Red Scarf Girl Book Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    In the Forward, David Henry Hwang described a photograph. His distant uncle sent Mr. HwangÕs grandmother a picture. In the photograph the uncle was:

    • A.

      Laying down

    • B.

      Standing up

    • C.

      Sitting down

    • D.

      laughing

    Correct Answer
    A. Laying down
    Explanation
    In the Forward, David Henry Hwang describes a photograph sent by his distant uncle to his grandmother. The uncle is depicted as "laying down" in the photograph.

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  • 2. 

    In order to save the rice, Chairman Mao decided that the people should

    • A.

      Use better irrigation techniques.

    • B.

      Use more pesticides. (bug killer)

    • C.

      Kill the birds.

    • D.

      grow more rice.

    Correct Answer
    C. Kill the birds.
    Explanation
    During Chairman Mao's time, China faced a severe food shortage, and rice production was a major concern. Birds were known to be a significant threat to rice crops as they would eat the seeds and damage the fields. Therefore, killing the birds was seen as a necessary measure to protect the rice and increase production. This decision was made to ensure that the available rice supply could be maximized and meet the population's needs.

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  • 3. 

    The author was born on:

    • A.

      Christmas

    • B.

      The Chinese New Year

    • C.

      Buddha's birthday

    • D.

      Her grandmother's birthday

    Correct Answer
    B. The Chinese New Year
    Explanation
    The author was born on the Chinese New Year.

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  • 4. 

    Ji-­li Jiang was a:

    • A.

      Poor student

    • B.

      Trouble maker

    • C.

      Class clown

    • D.

      good student

    Correct Answer
    D. good student
    Explanation
    Ji-li Jiang was described as a good student because she was diligent and hardworking in her studies. She was focused and committed to her education, which is evident in her determination to succeed despite the challenges she faced during the Cultural Revolution. Ji-li Jiang's academic achievements and dedication to learning make her deserving of the label "good student."

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  • 5. 

    Comrade Li wanted Ji-­li Jiang in the gym to:

    • A.

      Tell her to join the Young Pioneers

    • B.

      Discuss an audition for the dance team.

    • C.

      Discuss an audition for the swim team

    • D.

      Tell her a secret

    Correct Answer
    B. Discuss an audition for the dance team.
    Explanation
    Comrade Li wanted Ji-li Jiang in the gym to discuss an audition for the dance team. This can be inferred from the fact that Comrade Li specifically wanted to meet Ji-li in the gym, indicating that it was related to a physical activity. The other options, such as joining the Young Pioneers or discussing an audition for the swim team, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Ji-­li Jiang had a pet:

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Turtle

    • D.

      Cat

    Correct Answer
    D. Cat
    Explanation
    The given options list different types of pets. Out of the given options, "cat" is the only option that is a common choice for a pet. Therefore, it can be inferred that Ji-li Jiang had a pet cat.

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  • 7. 

    Why didn’t Ji-­li’s father want her to audition for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy?

    • A.

      He thought Ji-­Li wasn't smart enough to pass the written examination

    • B.

      He thought Ji-­Li wouldn't pass the background check into her political status

    • C.

      He thought Ji-­Li wasn't a good swimmer

    • D.

      He thought Ji-­Li would get homesick

    Correct Answer
    B. He thought Ji-­Li wouldn't pass the background check into her political status
    Explanation
    Ji-Li's father didn't want her to audition for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy because he believed that she wouldn't pass the background check into her political status. This suggests that Ji-Li's family had some political affiliations or connections that could have potentially caused issues for her acceptance into the academy. Her father's concern about her political status indicates that there may have been strict criteria for admission, and he didn't want Ji-Li to face any obstacles or potential rejection due to her family's political background.

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  • 8. 

    An Yi was

    • A.

      The school bully

    • B.

      Ji-­Li's teacher

    • C.

      Ji-­Li's best friend

    • D.

      Ji-­Li's aunt

    Correct Answer
    C. Ji-­Li's best friend
  • 9. 

    Ji-­Li Jiang had

    • A.

      One younger sister and one younger brother

    • B.

      One older sister and one younger brother

    • C.

      two younger brothers

    • D.

      two older brothers

    Correct Answer
    A. One younger sister and one younger brother
    Explanation
    Ji-Li Jiang had one younger sister and one younger brother. This can be inferred from the given options. The other options mention either older siblings or two siblings of the same gender, which contradicts the information provided. Therefore, the correct answer is that Ji-Li Jiang had one younger sister and one younger brother.

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  • 10. 

    Song Po Po was the

    • A.

      Wicked aunt

    • B.

      Wicked step-­mother

    • C.

      Nanny turned housekeeper

    • D.

      Lady down the hall

    Correct Answer
    C. Nanny turned housekeeper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nanny turned housekeeper" because the phrase "turned housekeeper" suggests that the person started off as a nanny and then transitioned into the role of a housekeeper. This implies that they initially took care of children and then began taking care of the household chores as well.

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  • 11. 

    Where did Ji-­li, Ji-­yong, and Ji-­yun go to read picture books?

    • A.

      The park

    • B.

      An Yi's house

    • C.

      Grandpa Hong's bookstall

    • D.

      The Young Pioneer Library

    Correct Answer
    C. Grandpa Hong's bookstall
    Explanation
    Ji-li, Ji-yong, and Ji-yun went to Grandpa Hong's bookstall to read picture books. This suggests that Grandpa Hong's bookstall is a place where they can find a variety of picture books to read.

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  • 12. 

    Chairman Mao told the people of China that they would not establish a strong socialist country until

    • A.

      The four olds were destroyed

    • B.

      They had free elections

    • C.

      The United States was destroyed

    • D.

      Everyone could own property and make a decent salary

    Correct Answer
    A. The four olds were destroyed
    Explanation
    Chairman Mao believed that in order to establish a strong socialist country in China, it was necessary to destroy the "four olds," which referred to old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits. Mao believed that these traditional elements hindered the progress of the socialist revolution and needed to be eradicated to make way for the new socialist society. By eliminating these aspects, Mao aimed to create a clean slate for the implementation of socialist principles and the construction of a new China.

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  • 13. 

    An Yi rushed to the alley to get Ji-­li, Ji-­yun, and Ji-­yong because she wanted them to see the

    • A.

      Parade

    • B.

      Fight

    • C.

      Crowd of people who were destroying the signs

    • D.

      Bargain bin at the market

    • E.

      Bicycle accident

    Correct Answer
    C. Crowd of people who were destroying the signs
    Explanation
    An Yi rushed to the alley to get Ji-li, Ji-yun, and Ji-yong because she wanted them to see the crowd of people who were destroying the signs. This suggests that the crowd of people destroying the signs is something significant or noteworthy, and An Yi wants the others to witness it. It implies that the destruction of the signs is either an act of protest, a form of rebellion, or a chaotic event that An Yi believes is important for the others to observe.

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  • 14. 

    As An Yi, Ji-­li, Ji-­yong, and Ji-­yun walked by the stores, they thought of

    • A.

      Buying everything in sight

    • B.

      Window shopping

    • C.

      Changing the names of the stores

    • D.

      Selling candy bars to the store clerks

    • E.

      Throwing eggs at the windows

    Correct Answer
    C. Changing the names of the stores
    Explanation
    The given answer, "changing the names of the stores," is the most reasonable option among the given choices. It aligns with the idea of the group of people walking by the stores and thinking about something related to the stores. Out of the provided options, this is the only one that directly relates to the stores themselves. The other options, such as buying everything, window shopping, selling candy bars, or throwing eggs, do not involve changing the names of the stores. Therefore, "changing the names of the stores" is the most fitting explanation for the given answer.

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  • 15. 

    The "four olds" included all of the following except:

    • A.

      Old ideas

    • B.

      Old culture

    • C.

      Old customs

    • D.

      Old clothes

    • E.

      Old habits

    Correct Answer
    D. Old clothes
    Explanation
    The "four olds" was a term used during the Cultural Revolution in China to refer to old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits that were seen as counter-revolutionary. The inclusion of old clothes in the list of "four olds" is incorrect because it was not specifically targeted or condemned during that time. The focus was mainly on eliminating traditional and bourgeois elements from society.

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  • 16. 

    In order to measure the width of pants, inspectors used

    • A.

      A ruler

    • B.

      A beer bottle

    • C.

      A red scarf

    • D.

      The length of their hand

    • E.

      A fist

    Correct Answer
    B. A beer bottle
    Explanation
    The use of a beer bottle to measure the width of pants is likely a humorous or sarcastic response. This answer suggests that the inspectors may not have used a proper or accurate method for measurement, as a beer bottle is not a standard or conventional tool for measuring clothing. It implies that the inspectors may have been careless or unprofessional in their approach to measurement.

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  • 17. 

    Shoes were considered "four olds" if they were

    • A.

      Army boots

    • B.

      Athletic shoes

    • C.

      Wide

    • D.

      Torn up

    • E.

      Pointed

    Correct Answer
    E. Pointed
    Explanation
    Shoes were considered "four olds" if they were pointed. This suggests that during a certain period, pointed shoes were considered outdated or unfashionable. The term "four olds" refers to the four elements of traditional Chinese culture that were targeted for elimination during the Cultural Revolution in China. It aimed to eradicate old ideas, old customs, old culture, and old habits. Therefore, if shoes were pointed, they would be seen as a symbol of the old culture and would be considered undesirable.

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  • 18. 

    Why did the man who got his shoes taken away think that his shoes were okay to wear?

    • A.

      His professor approved them

    • B.

      They were the appropriate revolutionary colors

    • C.

      They were purchased at a government store

    • D.

      They were in the revolutionary clothing catalogue

    Correct Answer
    C. They were purchased at a government store
    Explanation
    The man who got his shoes taken away thought that his shoes were okay to wear because they were purchased at a government store. This suggests that the government store is a trusted source and that the shoes sold there are considered acceptable and appropriate.

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  • 19. 

    Whose mother was the Neighborhood Party Committee Secretary?

    • A.

      Ji-­Li's mother

    • B.

      Yang Fan's mother

    • C.

      An Yi's mother

    • D.

      Du Hai's mother

    • E.

      E. Yang-­san's mother

    Correct Answer
    D. Du Hai's mother
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the mother who held the position of the Neighborhood Party Committee Secretary. Among the options provided, the correct answer is Du Hai's mother.

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  • 20. 

    Why did the school children accuse Ji-­li of being a capitalist for exploiting others?

    • A.

      Because Ji-­li liked school

    • B.

      Because Ji-­li's family had a housekeeper

    • C.

      Because Ji-­li's family owned property

    • D.

      Because Ji-­li's family had a lot of money

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Ji-­li's family had a housekeeper
    Explanation
    The school children accused Ji-li of being a capitalist for exploiting others because Ji-li's family had a housekeeper. This suggests that the children believed that having a housekeeper was a sign of wealth and privilege, and they associated wealth and privilege with capitalism and exploitation.

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  • 21. 

    School classes were suspended for a day so students could write posters.

    • A.

      That criticized the educational system

    • B.

      About the upcoming doughnut sale

    • C.

      That celebrated Chairman Mao

    • D.

      That celebrated the accomplishment of their favorite teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. About the upcoming doughnut sale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about the upcoming doughnut sale" because it is the only option that is related to a specific event or activity that the students would be writing posters about. The other options, such as criticizing the educational system, celebrating Chairman Mao, or celebrating a favorite teacher, do not provide a specific reason for why the students would be writing posters.

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  • 22. 

    A da-zi-bao was a

    • A.

      Stringed instrument

    • B.

      Poster used for criticism

    • C.

      Book of communist thought

    • D.

      Secret letter

    • E.

      A four-­old

    Correct Answer
    B. Poster used for criticism
    Explanation
    A da-zi-bao was a type of poster that was used for criticism. It was a form of public expression commonly used during the Cultural Revolution in China. People would write their thoughts, opinions, and criticisms on these posters and display them in public places. The da-zi-bao became a powerful tool for individuals to voice their grievances and challenge the established authorities.

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  • 23. 

    When Ji-­li, An Yi and Zhang Jie couldn't think of what to write on their poster, they

    • A.

      Went outside to see what the other students wrote

    • B.

      Went to the cafeteria to see what the hall monitors wrote

    • C.

      gave up and didn't write anything

    • D.

      Made up something to say

    Correct Answer
    A. Went outside to see what the other students wrote
    Explanation
    Ji-li, An Yi, and Zhang Jie couldn't think of what to write on their poster, so they decided to go outside and see what the other students wrote. This suggests that they were looking for inspiration or ideas from the work of their peers. By observing what the other students had written, they might have been able to come up with their own unique and creative content for their poster.

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  • 24. 

    Several of the students (including Ji-­li) copied their posters from

    • A.

      From books in the library

    • B.

      Articles in the Youth Post, a newspaper

    • C.

      Their teachers

    • D.

      Mao's little Red Book of communist thought

    Correct Answer
    B. Articles in the Youth Post, a newspaper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "articles in the Youth Post, a newspaper". This is because the question states that several students, including Ji-li, copied their posters from a source. Among the given options, the only one that mentions a source of articles is the Youth Post newspaper. Therefore, it can be inferred that the students copied their posters from articles in the Youth Post newspaper.

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  • 25. 

    This person wrote her poster about being from a poor working class family. She said that because she had to do housework so she couldn’t study as much as the other students. (She failed three classes!)

    • A.

      Du Hai

    • B.

      An Yi

    • C.

      Ji-­li

    • D.

      Zhang Jie

    • E.

      Yin Lan-­lan

    • F.

      Pauper (Deng Yi-­yi)

    Correct Answer
    E. Yin Lan-­lan
    Explanation
    Yin Lan-lan is the correct answer because the person mentioned in the question wrote her poster about being from a poor working-class family and not being able to study as much as other students due to housework. This suggests that Yin Lan-lan is the person being referred to in the question.

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  • 26. 

    Ji-­li joined a group of students to criticize:

    • A.

      Yin Lan-­lan

    • B.

      Teacher Gu

    • C.

      Old Qian

    • D.

      Ji-­li's father

    • E.

      Jiang Xi-­wen (Aunt Xi-­wen)

    • F.

      Teacher Wei (An Yi's mother)

    Correct Answer
    E. Jiang Xi-­wen (Aunt Xi-­wen)
    Explanation
    Jiang Xi-wen (Aunt Xi-wen) is the correct answer because the question states that Ji-li joined a group of students to criticize various individuals, and Aunt Xi-wen is one of the individuals mentioned. The question does not provide any additional information or context to suggest that any of the other individuals mentioned were criticized by Ji-li. Therefore, based solely on the information given, Aunt Xi-wen is the most likely correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    Who pasted the poster criticizing Aunt Xi-­wen to her door?

    • A.

      Ji-­li

    • B.

      Yin Lan-­lan

    • C.

      An Yi

    • D.

      Pauper

    • E.

      Aunt Xi-­wen

    • F.

      Du Hai

    Correct Answer
    E. Aunt Xi-­wen
  • 28. 

    Aunt Xi-­wen complained to the school because the students

    • A.

      Picked her mulberry leaves to feed to their silkworm

    • B.

      Egged her house

    • C.

      Rang the doorbell and then ran away

    • D.

      Cut through her yard on their way to school

    Correct Answer
    A. Picked her mulberry leaves to feed to their silkworm
    Explanation
    Aunt Xi-wen complained to the school because the students picked her mulberry leaves to feed to their silkworm. This action by the students could have caused damage to Aunt Xi-wen's mulberry tree, which is likely an important part of her property. Additionally, the students may not have had permission to take the leaves, which could be seen as trespassing. By complaining to the school, Aunt Xi-wen is seeking a resolution to this issue and possibly requesting that the school educate the students about respecting others' property.

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  • 29. 

    One one of the posters, a couple of students criticized Ji-­li for

    • A.

      Having a housekeeper

    • B.

      Being wealthy

    • C.

      Being related to Aunt Xi-­wen

    • D.

      Being a teacher's pet

    Correct Answer
    D. Being a teacher's pet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "being a teacher's pet." This means that Ji-li is criticized by some students for being favored by the teacher and receiving special treatment. This may lead to jealousy and resentment from other students who feel that Ji-li is receiving unfair advantages in the classroom.

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  • 30. 

    Who tried to make Ji-­li feel better – admitting that there were posters criticizing her mother too?

    • A.

      An Yi

    • B.

      Yin Lan-­lan

    • C.

      Zhang Jie

    • D.

      Pauper

    • E.

      Teacher Gu

    • F.

      Teacher Wei

    Correct Answer
    A. An Yi
    Explanation
    An Yi tried to make Ji-li feel better by admitting that there were posters criticizing her mother too.

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