The History Behind Pecking Opera

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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.


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  • 1. 

    The pecking opera was first established in what country?

    • A.

      Taiwan 

    • B.

      China 

    • C.

      Nigeria 

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. China 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is China. The pecking opera, also known as Peking opera, originated in China during the late 18th century. It is a traditional form of Chinese theater that combines singing, dancing, acrobatics, and martial arts. The opera is characterized by its vibrant costumes, elaborate makeup, and distinctive vocal style. It has a rich history and is considered one of the cultural treasures of China.

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  • 2. 

    Which year did the training of pecking opera started formally?

    • A.

      1993

    • B.

      1911

    • C.

      1921

    • D.

      1922

    Correct Answer
    B. 1911
    Explanation
    In 1911, the training of pecking opera started formally.

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  • 3. 

    The first female performance troupe was founded in what year? 

    • A.

      1888

    • B.

      1895

    • C.

      1882

    • D.

      1892

    Correct Answer
    B. 1895
    Explanation
    In 1895, the first female performance troupe was founded. This marked a significant milestone in the history of women's involvement in the performing arts. It provided women with a platform to showcase their talents and challenge traditional gender roles. This event paved the way for future generations of female performers and contributed to the ongoing fight for gender equality in the entertainment industry.

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  • 4. 

    The pecking opera was originated in what century? 

    • A.

      15th

    • B.

      18th

    • C.

      12th

    • D.

      13th 

    Correct Answer
    B. 18th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 18th. The pecking opera originated in the 18th century.

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  • 5. 

    The pecking opera originated in which of these places?

    • A.

      Beijing 

    • B.

      Ahui province 

    • C.

      Imperial court

    • D.

      Vietnam 

    Correct Answer
    A. Beijing 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Beijing. The pecking opera originated in Beijing, China. It is a traditional Chinese opera that combines singing, dancing, acrobatics, and martial arts. It has a long history and is considered one of the cultural treasures of China.

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  • 6. 

    The young female warriors are called? 

    • A.

      Loadan 

    • B.

      Daomadan 

    • C.

      Naruto 

    • D.

      Himarawawi

    Correct Answer
    B. Daomadan 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Daomadan. In some cultures and societies, young female warriors are referred to as Daomadan. This term is specific to the context of young female warriors and is not applicable to other options such as Loadan, Naruto, or Himarawawi.

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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    B. Uprightness and loyalty
    Explanation
    The red color worn by the pecking opera dancers symbolizes uprightness and loyalty. In Chinese culture, red is considered a symbol of good luck, happiness, and prosperity. The use of red in the costumes of pecking opera dancers represents their loyalty and commitment to their art form. It also signifies their dedication to upholding traditional values and principles. The vibrant red color adds to the visual appeal of the performance and enhances the overall atmosphere of the opera.

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  • 8. 

    How many drama troupes from Anhui province entered the capital?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    Four drama troupes from Anhui province entered the capital.

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  • 9. 

    The Dan role is for? 

    • A.

      Women 

    • B.

      Children 

    • C.

      Men

    • D.

      Chengs

    Correct Answer
    A. Women 
    Explanation
    The Dan role is typically played by women in traditional Chinese opera. This role involves portraying female characters and requires a high-pitched voice and graceful movements. Women have historically played this role because it was believed that they could better embody the femininity and delicacy required for the characters.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Prince Gong
    Explanation
    Prince Gong is the correct answer because he was known for his famous private tea house theaters during the Qing dynasty. He was a prominent prince and statesman who had a deep interest in the arts, particularly theater and opera. Prince Gong's residence was a hub for cultural activities, and his private tea house theaters were renowned for their performances and gatherings of intellectuals and artists.

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