The History Behind Pecking Opera

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The History Behind Pecking Opera

Peking opera, which is also widely referred to as Beijing opera is the most dominant form of Chinese opera. The performance combines activities such as music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in Beijing in 1636–1912 and by the mid-19th century, it had become well known, recognized and appreciated for the cultural heritage and Chinese national treasure that it is.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The pecking opera was first established in what country?
    • A. 

      Taiwan 

    • B. 

      China 

    • C. 

      Nigeria 

    • D. 

      India

  • 2. 
    Which year did the training of pecking opera started formally?
    • A. 

      1993

    • B. 

      1911

    • C. 

      1921

    • D. 

      1922

  • 3. 
    The first female performance troupe was founded in what year? 
    • A. 

      1888

    • B. 

      1895

    • C. 

      1882

    • D. 

      1892

  • 4. 
    The pecking opera was originated in what century? 
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      18th

    • C. 

      12th

    • D. 

      13th 

  • 5. 
    The pecking opera originated in which of these places?
    • A. 

      Beijing 

    • B. 

      Ahui province 

    • C. 

      Imperial court

    • D. 

      Vietnam 

  • 6. 
    The young female warriors are called? 
    • A. 

      Loadan 

    • B. 

      Daomadan 

    • C. 

      Naruto 

    • D. 

      Himarawawi

  • 7. 
    The red color worn by the pecking opera dancers symbolizes what? 
    • A. 

      Harsh and cruel

    • B. 

      Uprightness and loyalty

    • C. 

      Good health 

    • D. 

      Fortune 

  • 8. 
    How many drama troupes from Anhui province entered the capital?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 9. 
    The Dan role is for? 
    • A. 

      Women 

    • B. 

      Children 

    • C. 

      Men

    • D. 

      Chengs

  • 10. 
    The famous of the Qing-dynasty private tea house theaters is at which of these princes residence?
    • A. 

      Prince Long

    • B. 

      Prince Tchan 

    • C. 

      Prince Gong

    • D. 

      Xiexie