45 China Trivia Questions and Answers

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through the wonders of East Asia with our thrilling China trivia, packed with fascinating facts about this enchanting nation. 

This land of ancient wonders never fails to captivate the imagination of people all around the world. 

From the majestic Great Wall snaking across the dramatic landscapes to the awe-inspiring terracotta warriors guarding their emperor’s tomb, China is a treasure trove of cultural marvels.

The vibrant cities like the immense skyline of Shanghai or the historical splendor of Beijing’s Forbidden City, seamlessly blend tradition and modernity. 

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Chinese traditions?

Let us begin. 

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General China Trivia Questions 

General China Trivia

Nǐ hǎo!

Step into our first round of this China Trivia, which is filled with facts about traditions, animals, cuisine, and a little bit of History

China is the largest country in East Asia; however, Japan (More Japan Trivia here) is home to the largest metropolitan area by population.

Despite its size, China operates in a single time zone, so whether you’re in Yunnan or more than two-thousand miles away in Yinchuan, you’ll always set your watch by Beijing time.

Are you ready to learn a little bit more about this vast country and show off what you already know?

Let’s go! 

1. What is the capital city of China?
2. How many times has China hosted the Olympics?
3. In which Chinese province is Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum?
4. Which city in China has the highest population?
5. What three major rivers run through China?
Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Lancang River.
6. What alternate name is sometimes given to the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi?
7. How many countries border China?
8. What is China’s national animal?
The giant panda.
9. Fortune cookies were invented in China. True or false?
False - Fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco.
10. What is the national dish of China?
Peking Duck.
11. How long do the celebrations for the Chinese New Year last?
Fifteen days.
12. Which zodiac animal is 2023 the year of in China?
Year of the Rabbit.
13. In what country does Xin Xin, the only panda that does not have direct supervision of the Chinese government, live?
14. What is a traditional wedding dress color for brides in China?
15. How many stars appear on the national flag of the People’s Republic of China?

History of China Trivia Questions 

History of China Trivia

Are you ready to embark on a fascinating journey through the centuries as we explore the triumphs, trials, and transformative moments that have shaped this ancient civilization?

 From the legendary dynasties and historical battles to modern China and political movements, this section of our China trivia is nearly impossible (more generalized nearly impossible trivia) for novice historians!

It’s time to discover the emperors and kings that help[ed create the People’s Republic of China from one of the world’s oldest civilizations. 

Let the quiz begin!

1. In what year was the Republic of China proclaimed?
2. The Terracotta Army sculptures found at Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum are a depiction of which former Emperor's armies?
Qin Shi Huang.
3. Who was the first President of The Republic of China?
Sun Yat-sen.
4. What was the earliest of the three dynasties in Ancient China? Shang Dynasty, Xia Dynasty, or Zhou Dynasty?
Xia Dynasty.
5. In which 771 BC battle were King You and his forces defeated by rebel states and Quanrong?
The Battle of Mount Li.
6. What was ordered by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 213 BCE (Before the Common Era) to destroy philosophical treatises to strengthen the philosophy of legalism?
The burning of books and burying of scholars.
7. What political movement began to grow out of student protest in 1919 in Beijing, directed at the Chinese government?
May Fourth Movement.
8. In what year did China host its first Olympic games?
9. Approximately how many deaths were caused by the Great Leap Forward, a campaign led by the Chinese Communist Party from 1958 to 1962?
Forty-five million deaths.
10. Which city in China was the novel coronavirus that caused COVID-19 first detected in 2019?

Attractions in China Trivia Questions

Attractions in China Trivia

When we think about China we all immediately imagine the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, and Forbidden City.

Whilst these legendary attractions do feature in this next round of questions, we hope you’ll discover new places to explore and maybe even visit. 

Places like the outstandingly beautiful Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, established in 1982, and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which protects and breeds rare species. 

Expand your travel bucket list and let your curiosity guide you through the wonders of China’s diverse and remarkable destinations.


1. In kilometers, how long is the Great Wall of China?
2. Which attraction in China is also the world's largest imperial palace?
The Forbidden City.
3. In what year was the Terracotta Army accidentally discovered by a farmer?
4. What was the original intended purpose of the Summer Palace in Beijing?
Built as a theater.
5. Can you name the historic waterfront district in Shanghai?
The Bund.
6. Who was Polata Palace a winter residence for between the years 1649 to 1959?
The Dalai Lamas.
7. Next to which river will you find the cultural landmark Leshan Giant Buddha?
Min Jiang.
8. How many star stones are there within the Temple of Heaven?
9. China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park features the world’s longest and highest bridge made from what material?
10. When the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was founded in 1987, how many rescued wild giant pandas did the center open with?

Fame from China Trivia Questions 

Fame from China Trivia

Diversity in Hollywood has been a hard-fought battle, striving to ensure representation and equal opportunities for all. While the journey is far from complete, we can celebrate its progress.

In the quest for inclusivity, it’s essential to recognize the remarkable contributions of actors, actresses, and directors from China who have left an indelible mark on the film industry. 

From the mesmerizing performances of international stars like Gong Li and Liu Yifei to the visionary storytelling of directors like Domee Shi, their talent and creativity have enriched cinema worldwide. 

So let us continue to learn, honor, and be inspired by China’s famous names, movies, and creators.

Let’s go!

1. Which Chinese celebrity currently holds the world record for the most credits in a single movie? The movie is ‘Zodiac! Phew!’
Jackie Chan.
2. Which actress starred in the role of Mulan during Walt Disney’s 2022 live-action adaptation?
Liu Yifei.
3. Actress Lauren Tom played the character of Julie in the TV series Friends. Who was her love interest in the show?
Ross Geller.
4. What is actor Jet Li’s real name?
Li Lianjie.
5. Which Actress born in Shenyang is best known for her roles as Xianniang in ‘Mulan’, Anna Lan-Ting in ‘Shanghai’, and Hatsumomo in ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’?
Gong Li.
6. Which Hong Kong actor founded the eclectic martial arts philosophy of Jeet Kune Do?
Bruce Lee.
7. What is the title of the 2018 Walt Disney Short, which shows an aging Chinese mother whose homemade dumpling comes to life?
8. Which Malaysian actress won the 2022 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Everything Everywhere at Once’?
Michelle Yeoh.
9. Domee Shi worked on the 2022 Disney Pixar animation Turning Red which was semi-autobiographical. In which Chinese city was she born?
10. What year was the Annie Award-winning animation Mulan released?

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Hopefully, you found this trivia to be interesting, informative, and captivating.


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