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The Ultimate Chinese Zodiac Quiz
by Staff
In Asian cultures, your time of birth can have far-reaching implications for your future and can impact everything from your job, to your friends and even who you marry! Take our quiz to find out more and test your knowledge of the Chinese zodiac!

How many signs make up the Chinese zodiac?

  • 8
  • 12
  • 24

Which of the following is not part of the Chinese zodiac?

  • rat
  • ox
  • cat

According to myth, why isn't there a cat in the Chinese zodiac?

  • The rat pushed him into the water.
  • He was crushed by the ox.
  • He was eaten by the tiger.

When were cats first introduced to China?

  • 2,000 years ago
  • 4,000 years ago
  • 5,300 years ago

How many elements work hand-in-hand with the animals in the Chinese zodiac?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 12

The Chinese zodiac year runs from January to December.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

If 1961 is the year of the metal ox, when will the next year of the metal ox take place?

  • 1973
  • 2021
  • 2061

What is the first animal in the Chinese zodiac?

  • tiger
  • rat
  • dragon

Which of these best describes the personality of an ox?

  • hot-tempered
  • aggressive
  • hard working

A tiger prefers to follow orders rather than lead.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of these is closely associated with the rabbit?

  • peace
  • speed
  • money

What animal in the Chinese zodiac is known for its natural sense of luck?

  • tiger
  • dragon
  • snake

The snake is naturally wise with an active mind.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of these animals is associated with a fiery temper?

  • rabbit
  • monkey
  • horse

Which of these qualities is often found in goats?

  • pacifism
  • artistry
  • humor

Which sign would you turn to if you needed someone with a strong imagination?

  • rat
  • tiger
  • monkey

Which of these qualities is associated with the rooster?

  • bad temper
  • organization
  • hard work

Which animal in the Chinese zodiac is the most loyal?

  • dog
  • rabbit
  • goat

What is the 12th and final animal in the Chinese zodiac?

  • fish
  • bird
  • pig

Which element is associated with a birth year ending in 0 or 1?

  • metal
  • wood
  • fire

Which element in the zodiac is associated with imagination?

  • wood
  • water
  • earth

Which easy-going element is also associated with a strong competitive streak?

  • fire
  • earth
  • wood

What element is associated with a birth year ending in a 6 or 7?

  • fire
  • earth
  • water

What element is associated with excellent problem-solving skills?

  • earth
  • fire
  • water

Which of the following is a poor romantic match for a dragon?

  • snake
  • rat
  • tiger

Which sign is a poor match for the rat?

  • horse
  • ox
  • dragon

What animal do some cultures swap for goats when interpreting the Chinese zodiac?

  • cat
  • sheep
  • lion

Which element is considered extremely bad luck for people born in the year of the horse?

  • water
  • earth
  • fire

Birth rates in some Asian nations drop dramatically in the year of the fire horse.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Some people in Asian nations actually time conception so their children will be born in the lucky dragon years.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE