Chinese Mythology

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Chinese Mythology.

1. Which legendary rulers of China were considered demigods?
a. The Nine Dragons
b. The Eight Warriors
c. The Three Sovereigns
d. The Five Masters
e. The Lofty Ministers

2. According to Chinese mythology, who created the first humans?
a. Fu Xi and Nuwa
b. The Great Dragon
c. Yellow Emperor
d. Shennong
e. The Five Emperors

3. Who was the greatest and most famous of the Five Emperors?
a. Emperor Ku
b. Purple Emperor
c. Fu Xi
d. Yellow Emperor
e. Nuwa

4. What legendary creature was the symbol of the Chinese emperor?
a. Sphinx
b. Harpy
c. Chimera
d. Hydra
e. Dragon

5. What do Chinese dragons traditionally have the power over?
a. Earth
b. Water and storms
c. Fire
d. Wood
e. Trees

6. True or false: Only dragons with giant wings can fly. The rest have to walk everywhere.

7. What monster attacked people in a small village as part of the legend of the Chinese New Year?
a. Sphinx
b. Nian
c. Dragon
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

8. What did the people of the small village use to scare off the monster?
a. Fireworks and drums
b. Flowers and rice
c. The color yellow
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. Whose wife invented the process for making silk?
a. Shennong
b. The Great Dragon
c. The Yellow Emperor
d. Nian
e. Emperor Yao

10. One of the Three Sovereigns was named Shennong. What did Shennong teach the Ancient Chinese?
a. Agriculture
b. About the plow
c. Irrigation
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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