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Are you ready for Chinese New Year?
by Staff
How would you fare if you landed in Beijing on the eve of Chinese New Year? Test your knowledge of this elaborate holiday.

The Chinese New Year celebration lasts how many days?

  • 7
  • 12
  • 15

Which animal is NOT used to designate one of the 12 years of the Chinese calendar cycle?

  • rat
  • goat
  • snake

Chinese New Year is associated with which season?

  • spring
  • winter
  • autumn

The traditional Chinese calendar is based on which cycle?

  • solar
  • lunar
  • both solar and lunar

Chinese New Year customs are derived from which religion?

  • Buddhism
  • Taoism
  • Both of these

The traditional Chinese calendar keeps in sync with the seasons by periodically adding what?

  • an extra month
  • an extra day
  • a lunar synapse

Which is the traditional color associated with Chinese New Year?

  • gold
  • red
  • green

It is considered bad luck during Chinese New Year to do what?

  • break a bowl
  • eat fish
  • wear red

What's the most popular way to celebrate the New Year in China?

  • bathing in the river
  • drinking plum brandy
  • going home

Sweeping and cleaning are important activities on Chinese New Year's Day.

  • true
  • false

Which is a prominent feature of the time just before New Year in China?

  • huge traffic jams
  • the Dragon Dance
  • fireworks

Which deity is traditionally renewed when families burn its image before Chinese New Year?

  • the Closet God
  • the Parlor Spirit
  • the Kitchen God

Chinese New Year was renamed the Spring Festival in which year?

  • 1912
  • 1949
  • 1986

How long is New Year vacation for most workers in China?

  • 3 days
  • 7 days
  • 15 days

The seventh day of the New Year in China has what significance?

  • It's everybody's birthday.
  • It's the Feast of Lions.
  • It's the day to pay all debts.

Which of these is a modern custom associated with Chinese New Year?

  • working extra hours
  • racing cars
  • watching television

Lunar New Year is celebrated in Vietnam, where it is called what?

  • Wat
  • Bok
  • Tet

What do people put in the red envelopes they give out for Chinese New Year?

  • family pictures
  • lucky sayings
  • money

Which dance is commonly performed on the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration?

  • the Monkey Dance
  • the Fox Trot
  • the Dragon Dance

The dragon in China is a symbol of what?

  • disaster
  • caution
  • good luck