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Response: Beijing

Beijing, China – Questions



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1)  How long has Beijing been China’s centre for Government?

  1. a)  Almost 20 years b) Almost 200 years

     c)Almost 800 years d)  Almost 80 years


2) Which two rivers does Beijing sit between?

  1. a) Yongding and Yellow Rivers b)  Yangtze and Yellow Rivers
  2. c)  Chobai and Yangtze RIvers d)  Yongding and Chobai Rivers


3) After not letting people in for hundreds of years, what is the Forbidden City now?

  1. a) A theme park b) A government building
  2. c) A museum d) A military base


4) Which of Beijing’s Parks contains the “Temple of Heaven”?

  1. a)  Beihai Park b)  Tiantan Park
  2. c)  Tiananmen Square d)  Cornwall Park


5)  Who was the leader responsible for naming Beijing “Dadu” in the 1200’s?

  1. a)  Vladimir Putin b)  Donald Trump
  2. c) Kublai Khan d) Ghengis Khan


6) Tiananmen Square is one of the most famous places in Beijing, but what is a “Tiananmen”?

A gate that is widely known in China.


7) Beijing does something that is “unlike” other big cities – what is it?

Grow fruits and veges in the city itself.

8) Do you think it is important for countries to look after ancient and old places like The Forbidden City?

 Explain your answer in 2 or more sentences

The history is really important beacause people in the future can learn about it. And the culture in it is important.

Response: Chinese Food

Food in China – Questions



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1) How often do Chinese people buy fresh vegetables and fruit?

Daily or from day to day


2) Chinese food consists of which four food groups?

Grains, vegetables, fruit and meat.


3) Rice is eaten more in which part of China?

South China.


4) Why do Chinese people not eat a lot of milk & dairy products?

Because most of the population is lactose and tolerant.


5) In a Chinese diet how many meals will contain rice?

Almost all of them.


6) What happens to someone who does not eat all of their rice?

They will marry someone with a pimple-scarred face.


7) Every grain of rice is described as “a hardship of labour”. What do those words mean?

To do hard labour


Hardship Definition: To suffer
Labour Definition: Doing hard work  (mostly physical work)


8) What do you think is meant by “a hardship of labour” now?

A sign of respect for doing the work?


EXTRA)  Do your family practice using tea or different herbs to help with health? If they do, tell me about them!


Response to text: China

China – Questions


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1) Where is China located?

  1. a) Eastern Asia b) Eastern Africa
  2. c) Eastern South America d) Eastern Europe

2) What is the official name of China?

  1. a) The Kingdom of China b) The Republic of China
  2. c)  The People’s China d) The People’s Republic of China 

3) What is the capital city of China?

  1. a) Taiwan b) Beijing
  2. c) Hong Kong d) Xiamen

4) What two things does China have?

  1. a) World’s tallest mountain range & longest river b) World’s tallest mountain range and Asia’s longest river
  2. c) Asia’s tallest mountain and longest river d) Asia’s tallest mountain range and world’s longest river

5) What fraction of China’s population live in cities?

  1. a) 1/4 (quarter) b) 1/2 (half)
  2. c) 1/5 (fifth) d) 1/3 (third)

6) Which of these is NOT a Chinese invention?

  1. a) Swords b) Gunpowder
  2. c) Paper d) Silk

7) Give me 3 examples of things the Chinese used to create art.


  1. a) Jade b) Bronze c)  Paper

8) Which Chinese animal is endangered? 

Giant pandas

  1. How many are left in the wild?

1.8 thousand.

Response: French Landmarks

France Landmarks            

Please read the article on French Landmarks here before answering the questions.


Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. How many people visit France each year? 


  1. a) 80 Thousand                     b) 800 Million
  2. c) 80 Million                                     d) 8 Million


  1. The Eiffel Tower is found in which French city?


  1. a) Bordeaux             b) Paris
  2. c) Marseille                d) Lyon


  1. The Eiffel Tower was built in 


  1. a) 1999           b) 1840
  2. c) 1898                       d) 1889


  1. List one fact about Versailles from the reading


Versailles was used to be for the French Kings during the French Revolution.


  1. True or False: The Arc de Triomphe was built to honour French soldiers who fought during the war. 


  1. a) True b) False


  1. The Louvre Museum is the biggest museum in the world and holds a famous piece of art called  


  1. a) The Starry Night             b) The Modern Lisa
  2. c) The Mona Lisa                               d) Sunflowers

Response: French Food!

French Food
Please read the article on French Food here before answering the questions.

1) Food in France is also known as French
a) Fries b) Toast
c) Cuisine d) Cheese

2) French food has influenced the style of cooking throughout
a) North America b) Europe
c) Australasia d) Asia

3) In the South of France people prefer to use this in their cooking
a) butter b) canola oil
c) water d) olive oil and garlic

4) A well known type of bread in France is called a
a) scone b) baguette
c) crepe d) bun

5) Crepes are usually filled with chocolate sauce and fresh fruit
True b) False

6) Crepes are never filled with a savoury filling
a) True b) False

7) A well known cheese that the French are famous for is
a) Colby b) Cheddar
c) Camembert d) Mozzarella cheese

8) Ratatouille is a thick stew that is made from these vegetables
a) carrots and peas b) lettuce and cabbage
c) kumara and corn c) tomatoes and bell peppers

9) The word ratatouille translates to
a) motley crew b) motley stew
c) motley crue d) mouldy stew

10) Escargot is the French name for
a) cheese b) truffles
c) snails d) baguettes

France – Response to Text
Please read the article on France here before answering the questions.

1) France is a country in Europe.
a) True b) False

2) France is the largest country in
a) Northern Europe b) Western Europe
c) Eastern Europe d) Southern Europe

3) The capital city of France is
a) London b) Wellington
c) Paris d) Rome

4) The population of France is
a) 5 million b) 100 million
c) 50 million d) 67 million

5) The currency (money) in France is called the
a) Euro b) Dollar
c) Peso d) Tālā

6) One of the most famous products sold to other countries by the French is
a) T-Shirts b) Vacuums
c) Cheese d) Electronics

7) The number of tourists who visit France each year is approximately
a) 8 Million b) 80 Million
c) 80 Thousand d) 800 Million

8) Bordeaux is a famous wine region in France
a) False b) True

9) France is well known for its food such as
a) crepes b) baguettes
c) truffles d) all of the above

10) Escargot is the French name for a famous French delicacy made from
a) cheese b) truffles
c) snails d) baguettes

Response: Animals in Antarctica

Antarctic Animals – Questions
Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.

Emperor Penguins

1) What is the scientific name for Emperor Penguins?
Aptenodytes forsteri

2) The Emperor penguin is the ____________ of all penguins:
a) Tallest b) Heaviest
c) Smelliest d) a&b


3) What does the blue whale eat?
a) Fish b) Krill
c) Penguins d) a&b

4) How big can Blue Whales grow?
a) 30m b) 3m
c) 300mm d) 30cm


5) What do the Fur seals eat?

Leopard Seals

6) What is the scientific name for Leopard seals
Hydrurga leptonyx

7) How much time do they spend in the ocean?
100 minutes

No Wolves or Polar bears?

8) Wolves and Polar bears live in the?
a) South Pole b) North Pole
c) Parakai d) a&b

Response: Antarctica

Antarctica – Questions
Please read the article on Antarctica before answering the questions.

Antarctica is a continent

1) Antarctica is the [……….?] most continent.
a) Northernmost b) Southernmost
c) Easternmost d) Westernmost

2) Antarctica surrounds the north pole.
a) True b) False

3) What does the name Antarctica mean?
a) Ant Country b) South Country
c) Ice Country d) Opposite to the Arctic

No Countries

4) How many countries are there in the continent of Antarctica?
a) 23 b) 7
c) 1 d) 0

5) How many countries claim different parts of Antarctica?
a) 23 b) 7
c) 1 d) 0

6) What language do Native Antarctic people speak?
a) English b) Antarcticguese
c) Antarcticish d) None of the above

Ice Ice Baby

7) What percentage of Antarctica is covered in a giant ice sheet?
a) 90% b) 4,776%
c) 98% d) 2%

8) What does an Antarctic Oasis mean?
a) An area without ice b) A band
c) A lake d) A video game

Daylight for Six Months

9) How long does it stay dark in Antarctica
a) 12 hours b) 12 months
c) 6 weeks d) 6 months

10) What two seasons does Antarctica have?
a) Spring and Summer b) Winter and more winter
c) Summer and Winter d) Trick question (there are 4 seasons)