How Much Do You Really Know About Peking Opera?

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Peking Opera or Beijing Opera is a very dominant cultural performance in which performing troupes often have several of each variety of the roles involved, as well as numerous secondary and tertiary performers. Through the elegant and elaborate, colorful costumes, performers are usually the only or main focus on Peking opera's characteristically sparse stage.


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  • 1. 

    Peking opera consists of how many activities? 

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    Peking opera consists of five activities.

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  • 2. 

    It consists of which of the following? 

    • A.

      Sword play 

    • B.

      Dancing competition 

    • C.

      Cooking contest 

    • D.

      Acrobatics 

    Correct Answer
    D. Acrobatics 
    Explanation
    This question is asking about the content or components of something. The options provided are sword play, dancing competition, cooking contest, and acrobatics. Out of these options, the correct answer is acrobatics, as it is the only option that is related to physical skills and movements typically performed in a show or performance. Sword play, dancing competition, and cooking contest are not usually associated with the same type of content or components.

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  • 3. 

    It arose when?

    • A.

      1636-1912 

    • B.

      1753-1789

    • C.

      1657-1712

    • D.

      1635-1905

    Correct Answer
    A. 1636-1912 
  • 4. 

    When did it develop fully?

    • A.

      21st century 

    • B.

      19th century 

    • C.

      20th century 

    • D.

      18th century 

    Correct Answer
    B. 19th century 
    Explanation
    During the 19th century, the development of various technologies and advancements in various fields reached a level where they can be considered fully developed. This includes the industrial revolution, which brought about significant changes in manufacturing and transportation, as well as advancements in science, medicine, and communication. The 19th century saw the emergence of inventions such as the steam engine, telegraph, and telephone, which laid the foundation for further progress in the 20th century. Therefore, it can be said that it fully developed during the 19th century.

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  • 5. 

    Where is Peking opera referred to as Guoju? 

    • A.

      Japan 

    • B.

      Tianjin 

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Taiwan

    Correct Answer
    D. Taiwan
    Explanation
    Peking opera is referred to as Guoju in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese form of opera originated in Beijing and is known for its unique singing style, elaborate costumes, and acrobatic movements. While it is also performed in other regions such as Tianjin and China, it is specifically referred to as Guoju in Taiwan, highlighting the cultural significance and popularity of Peking opera in the country.

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  • 6. 

    Dizi, Gong and Yunluo all belong to which of the following?

    • A.

      Costume 

    • B.

      Instruments

    • C.

      Stylistic origins 

    • D.

      Other names

    Correct Answer
    B. Instruments
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the category to which Dizi, Gong, and Yunluo belong. The correct answer is "Instruments" because Dizi, Gong, and Yunluo are all musical instruments. They are not related to costume, stylistic origins, or other names.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is another name for Peking opera? 

    • A.

      Capital play 

    • B.

      Ultimate dance 

    • C.

      Ultimate drama

    • D.

      Capital performance 

    Correct Answer
    A. Capital play 
    Explanation
    Peking opera is commonly known as "Capital play" because it originated in Beijing, which is the capital city of China. This traditional form of Chinese opera combines singing, acting, and acrobatics to portray stories from Chinese history and folklore. The term "Capital play" highlights the significance of Peking opera as a cultural symbol of Beijing and its historical importance in Chinese performing arts.

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  • 8. 

    Peking opera has how many main roles type?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    Peking opera has four main role types. These role types include Sheng (male lead), Dan (female lead), Jing (painted face male), and Chou (clown). Each role type has specific characteristics and costumes that distinguish them from one another. The combination of these four main roles creates a diverse and dynamic performance in Peking opera.

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  • 9. 

    "Chou" refers to what? 

    • A.

      Gentlemen 

    • B.

      Market place 

    • C.

      Rough men 

    • D.

      Clowns 

    Correct Answer
    D. Clowns 
    Explanation
    The term "Chou" refers to clowns. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the other options (gentlemen, market place, rough men) do not typically associate with the term "Chou". Clowns, on the other hand, are commonly known for their entertaining performances and comedic acts, making them the most logical choice for the term "Chou".

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  • 10. 

    "Jing" refers to which of the following? 

    • A.

      Rough men 

    • B.

      Gentlemen 

    • C.

      Women 

    • D.

      Palace 

    Correct Answer
    A. Rough men 
    Explanation
    "Jing" refers to rough men.

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