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Chinese literature is very old, dynamic, and counts legends, stories influenced by their oral tradition, but it also counts the thinkings and work of those who have molded the ethics and life phisolophy of most Chinese people today. So, do you know about the History of Chinese literature? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the book named the "Spring and Autumn Annals" written?

    • A.

      From 722 to 479 BC

    • B.

      From 300 to 100 BC

    • C.

      From 720 to 690 BC

    • D.

      From 700 to 600 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. From 722 to 479 BC
    Explanation
    The book named the "Spring and Autumn Annals" was written from 722 to 479 BC.

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  • 2. 

    Who is considered as the father of Chinese Histography?

    • A.

      Sima Sian

    • B.

      Zong Qian

    • C.

      Gong Qian

    • D.

      Sima Qian

    Correct Answer
    D. Sima Qian
    Explanation
    Sima Qian is considered the father of Chinese historiography because he was the first to write a comprehensive history of China, known as the Records of the Grand Historian. His work laid the foundation for the study of Chinese history and set the standard for historical writing in China. Sima Qian's meticulous research and objective approach to history greatly influenced subsequent historians and his work remains an important source of information on ancient China.

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  • 3. 

    When was the book Zhan Guo Ce written?

    • A.

      Between the 3rd and 1st Centuries

    • B.

      During the 4th Century

    • C.

      During the 5th Century

    • D.

      During the 6th Century

    Correct Answer
    A. Between the 3rd and 1st Centuries
    Explanation
    The book Zhan Guo Ce was written between the 3rd and 1st centuries.

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  • 4. 

    How is the oldest Chinese dictionary called?

    • A.

      Chinese Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Ha raps

    • C.

      The Erya

    • D.

      Collins

    Correct Answer
    C. The Erya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Erya." The Erya is the oldest Chinese dictionary, dating back to the 3rd century BC. It is a compilation of Chinese characters, providing explanations and definitions for words, as well as their various meanings and usages. The Erya is an important linguistic and cultural resource, shedding light on the development of the Chinese language and offering insights into ancient Chinese society and knowledge.

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  • 5. 

    When did Sima Qian elaborate a more professional Chinese histography?

    • A.

      More than 500 years ago

    • B.

      More than 3000 years ago

    • C.

      More than 2000 years ago

    • D.

      More than a 1000 years ago

    Correct Answer
    C. More than 2000 years ago
    Explanation
    Sima Qian elaborated a more professional Chinese historiography more than 2000 years ago. This suggests that Sima Qian's work in the field of Chinese historiography occurred during a time period that is more than 2000 years in the past.

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  • 6. 

    Which Chinese philosopher edited the 4 books?

    • A.

      Confucius

    • B.

      Mao

    • C.

      Buddha

    • D.

      Bruce Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. Confucius
    Explanation
    Confucius is the correct answer because he is widely known as one of the most influential Chinese philosophers. He is credited with editing and compiling the "Four Books," which are considered the core texts of Confucianism. These books include "The Great Learning," "The Doctrine of the Mean," "The Analects," and "Mencius." Confucius' teachings and writings had a significant impact on Chinese society, ethics, and governance, making him the most likely candidate to have edited the 4 books.

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  • 7. 

    What's the Chinese translation for "book of rites"?

    • A.

      Liji

    • B.

      Fiji

    • C.

      GI XI

    • D.

      HIJI

    Correct Answer
    A. Liji
    Explanation
    Liji is the correct Chinese translation for "book of rites".

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  • 8. 

    What's the Chinese translation for the book of documents?

    • A.

      Xa Xu

    • B.

      Sha shu

    • C.

      Sha su

    • D.

      Shangsu

    Correct Answer
    D. Shangsu
    Explanation
    The Chinese translation for the book of documents is "Shangsu".

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  • 9. 

    How is the earliest known narrative of Chinese history called?

    • A.

      The Zuo Zhuan

    • B.

      The Zuhan Zuha

    • C.

      The Xan xan

    • D.

      The zan huan

    Correct Answer
    A. The Zuo Zhuan
    Explanation
    The earliest known narrative of Chinese history is called "The Zuo Zhuan."

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  • 10. 

    How is the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry called?

    • A.

      The Zuo Zhuan

    • B.

      Yi Jing

    • C.

      The Classic of poetry

    • D.

      Shijing

    Correct Answer
    C. The Classic of poetry
    Explanation
    The oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry is called "The Classic of Poetry" or "Shijing". It is a compilation of poems from the 11th to 7th centuries BC and is considered one of the most important texts in Chinese literature. The collection consists of 305 poems that cover a wide range of topics including love, nature, politics, and daily life. The poems in "The Classic of Poetry" provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and beliefs of ancient China.

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