Gaokao is considered one of the toughest college tests in the world. While we are not going to subject you to the grueling process, we would like to test your knowledge a little bit. Ready to get cracking?
What is happening in this photo?
Parents seeing off students going for picnic
Parents cheering meritorious students
Parents cheering students who are on their way to sit gaokao
In which year was a gaokao permit like this used? (The picture is for representational purposes only.)
Which question out of these three appeared in the English exam in 1977?
What do these books mean to gaokao candidates?
Gaokao "bible" that must be read before the test
High school textbooks
How many times did Yu Minhong, CEO of New Oriental Education, sit for gaokao?
What is this?
Portable game console
A cheating aid
When do you think this notebook was used by students?
What was this used for?
To receive signals from outer space
To play music to relieve pressure
To practice English listening
What is this?
Can you guess the year this photo of students entering the exam site was taken?
What are they doing?
Playing video games
Inspecting computers in a shop
Going online to find out gaokao scores
Why are those intravenous drip bottles hanging there?
To get nutrition supplies
For medical treatment
It's a movie shoot
That's all, folks. Go treat yourself to ice cream if you scored high. And if you didn't? Well, click the link below to read more about gaokao and have another go next year!
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the resumption of gaokao. Do you have more questions about how this exam evolved? Click here.