much do you know about Hong Kong? Answer the questions and then
check your answers by reading the text below.
Kong is in South China. It has a population of 6.8 million. The
language is Chinese.
Kong was under British jurisdiction until 1 July 1997 when it
reverted back to China. It has been designated as a Special Administrative
Region and is governed by China under a philosophy of 'one country,
Kong has a tropical climate. It is cool and humid in winter and
hot and wet in summer. It is quite hilly and comprises over 200
Kongers welcome you into their homes. It is common to bring a
gift. Traditionally gifts are given and received with both hands.
Usually the gift is not opened in front of you. It is opened later
when you have left. When visiting someone's home it is a good
idea to bring a gift of candy, cookies, fruit, alcohol or something
from your country. You should not give the following as gifts:
clocks (= death), books (= bad luck for gamblers), blankets (=downturn
in prosperity), green hats, unwrapped gifts or gifts wrapped in
blue (=death). Good colours for wrapping gifts are red, pink and
1. Hong Kong is in Asia.
2. The population of Hong Kong is 6.8 million.
3. Hong Kong's climate is tropical.
4. Hong Kong went from British to Chinese rule in 1997.