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Chinese Folklore Multiple Choice

See if you know these Chinese myths/folklore
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Last updated: August 14, 2023
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1. What did Nüwa use to repair the sky?
Gold
Paper
Stones
Silk
Nüwa melted the magic stones to patch up the sky
2. How many suns were there in the sky before the Lord Archer Hou Yi shot them down until only one was left?
2
10
3
7
Hou Yi shot down 9 suns
3. What animal flew to the moon with Chang'e?
Monkey
Rabbit
Dog
Dragon
Yutu or the Jade Rabbit accompanied Chang'e to the moon. Nowadays, the Chinese lunar rover is called Yutu.
4. What does Meng Po serve the dead souls on the Bridge of Forgetfulness before their reincarnation?
Tea
Milk
Wine
Soup
Meng Po soup ensures you forget everything about this life before you reincarnate into the next.
5. Where does King Yan (aka King Yanluo) rule over?
The Hell
The Heaven
The Oceans
The Mountains
King Yan is the ruler and the judge of the underworld
6. What did Cangjie invent?
Chinese Characters
Compass
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Paper Making
Cangjie invented the Chinese characters. Nowadays, the Cangjie input method is a popular way to type Chinese in a computer.
7. In the Legend of the White Snake, who was the close confidant of the one-thousand-year-old White Snake?
Yellow Snake
Green Snake
Red Snake
Black Snake
Xiaoqing (or the Green Snake) is the sworn sister of Lady Bai (the White Snake)
8. What animal was Sun Wukong, who accompanied and protected Tang Sanzang on a journey to obtain Buddhist sutras from the West (India)?
Pig
Dog
Horse
Monkey
Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King, is the best known character in "Journey to the West". The character Goku from the Dragon Ball manga is based on him.
9. What separates the lovers the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl?
The Himalayas
The Yellow River
The Pacific Ocean
The Milky Way
The Cowherd (symbolised by the star Altair) and the Weaver Girl (the star Vega) are separated by the Heavenly River (the Milky Way).
10. What did the lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai turn into after they died?
Swans
Jade
Butterflies
Trees
They are the tragic Butterfly Lovers
3 Comments
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2024
Inspired by this blog.
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Level 60
Aug 14, 2023
Nice quiz! The only one of these that I’d heard of beforehand was the Monkey King, but not from Dragon Ball. I think Bowser from Mario was based on one of the other characters in the story.
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Level 71
Feb 29, 2024
Very nice quiz! Good selection of questions.