What Do You Know About Chinese Literature? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Chinese Literature? Trivia Quiz

Chinese is very dense but at the same interesting subject to talk about, because it's not only rich but also diverse and spans for many centuries before our era. It covers early records of dynastic court archives as well as the vernacular fiction novels that came to be during the Ming Dynasty (and many more after that). So, how much do you know about Chinese literature? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is shijing?
    • A. 

      It's cult and lay musical practices

    • B. 

      It's a book of Chinese poetry

    • C. 

      It's a book of Chinese proverbs

    • D. 

      It's a book of Chinese antique songs

  • 2. 
    What is Yi Jing?
    • A. 

      It's culture

    • B. 

      It's science

    • C. 

      It's divination

    • D. 

      It's wisdom

  • 3. 
    Who tries to trace the genealogy of Chinese literature to religious spells?
    • A. 

      Liu Shipei

    • B. 

      Liu Shay Shay

    • C. 

      Liu Ming

    • D. 

      Liu Miang

  • 4. 
    Who commented and edited the 4 books?
    • A. 

      Mao

    • B. 

      Buddha

    • C. 

      Confucius

    • D. 

      Ming

  • 5. 
    What make up the 5 Classics?
    • A. 

      The Ching, the Classics, the Book of Right, the Book of Documents, the Spring and Autumn Annals

    • B. 

      The Ming, the Classic of poetry, the Book of Rites, the Book of Documents, the Winter and Autumn Annals

    • C. 

      The IChing, the Classic of poetry, the Book of Rites, the Book of Documents, the Spring and Autumn Annals

    • D. 

      The IChing, the Classic of poetry, the Book of Rites, the Book of Facts, the Spring and Summer Annals

  • 6. 
    What's the other name for the I Ching?
    • A. 

      The Classics

    • B. 

      The changes

    • C. 

      The Classic of changes

    • D. 

      The Classical changes

  • 7. 
    What is the classic of poetry?
    • A. 

      It's the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry

    • B. 

      It's the oldest Chinese poetry

    • C. 

      It's the oldest existing collection of Chinese songs

    • D. 

      It's the oldest existing collection of Chinese books

  • 8. 
    What's the other name for the book of rites?
    • A. 

      The Kunji

    • B. 

      The Liji

    • C. 

      The Miji

    • D. 

      The Dinji

  • 9. 
    What's the other name for the book of documents?
    • A. 

      Shantzu

    • B. 

      Shangu

    • C. 

      Zangsu

    • D. 

      Shangsu

  • 10. 
    When was the Spring and Autumn annals written?
    • A. 

      From 722 to 479 BC

    • B. 

      From 700 to 710 BC

    • C. 

      From 722 to 721 BC

    • D. 

      From 722 to 300 BC