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CNY FunFacts

Quiz by Hao-Xuan Chai

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8 questions
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  • Q1

    How many days do Chinese New Year celebrations last?

    30 days

    15 days

    10 days

    8 days

    30s
  • Q2

    Chinese New Year is usually referred to in China as the festival of which season?

    Autumn

    Summer

    Spring

    Winter

    30s
  • Q3

    How many animals make up the Chinese zodiac?

    8

    10

    12

    14

    30s
  • Q4

    Which day of Chinese New Year only the daughter is allowed to visit her parents’ house?

    1st

    4th

    3rd

    2nd

    30s
  • Q5

    What are the following considered bad luck on Chinese New Year’s day?

    Sweeping

    Buy new clothes

    Wear red underwear

    Opening windows/doors

    30s
  • Q6

    What takes place on the fifteenth day of the New Year celebration?

    Double Seven Festival

    Lantern Festival

    Tomb Sweeping Festival

    Dragon Boat Festival

    30s
  • Q7

    Legend says that the Chinese New Year celebrations ward off the monster Nian, who would otherwise prey on men and livestock. What part of the celebrations are said to scare Nian away?

    House cleaning

    Drinking plum brandy

    Firecracker

    Monetary gifts

    30s
  • Q8

    Why do the Chinese play cards and mahjong on Chinese New Year’s Eve?

    To kill time

    To stay up at night

    For fun

    To win money

    30s

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