Do You Really Know About Chinese Literature? Trivia Quiz

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Do You Really Know About Chinese Literature? Trivia Quiz

Chines literature is a very interesting subject to elaborate on because not only is it old, but it also makes up the Chinese cultural pride. It is as old as the ones discovered and studied in Asia Minor and Greece, and reveals a lot about Chinese philosophy. What do you think you know about it? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What make up the four books in Chinese literature?
    • A. 

      The analects of confusion + Mencius + the doctrine of the Mean + the great learning

    • B. 

      The analects of confucius + Menus + the doctrine of the Mean + the great learning

    • C. 

      The analects of confucius + Mencius + the doctrine of the Mean + the great learning

    • D. 

      The analects of confucius + Mencius + the doctrine of the Mean + the great understanding

  • 2. 
    Who laid the grounds for professional Chinese Historiography, more than 2000 years ago?
    • A. 

      Sima Qian

    • B. 

      Simo Juan

    • C. 

      Ximo Shian

    • D. 

      Xin Xan

  • 3. 
    What is recognized as the earliest known narrative history of China?
    • A. 

      The Zuo Jhuan

    • B. 

      The Xo Xuan

    • C. 

      The Ju Juan

    • D. 

      The Shu Shuan

  • 4. 
    What chapter in the book of documents included early information on geography?
    • A. 

      The Ya Yuan

    • B. 

      The Yua Ying

    • C. 

      The Yu Gong

    • D. 

      The Yu Yong

  • 5. 
    What's the English translation for the book "the Zhan Guo Ce"?
    • A. 

      The art of winning

    • B. 

      The art of the deal

    • C. 

      The strategies of the warring states

    • D. 

      The art of war

  • 6. 
    When was the Zhan Guo Ce compiled?
    • A. 

      Between the second and the first Centuries BC

    • B. 

      Between the fourth and the first Centuries BC

    • C. 

      Between the third and the first Centuries BC

    • D. 

      Between the fourth and the third Centuries BC

  • 7. 
    What is the oldest dictionary in China?
    • A. 

      The Rue

    • B. 

      The Rya

    • C. 

      The Erya

    • D. 

      The Ira

  • 8. 
    What's the Chinese word for the " Records of the Grand Historian"?
    • A. 

      Ying

    • B. 

      Bij

    • C. 

      Shij

    • D. 

      Dij

  • 9. 
    Who completed the Yiwen Leiju?
    • A. 

      Ouyang Xun

    • B. 

      Ouyang Chan

    • C. 

      Yang Xun

    • D. 

      Yan Shun

  • 10. 
    Who compiled the 4 great books of song?
    • A. 

      Li Fang

    • B. 

      Shi Fang

    • C. 

      Shi Nang

    • D. 

      Na Fang