" become an Internet meme in late 2010?

3. This general during the Tang Dynasty rebelled against his government, causing the most bloody conflict in human history until World War Two. An Lushan

4. This is the Taoist movement which arose out of a claim that only 18,000 people will survive an imminent apocalypse. Falun Gong?

5. Name three mass campaigns under Mao between 1949 and his death, excluding the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

6. Whenever a Taiwanese sports team competes, this anthem is played.
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