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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Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 491   |  Last updated: Jun 4, 2019
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    What was the only written record of Confucius' teachings?

This quiz tests some general knowledge of ancient Chinese literature.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 243   |  Last updated: Jun 4, 2019
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    Confucius is a famous ________ in ancient Chinese history.

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...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 115   |  Last updated: Jun 17, 2019
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    What is shijing?

Chinese literature is much richer and complex than we might think. Not only is it old and competes with ancient Greek texts and literature but it also forms the basis for China's modern literary culture. So, what can you say...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 114   |  Last updated: Jul 23, 2019
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    When was the book of poetry written?

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: 110   |  Last updated: Aug 8, 2019
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    Who wrote "Romance of 3 Kingdoms"?