Classic Fiction And Drama In Chinese Literature! Trivia Quiz

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Chinese literature is much richer and complex than we might think. Not only is it old and competes with ancient Greek texts and literature but it also forms the basis for China's modern literary culture. So, what can you say about China's classical fiction an drama? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the book of poetry written?

    • A.

      Between the 11th and 6th Century BC

    • B.

      Between the 13th and 11th Century BC

    • C.

      Between the 12th and 10th Century BC

    • D.

      Between the 15th and 16th Century BC

    Correct Answer
    A. Between the 11th and 6th Century BC
    Explanation
    The book of poetry was written between the 11th and 6th Century BC.

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  • 2. 

    What are the characteristics of the book of poetry?

    • A.

      It reflects the profundity of marriage

    • B.

      It reflects the depth and profundity of nature

    • C.

      It reflects the depth and profundity of social life

    • D.

      It reflects the depth and profundity of life

    Correct Answer
    C. It reflects the depth and profundity of social life
    Explanation
    The characteristics of the book of poetry are that it reflects the depth and profundity of social life. This means that the book explores and delves into the complexities and intricacies of human interactions, relationships, and societal issues. Through its poetic language and imagery, the book offers a profound understanding and insight into various aspects of social life, capturing the emotions, experiences, and challenges faced by individuals within a society.

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  • 3. 

    What is fu?

    • A.

      It's the descriptive prose interpreted with a verse

    • B.

      It's the descriptive prose interpreted with a song

    • C.

      It's the descriptive prose interpreted with a story

    • D.

      It's the descriptive prose interpreted with a poem

    Correct Answer
    A. It's the descriptive prose interpreted with a verse
  • 4. 

    What is bi employed in the book of poetry?

    • A.

      It's the use of rhymes

    • B.

      It's the use of images

    • C.

      It's the use of metaphor

    • D.

      It's the use of mantras

    Correct Answer
    C. It's the use of metaphor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's the use of metaphor." In poetry, the use of metaphor is a common literary device where one thing is compared to another, creating a deeper and more vivid understanding of the subject. Metaphors help to create imagery and evoke emotions in the reader by drawing parallels between unrelated concepts. This adds depth and complexity to the poem, allowing the reader to interpret the meaning in different ways.

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  • 5. 

    When did drama emerge as a literary style in China?

    • A.

      In the 9th Century

    • B.

      In the 13th Century

    • C.

      In the 11th Century

    • D.

      In the 10th Century

    Correct Answer
    B. In the 13th Century
    Explanation
    Drama emerged as a literary style in China in the 13th Century. This period marked the rise of the "Yuan drama" during the Yuan Dynasty, which was heavily influenced by Mongolian and Persian traditions. The Yuan drama introduced new forms and techniques, such as the use of musical accompaniment and elaborate costumes. This era saw the development of famous playwrights like Guan Hanqing and Ma Zhiyuan, who contributed significantly to the growth and popularity of Chinese drama.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the most representative figure in Yuan drama?

    • A.

      Guan Hanqing

    • B.

      Juan Hanqing

    • C.

      Muan Hanqing

    • D.

      Lam Hanqing

    Correct Answer
    A. Guan Hanqing
    Explanation
    Guan Hanqing is considered the most representative figure in Yuan drama. He was a famous playwright and actor during the Yuan dynasty in China. His works, such as "The Injustice to Dou E" and "The Snow in Midsummer," are highly regarded for their realistic portrayal of social issues and human emotions. Guan Hanqing's plays often featured strong female characters and explored themes of injustice and morality. His contributions to Yuan drama have had a lasting impact on Chinese theater and storytelling.

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  • 7. 

    How many dramas did guan Hanqing write altogether?

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    A. 70
    Explanation
    Guan Hanqing wrote a total of 70 dramas. This means that throughout his career, he authored 70 different plays.

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  • 8. 

    When did the novel appear in China?

    • A.

      1000 years ago

    • B.

      2000 years ago

    • C.

      1200 years ago

    • D.

      1500 years ago

    Correct Answer
    A. 1000 years ago
    Explanation
    The novel appeared in China 1000 years ago.

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  • 9. 

    Who completed the 4 books of song?

    • A.

      Li Fang

    • B.

      Chi Fang

    • C.

      Sui Fang

    • D.

      Li Fang

    Correct Answer
    A. Li Fang
    Explanation
    Li Fang completed the 4 books of song.

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  • 10. 

    What is the oldest dictionary in China?

    • A.

      The Erya

    • B.

      The Encyclopedia

    • C.

      The Larousse

    • D.

      The Collins

    Correct Answer
    A. The Erya
    Explanation
    The Erya is considered to be the oldest dictionary in China. It is an ancient Chinese dictionary that dates back to the 3rd century BC. The Erya is a compilation of definitions, explanations, and synonyms of ancient Chinese words. It is an important linguistic and cultural resource that provides insights into the language and culture of ancient China. The Erya is highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage of vocabulary and its influence on subsequent dictionaries in China.

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