Are you ready for Chinese New Year?
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?
Which animal is NOT used to designate one of the 12 years of the Chinese calendar cycle?
Chinese New Year is associated with which season?
The traditional Chinese calendar is based on which cycle?
- both solar and lunar
Chinese New Year customs are derived from which religion?
- 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?
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.
Which is a prominent feature of the time just before New Year in China?
- huge traffic jams
- the Dragon Dance
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?
How long is New Year vacation for most workers in China?
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?
What do people put in the red envelopes they give out for Chinese New Year?
- family pictures
- lucky sayings
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?
- good luck