Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His new book, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, covers everything form Confucius and Mao to Internet censorship. In the post below Wasserstrom poses some questions about China that you can find the answers to in his book. See if you can answer them in the comments. We will post the answers tomorrow. For more China questions check out another quiz by Wasserstrom that appeared on The China Beat.
Q: Which country is most like China in internet usage?
Q: Which country’s population is most like China’s?
Q: Which country follows China in overall Greenhouse Gas emissions (China is number one, this country is number two)?
Q: When China hosted the Summer Games in 2008 was it the first, second, third or fourth Asian country to do so?
Q: Has Confucius always been revered in China?
Q: When did Mao’s face begin to appear on Chinese banknotes?
In 1949 (when the PRC was founded)
In 1966 (when the Cultural Revolution began and the Mao cult peaked)
In 1976 (when Mao died)
In 1999 (the 50th anniversary of the founding of the PRC)
Q: What replaced his face on some 2008 banknotes?.