Do You Really Know About Chinese Literature? Trivia Quiz

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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

    Correct Answer
    C. The analects of confucius + Mencius + the doctrine of the Mean + the great learning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The analects of confucius + Mencius + the doctrine of the Mean + the great learning." These four books are considered to be the foundational texts of Chinese literature. They are all important works of Confucianism, a philosophical and ethical system developed by Confucius and his followers. The Analects of Confucius contains the teachings and conversations of Confucius, while Mencius expands on Confucian ideas. The Doctrine of the Mean and The Great Learning are both chapters from the Classic of Rites, which further elaborate on Confucian principles and moral values.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Sima Qian
    Explanation
    Sima Qian is the correct answer because he is widely regarded as the father of Chinese historiography. He lived more than 2000 years ago during the Han dynasty and wrote the monumental work "Records of the Grand Historian," which laid the groundwork for professional historical writing in China. Sima Qian's work not only documented historical events but also included biographies of important figures, making it a comprehensive and influential text in Chinese history.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The Zuo Jhuan
    Explanation
    The Zuo Jhuan is recognized as the earliest known narrative history of China. It is a collection of historical narratives and commentary that covers the period from the 8th to the 5th century BCE. The text provides valuable insights into the political, social, and cultural aspects of ancient China, making it an important source for understanding the country's early history. Its significance lies in its detailed accounts of major events, rulers, and philosophical debates during this period, offering a comprehensive understanding of China's past.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The Yu Gong
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Yu Gong. The Yu Gong is a chapter in the book of documents that included early information on geography. This chapter discusses the ancient Chinese's knowledge and understanding of different regions and their geographical features. It provides valuable insights into the early exploration and mapping of the Chinese civilization.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The strategies of the warring states
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The strategies of the warring states." This translation accurately captures the essence of the book "the Zhan Guo Ce," which is a historical text that focuses on the strategies and tactics employed during the warring states period in ancient China. It provides insights into the political, military, and diplomatic strategies used by various states during that time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Between the third and the first Centuries BC
    Explanation
    The Zhan Guo Ce was compiled between the third and the first Centuries BC.

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  • 7. 

    What is the oldest dictionary in China?

    • A.

      The Rue

    • B.

      The Rya

    • C.

      The Erya

    • D.

      The Ira

    Correct Answer
    C. The Erya
    Explanation
    The Erya is considered the oldest dictionary in China. It is an ancient Chinese dictionary and encyclopedia that dates back to the 3rd century BCE. It is a collection of definitions and explanations of Chinese words, as well as discussions on various topics such as astronomy, geography, and music. The Erya played a significant role in the development of Chinese lexicography and language studies.

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  • 8. 

    What's the Chinese word for the " Records of the Grand Historian"?

    • A.

      Ying

    • B.

      Bij

    • C.

      Shij

    • D.

      Dij

    Correct Answer
    C. Shij
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shij". The Chinese word for the "Records of the Grand Historian" is "Shij".

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  • 9. 

    Who completed the Yiwen Leiju?

    • A.

      Ouyang Xun

    • B.

      Ouyang Chan

    • C.

      Yang Xun

    • D.

      Yan Shun

    Correct Answer
    A. Ouyang Xun
    Explanation
    Ouyang Xun is the correct answer because he is known for completing the Yiwen Leiju, which is a Chinese lexicographical work. Ouyang Xun was a prominent scholar and calligrapher during the Tang Dynasty, and he played a significant role in compiling and editing various literary works. The Yiwen Leiju, also known as the Categorized Collection of Literary Works, is a comprehensive dictionary that categorizes and organizes Chinese characters based on their meanings and usage. Ouyang Xun's contribution to completing this work solidifies his reputation as a key figure in Chinese lexicography.

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  • 10. 

    Who compiled the 4 great books of song?

    • A.

      Li Fang

    • B.

      Shi Fang

    • C.

      Shi Nang

    • D.

      Na Fang

    Correct Answer
    A. Li Fang
    Explanation
    Li Fang is the correct answer because he is the one who compiled the 4 great books of song. The other options, Shi Fang, Shi Nang, and Na Fang, are not associated with the compilation of these books.

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