Fun Quiz: Trivia Questions On Peking Opera

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Peking opera, which is also popularly referred to as Beijing opera is the most dominant amongst forms of Chinese opera. It combines entertaining activities such as music, vocal performance, and acrobatics. It arose in Beijing in 1636–1912 and later, it became fully developed, well known and recognized. Peking Opera has since spread to other places such as the United States. This short quiz has been prepared to examine your knowledge regarding this amazing Chinese opera.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many specific role does a pecking opera have?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    A pecking opera typically has four specific roles. This suggests that there are four distinct characters or roles that are commonly portrayed in a pecking opera performance.

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  • 2. 

    How many type of role does a pecking opera have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    A pecking opera typically has two types of roles. This means that there are only two categories or classifications of roles in a pecking opera.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these are type of a pecking opera plays?

    • A.

      Civil plays and Marital plays 

    • B.

      Civil plays and Martial plays 

    • C.

      Civil plays and Art plays

    • D.

      Civil plays and Chou plays 

    Correct Answer
    B. Civil plays and Martial plays 
    Explanation
    Civil plays and Martial plays are types of pecking opera plays. Pecking opera, also known as Beijing opera, is a traditional Chinese form of theater that combines singing, acting, and acrobatics. Civil plays focus on the lives of scholars, officials, and other educated individuals, while Martial plays revolve around military heroes and their battles. Both types of plays are integral parts of the pecking opera repertoire, showcasing different aspects of Chinese culture and history.

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  • 4. 

    What century did pecking opera become popular?

    • A.

      19th century

    • B.

      21st century

    • C.

      10th century

    • D.

      20th century

    Correct Answer
    A. 19th century
    Explanation
    Pecking opera became popular in the 19th century. This form of Chinese opera originated in Beijing and gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty. It combines singing, dancing, acrobatics, and martial arts, and is known for its elaborate costumes and makeup. The 19th century was a time of cultural development in China, and pecking opera emerged as a significant art form during this period.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these element does not make up for pecking opera?

    • A.

      Singing

    • B.

      Dancing

    • C.

      Acrobats

    • D.

      Selling

    Correct Answer
    D. Selling
    Explanation
    Selling is not an element that makes up for pecking opera. Pecking opera is a traditional Chinese opera that combines singing, dancing, and acrobatics. Selling is not a performance element but rather a commercial activity associated with the opera, such as selling tickets or merchandise.

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  • 6. 

    The sheng role is the?

    • A.

      Men's 

    • B.

      Woman's 

    • C.

      Clown's

    • D.

      Rough

    Correct Answer
    A. Men's 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Men's. In Chinese opera, the sheng role is traditionally played by male actors. The sheng is usually portrayed as a young male character, often a scholar or a hero. This role requires a high-pitched voice and elegant movements. Women's roles in Chinese opera are usually played by actresses known as dan, while the clown's role is played by actors known as chou. The rough role, on the other hand, refers to characters with a rough or villainous nature, and can be played by both male and female actors.

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  • 7. 

    The dan role is the?

    • A.

      Clowns

    • B.

      Men's 

    • C.

      Woman's

    • D.

      Rough

    Correct Answer
    C. Woman's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Woman's." This suggests that the dan role is traditionally performed by women. In certain forms of dance, such as classical ballet, the dan role refers to the female dancer who typically takes on the lead or principal roles in a performance. This is a common practice in many dance styles and is based on historical conventions and gender roles within the art form.

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  • 8. 

    The jing role is the?

    • A.

      Woman's

    • B.

      Men's 

    • C.

      Dan's 

    • D.

      Rough

    Correct Answer
    D. Rough
  • 9. 

    Which role are the female sub-type roles?

    • A.

      Laosheng

    • B.

      Honsheng

    • C.

      Wusheng

    • D.

      Wudan 

    Correct Answer
    C. Wusheng
    Explanation
    Wusheng refers to the female sub-type roles in traditional Chinese opera. These roles are typically played by women and are known for their martial arts skills and strong physicality. They often portray heroic and courageous characters in the opera, showcasing their strength and agility in combat scenes. Wusheng roles are an important part of Chinese opera and contribute to the diversity and richness of the performances.

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  • 10. 

    Which role is the comedy role?

    • A.

      Dan's 

    • B.

      Sheng 

    • C.

      Jing

    • D.

      Chou

    Correct Answer
    D. Chou
    Explanation
    Chou is the comedy role because in traditional Chinese opera, Chou is the character who provides comic relief and entertains the audience with humorous dialogue and actions. Chou's role is to bring laughter and lighten the mood of the performance. Dan, Sheng, and Jing are other roles in Chinese opera, but they are not specifically designated as comedy roles.

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