Peking Opera: An Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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Peking Opera is the dominant dance drama genre in China. No masks are worn. Instead, the actors wear make up that is intended to highlight their facial features. The focus of the art form is spectacle and athleticism. Like Japanese kabuki, all the actors, even those playing female roles, are male. Most Peking Opera stories come from Chinese history and legend. Are you familiar with pecking opera? Try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The pecking opera is also known as?

    • A.

      China opera

    • B.

      Beijing opera

    • C.

      Taiwan opera

    • D.

      Dance opera

    Correct Answer
    B. Beijing opera
    Explanation
    Beijing opera is also known as the pecking opera. It is a traditional form of Chinese theater that combines music, singing, dance, and acrobatics. It originated in Beijing in the late 18th century and is known for its elaborate costumes, stylized movements, and distinctive vocal techniques. The term "pecking opera" is a common misinterpretation of the term "Peking opera," which refers to the opera's origin in Beijing.

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  • 2. 

    What is pecking opera called in Taiwan?

    • A.

      Gou

    • B.

      Befung

    • C.

      Gouju

    • D.

      Dance

    Correct Answer
    C. Gouju
    Explanation
    In Taiwan, pecking opera is called Gouju.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not part of the pecking opera role?

    • A.

      Dan role

    • B.

      Jung role

    • C.

      Jack role

    • D.

      Sheng role

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack role
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the role that is not part of the pecking opera. The options provided are Dan role, Jung role, Jack role, and Sheng role. The correct answer is Jack role because it is not a role in the pecking opera.

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  • 4. 

    When did the four great Annhui troupes bring Hui opera to Beijing?

    • A.

      1779

    • B.

      1790

    • C.

      1777

    • D.

      1770

    Correct Answer
    B. 1790
    Explanation
    In 1790, the four great Anhui troupes brought Hui opera to Beijing. This suggests that prior to this year, Hui opera was not performed in Beijing.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these role is main role?

    • A.

      Dan's role

    • B.

      Befung

    • C.

      Sheng

    • D.

      Jung

    Correct Answer
    C. Sheng
    Explanation
    Sheng is the main role because the question asks for the main role among the given options, and Sheng is the only option mentioned without any additional context or information.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these are not part of the shell used in pecking opera?

    • A.

      Speech

    • B.

      Song

    • C.

      Dance

    • D.

      Eating

    Correct Answer
    D. Eating
    Explanation
    In pecking opera, which is a traditional Chinese art form, the performers use various elements such as speech, song, and dance to tell stories and convey emotions. However, eating is not a part of the shell used in pecking opera. This means that during a pecking opera performance, the focus is on the verbal and physical expressions rather than on eating.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these role are divided into 5 subtypes?

    • A.

      Jung role

    • B.

      Chou role

    • C.

      Dan role

    • D.

      Jack role

    Correct Answer
    C. Dan role
    Explanation
    The Dan role is divided into 5 subtypes.

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  • 8. 

    How many basic facial pattern does the Beijing opera have?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Beijing opera has 16 basic facial patterns. These patterns are used to represent different characters and emotions in the opera. Each pattern has its own unique design and color scheme, allowing the audience to easily identify and understand the character's role and personality. The facial patterns are an important visual element of Beijing opera, adding depth and symbolism to the performances.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these role is a minor role?

    • A.

      Chou role

    • B.

      Dan role

    • C.

      Jung role

    • D.

      Sheng role

    Correct Answer
    A. Chou role
    Explanation
    The Chou role is a minor role because it is mentioned first in the list and the other roles (Dan, Jung, and Sheng) are not specified as minor roles.

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  • 10. 

    The high rank dancers wear what color?

    • A.

      Grey

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    The high rank dancers wear the color red.

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