The Forbidden City (Beijing, 17th century)

The Forbidden City (Beijing, 17th century)

The Forbidden City is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of imperial China.

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Questions

  • The centre of which empire was the Forbidden City?
  • Which city is the Forbidden City located in?
  • In which century was the forbidden city built?
  • During the reign of which imperial dynasty was the Forbidden city built?
  • What does 'forbidden' in the name of the palace complex refer to?
  • What is the Chinese name of the palace complex?
  • What was one of the basic functions of the Forbidden City?
  • What does 'cheng' in the name of the Forbidden City mean?
  • For how many years was the Forbidden City home for Chinese emperors?
  • When did the Forbidden City lose its former role?
  • What size area does the Forbidden City occupy?
  • What was the shape of the Forbidden City?
  • How many buildings can be found within the Forbidden City today?
  • What is Forbidden City surrounded by?
  • How high are the walls surrounding the Forbidden City?
  • How many gates does the Forbidden City have?
  • What are the gates of the Forbidden City decorated with?
  • What is the largest building in the Forbidden City?
  • What surrounded the Forbidden City previously?
  • Which statement is true for the Forbidden City?
  • Which of the following is China's largest wooden hall?
  • What is the area of the base of the Hall of Supreme Harmony?
  • What was the symbolic colour of Chinese emperors?
  • What indicated the importance of the buildings in the Forbidden city?
  • In which part of the Forbidden City was the private residence of the emperor situated?
  • What is the Forbidden City called today?
  • What was the colour of the walls surrounding the Forbidden City?

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