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China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?

By Liu Wei | | Updated: 2016-11-27 07:03

China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?

Candidates in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, review before last year's national civil service exam held on  Nov 29, 2015.[Photo/IC]

What about an analogy question?

5. Which one is the wrong match between the idioms and economic terms?

A. Spilt water cannot be gathered up again – Opportunity cost

B. One nation can't have two queens – Complete monopoly

C. Entering a room full of fragrant orchids and getting used to the sweet smell -- Diminishing marginal utility

D. When the city gate catches fire, the fish in the moat suffer -- Negative external effects

Hint: Match the meaning of the idioms and the economic terms.

Answer: A

Now let's see how well you know about history.

6. What is the possible situation that can happen?

A. Greeks watch World Cup in the stadium when the Revolution of 1911 happened

B. Chinese college students listen to radio by semiconductor receivers during the May 4th Movement

C. During the Cold War, a Soviet cinema shows a color movie

D. During the Vietnam War, Americans can surf the internet on computers

Hint: You need to know about that period to make the call.

Answer: C

Are you already tired of all this? One last question to test if your instinct of language is good.

7. The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami showed humans the power of the nature. Although we have islands and submerged reefs as natural barriers to tsunamis, we need to be prepared for potential dangers. Sometimes the earthquake in the deep ocean does not cause any loss as the epicenter is far from the land, but the tsunami generated by the displacement of the water can cause huge damage. Tsunami waves can move at 800 km per hour in the ocean and can be several meters high. The main argument in the paragraph above is

A. Earthquakes and tsunamis warn people to pay attention to the ocean

B. Earthquakes and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean warn us to focus more on oceanography

C. Tsunamis generated by earthquakes can cause huge damages

D. Natural disaster is cruel

Answer: B

So, what was your final score? Were you able to crack some of the answers? If you got most of them right then you certainly deserve the 'iron rice bowl'. If you got few correct ones then start brushing up your knowledge by reading China Daily every day. If you found all the questions hard then just blame the education system.

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