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Historical capitals of China: Quiz


Question 1: ________ (WG: Ta-t'ong) was the capital during Northern Wei Dynasty before moving to Luoyang in 493.
TaiyuanYuncheng, ShanxiDatongShanxi

Question 2: It was briefly the seat of Chiang's ROC government during the ________ with the Communist Party of China.
Long MarchChiang Kai-shekSecond Sino-Japanese WarChinese Civil War

Question 3: ________ was the capital during the Yin period of the Shang Dynasty (estimated between 1600 BC and 1046 BC): called Yin (殷, pinyin: Yīn).

Question 4: ________ (formerly Romanized Nanking (CPMR) or Nanching in WG) was the capital of various Chinese governments including (sorted chronologically):

Question 5: The later phrase Seven Ancient Capitals of China included Kaifeng (added in the 1920s as the fifth ancient capital), Hangzhou (the sixth, added in the 1930s), and ________ (after a proposal by archaeologists in 1988, it became the seventh ancient capital).
Nanyang, HenanAnyangHenanLuoyang

Question 6: Had the capital of the Ming Dynasty not been located there in the 17th century, the ________ could not have attacked it so easily, taking over and establishing the last Chinese dynasty.
ManchuXibeUyghur peopleHan Chinese

Question 7: In 2004, the China Ancient Capital Society officially added ________ as an eighth, thanks to archaeological finds there.

Question 8: ________ (WG: Ch'eng-tu) was the capital of the Shu Kingdom during the period of the Three Kingdoms.

Question 9: ________ (formerly Romanized Canton from CPMR)


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