Beijing and Xi’an quiz

Dear Bloggers,
Last week we were exploring Beijing & Xi’an and have had some wonderful exploits. Below is a quiz, with questions that may puzzle you, make you think or completely baffle you. The quiz may require you to guess the correct answer (there is one correct answer for each question). IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A LARGE (or small) FAMILY, YOU MAY DO THIS AS A GROUP OR ALONE.
PLEASE SEND ALL YOUR ANSWERS IN AN EMAIL, NOT COMMENTS, OR OTHERS WILL SEE YOUR ANSWERS. Have fun!

Email answers to thomasroberts@me.com
Readers who get every answer right will get a prize.
You may contact me for CLUES, but NOT answers!

QUESTION ONE – Q1
Which one of these is not guarding the Xi’an city wall or is incorrect?
A – White Tiger
B – Scarlet Bird
C – Blue Dragon
D – Green Turtle

QUESTION TWO – Q2
What is the family name of the farmers who discovered the terracotta warriors when digging a well?
A – Wang
B – Yang
C – Ying
D – Wong

QUESTION THREE – Q3
How many terracotta statues are there in PIT ONE?
A – < 3,000
B – 6,000
C – > 8,000

QUESTION FOUR – Q4
How far did we cycle all around the Xi’an city wall?
A – 8.91km
B – 10.38km
C – 13.74km
D – 15.02km

QUESTION FIVE – Q5
On what day did we have the best dinner (clue: Peking Duck)?
A – Mon
B – Tue
C – Wed
D – Thur
E – Fri

QUESTION SIX – Q6
What is the distance between each different tower on the Xi’an city wall (which is also half the distance an archer can fire an arrow)?
A – 120m
B – 130m
C – 140m
D – 150m

QUESTION SEVEN – Q7
How many towers did I climb to on the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling?
A – 4
B – 5
C – 6
D – 7

QUESTION EIGHT – Q8
We visited a family home in the Hutongs in Beijing. Hutong means water wells & these homes were built near wells. They are about 300 years old. It was used as a homestay in the Beijing olympics & has 13 rooms including a wedding bedroom where Mum & Dad had a photo taken. There are only 100 left. How much do you think it is approximately worth?
A – £ 3,000
B – £ 30,000
C – £ 300,000
D – £ 3,000,000

QUESTION NINE – Q9
How many drums were there in the drum tower we went to see in Beijing?
A – None
B – 10
C – 24
D – >50

FINAL QUESTION – Q10
Did Suzie enjoy herself?
A No – she wished she had stayed at home
B Sort of
C We think so – but we think she is so polite that she would not say if she had not
D YES, DEFINITELY!!!! (she has been jumping up & down a lot)

Please email thomasroberts@me.com with answers or clue requests.

Below are some pics of our wonderful exploits with suzie.

From,
Thomas

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2 comments

  1. Granny Devon · · Reply

    Wonderful pictures – I’m sorry that I haven’t taken part in your quiz yet – I will try to answer the questions but have got U.Martin and A.Fiona staying at present. We are in France.

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  2. Granny fixit · · Reply

    Love this week’s blog Thomas – especially the lovely photos of your amazing trip with Suzie. Will have a go at your quiz, but it does look like some serious research needed and a certain amount of guessing! I will e-mail ASAP.

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