Chinese New Year Custom Quiz PPT 2014

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20 Questions about Chinese New Year Custom

Chinese New Year Quiz 2014 Joanne Chen IVC Chinese Instructor

1. A true fact about the 12 Zodiac is: A. Animals in Chinese zodiac were also created for counting months B.It is believed that the personality of the horse is patient C.The Ox is listed No. 3 after the tiger D.Dragon is the only unreal animal

1a. A true fact about the 12 Zodiac is: Dragon is the only unreal animal

2. Which of the following animals is not one of the 12 zodiac in Chinese calendar? A. Pig B. Monkey C. Snake D. Cat

2a. Which of the following animals is not one of the 12 zodiac in Chinese calendar? Cat

3. What fruit, representing luck and prosperity, is traditionally the most popular to hand out for the Chinese New Year? A. B. C. D. Pineapple Tangerines Star Fruit Papaya

3a. What fruit, representing luck and prosperity, is traditionally the most popular to hand out for the Chinese New Year? Tangerines

4. What's the legend behind using firecrackers to celebrate Chinese New Year? A.They're meant to scare away monsters. B. They wake up the gods in time for the celebration. C. They provide light for the dark winter night. D.They are gifts from your ancestors.

4a. What's the legend behind using firecrackers to celebrate Chinese New Year? The firecrakcers meant to scare away monsters and the evil spirit.

5. What color symbolizes fire, according to the legend, can drive away bad luck and evil spirits? A. Red (红 hóng) B. Green (绿 lǜ) C. Yellow (黄 huáng) D. Gold (金jīn)

5a. What color symbolizes fire, according to the legend, can drive away bad luck and evil spirits? Red 红 (hóng)

6. Chinese New Year‟s celebrations traditionally start at the beginning of the end on what day? A.The 7th day B.The 10th day C.The 15th day D.The 30th day

6a. Chinese New Year‟s celebrations traditionally start at the beginning of the end on what day? The 15th day The Lantern Festival 元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié

7. According to Chinese custom, on New Year's Day you shouldn't... A.Eat Rice B.Leave home C.Sweep the house D.Drink wine

7a. According to Chinese custom, on New Year's Day you shouldn't... Sweep the house 扫地 sǎo dì

8. Which one of the following terms is the Chinese New Year‟s Greeting A. B. C. D. Shēngrì kuàilè Yí lù shun fēng Gōng xǐ fā cái xiǎo xīn kāi chē

8a. Which one of the following terms is the Chinese New Year‟s Greeting Gōng xǐ fā cái 恭喜發財 1) Shēngrì kuàilè (happy birthday) 2) Yí lù shun fēng (Have a nice journey) 3) Gōng xǐ (Congratulation) 4) xiǎo xīn kāi chē (Drive carefully)

9. According to tradition, who do families visit on the second day of Chinese New Year? A. Their mother‟s or wife‟s family members B. Their co-worker‟s family members C. Their friends‟ family members D. Their teacher‟s family members

9a. According to tradition, who do families visit on the second day of Chinese New Year? Their mother‟s or wife‟s family members

10. The Chinese call their New Year as A.Winter Festival B.Spring Festival C.New Festival D.Lucky Festival

10a. The Chinese call their New Year as Chūnjié Spring Festival

11. According to Chinese calendar, 2014 is the year of A. B. C. D. Ox Dragon Tiger Horse

11a. According to Chinese calendar, 2014 is the year of Horse mǎ Mǎ nián

12. What is the new year‟s eve dinner called in Chinese? A. B. C. D. 蛋炒饭 dàn chǎo fàn 恭喜饭 gōng xǐ fàn 年夜饭 nián yè fàn 排骨饭 pái gǔ fàn

12a. What is the new year‟s eve dinner called in Chinese? 年夜饭 nián yè fàn

13. The meaning of serving the whole fish in the Chinese New Year‟s dinner

13a. The meaning of serving the whole fish in the Chinese New Year‟s dinner Nián nián yǒu yú 年年有余 Wealth, as the Chinese word for fish, „yu,‟ sounds like the word for abundance. yú yú

14. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? A. 春联 Chūn lián B. 灯笼 Dēng lóng C. 红包 Hóng bāo D. 年糕 Nián gāo

14a. What is this? 这是什么?Zhè shì shénme? 春联 Chūn lián

15. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? A.春联 Chūn lián B.灯笼 Dēng long C.红包Hóng bāo D.年糕Nián gāo

15a. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? 红包 Hóng bāo

16. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? A.春联 Chūn lián B.灯笼 Dēng long C.红包Hóng bāo D.年糕Nián gāo

16a. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? 灯笼 Dēng lóng

17. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? A. 春联 Chūn lián B. 灯笼 Dēng long C. 红包Hóng bāo D. 年糕Nián gāo

17a. What is this? 这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? 年糕 Nián gāo

18. The meaning behind serving “year cake”(nián gāo) is… 年糕 (nián gāo)

18a. The meaning behind serving “rice cake”(nián gāo) 年糕 (nián gāo) is made of glutinous rice flour, the rice cake is supposed to help the eater climb the social ladder as the Chinese word nian gao is a homonym for “higher year.”

19. The meaning behind serving dumplings (饺子 jiǎozi) is….

19a. The meaning behind serving dumplings:  The shape of the dumplings are said to resemble old ingot-shaped coins or yuanbao.  The dumplings are meant to bring eaters prosperity and wealth. It‟s tradition to eat them at midnight on New Year‟s eve, and hide a clean coin inside one of the dumplings. 元宝 Yuán bǎo 饺子 Jiǎozi

20. Dragon Dance / Lion Dance in Chinese is called:

20a. Dragon Dance/ Lion Dance is called 舞龙舞狮 wǔ long wǔ shī

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