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Chinese New Year Quiz

Test your knowledge on the Chinese New Year. 20 Questions.

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Chinese New Year lasts for how many days?

  • 1
  • 12
  • 10
  • 15

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2012 is the Chinese New year of the what?

  • Dog
  • Tiger
  • Dragon
  • Rabbit

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In 2012 what date marked the start of the Chinese New Year?

  • 21st January
  • 22nd January
  • 23rd January
  • 24 January

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People born in the Chinese New Year of the Dragon are said to be?

  • Strong and lucky
  • Strong and ambitious
  • Strong and courageous
  • Strong and silent

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The Chinese Dragon is roughly equivalent to the western zodiac sign:

  • Aries
  • Leo
  • Taurus
  • Pisces

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The Chinese New Year is also known as the:

  • Winter Festival
  • Summer Festival
  • Spring Festival
  • Autumn Festival

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During Chinese New Year older family members use what colour envelopes to give gifts of cash to their younger relatives?

  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Green

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In Chinese culture the colour red is considered to be?

  • The luckiest colour
  • A nice colour
  • The colour of love
  • An angry colour

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The money given in red envelopes during Chinese New Year, according to custom, is?

  • Even amounts
  • Odd amounts
  • Always coins
  • Whatever the giver decides

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The most popular and most abundant fruit during Chinese New Year is?

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Mandarins

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Because the Chinese Calender is lunisolar the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the:

  • Solar New Year
  • Lunar New Year
  • New Moon Year
  • New Sun New Year

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During Chinese New year Shou Sui is the practice of what?

  • Eating as much as one can
  • Spending time with family only
  • Dancing and singing
  • Staying up until midnight as a family

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It is said that if you cry on Chinese New Year's day, you will what?

  • Have puffy eyes
  • Upset others
  • Miss the celebrations
  • Cry all through the year

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A traditional Chinese New Year cake is called?

  • Niangao
  • Neensal
  • Nien Mow
  • Noen Tea

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Many people, especially Buddhists, abstain from meat consumption on the first day of the New Year because it is believed that this will ensure what?

  • A good appetite for the rest of day
  • They do not eat bad meat
  • Fulfill their wishes
  • Will give them longevity

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The15th day of the Chinese New Year is called what?

  • The Festival of Light
  • The Lantern Festival
  • The Firework Festival
  • All Souls Festival

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During The Lantern Festival candles are lit outside houses as a way to what?

  • Decorate the outside of houses
  • Guide people home after celebrating
  • Light the towns, cities, villages
  • Guide wayward spirits home

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A tradition before the start of Chinese New Year to get rid of bad luck and welcome good luck is to what?

  • Give away old clothes
  • Give homes a thorough cleaning
  • Give neighbours sweets
  • Give long lost friends a call

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The Chinese New Year always starts on a what?

  • Tuesday
  • Full Moon
  • Sunday
  • New Moon

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The Chinese New Year 2013 will welcome the year of the what?

  • Dog
  • Snake
  • Monkey
  • Pig