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Chinese Literature Quizzes & Trivia

The history of Chinese literature goes back almost 3000 years… It was already well-established by the time Confucius was alive in the fifth century BCE. From the earliest times, fiction, history, and poetry were all produced in large quantities, and many of the early works are still read regularly today.

We’ve dug deeply into the Chinese literary tradition to bring you a quiz about some of the great books and the great authors that have distinguished Chinese writing across the centuries. Some of the great works of become known to Western audiences through modern film adaptations of classic books like the Water Margin and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Other Chinese classics have enormously evocative names such as the 17th-century novel “Slapping the Table in Amazement.” Take our quizzes and go on a journey through the history of Chinese literature. Have fun, and add to your knowledge at the same time!

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Chinese literature is as old and vibrant as Greek literature. It is also based upon their heroes, culture, and some historicla events that have marked some of their most vibrant dynasties. Mist of the classical Chinese novels...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 277   |  Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
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    Who wrote "Romance of 3 Kingdoms"?
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Chinese literature is very rich and ancient. It has inspired several movies and fascinated western critiques and researchers for years. It comprises Chinese folklore, poetry, and even songs, written thousands of years ago. What...

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    When was the book of poetry written?
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This quiz tests some general knowledge of ancient Chinese literature.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 408   |  Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
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    Confucius is a famous ________ in ancient Chinese history.
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Chinese literature is very old, dynamic, and counts legends, stories influenced by their oral tradition, but it also counts the thinkings and work of those who have molded the ethics and life phisolophy of most Chinese people...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 155   |  Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
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    When was the book named the "Spring and Autumn Annals" written?
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Chinese literature is as old as its civilization. It is made up of texts and fables that have been transcribed and interpreted from their oral tradition into writing from one generation to another. It has culminated during the...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 186   |  Last updated: Mar 19, 2022
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    What is the meaning of Yi Jing?
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