Weiwei's Biography

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Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist, known for being highly critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights. What do you know about the man’s life? Find out in this quiz about his biography!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ai Weiwei is a politician.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Ai Weiwei is a Japanese artist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Weiwei was born in 1957.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Weiwei was born in Beijing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Weiwei is an artist known worldwide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Weiwei has shot a documentary film called Always Sorry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Never Sorry is the inner story of a dissident. It's biographical so to speak.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Weiwei's documentary was released in 2013.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    He is married but is childless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    He was arrested by the Chinese government in April 2011.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    He studied design, cinema.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    He used to be an English teacher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    He worked in New York in the eighties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Weiwei has also lived in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    He regularly suffers from censorship in China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In 1991 he left for the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    He returned to China in 1993 after the silencing of the protesters in theTiananmen Square .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Ai Weiwei's father (Ai Qing) also was an artist and famous Chinese poet who had studied literature in Paris.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    At 60 his father was deported to Siberia to clean public toilets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Weiwei family came back to Beijing in 1976 but his father was never rehabilitated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Weiwei's father received a literary award from François Mitterand in France in 1985.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Ai Weiwei is a protester because he criticizes the Chinese  government and blogs over what is going on in his country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In May 2008 an earthquake killed thousands of children in their classrooms. Volunteers (and Ai Weiwei) helped clearing and giving a list of dead children. The government never explained why so many buildings had been reduced to dust. So Weiwei made one of his most impressive work of art made with the backpacks of the schoolchildren.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Someone has installed two video cameras outside his studio (probably the Chinese police)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    He would like Obama to call for greater freedom in China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False