Quiz: What do you know about the Dragon Boat Festival?
Monday marks the Duanwu Festival, more widely known as the Dragon Boat Festival. Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in lunar Chinese calendar, it is marked by a set of traditional events, including eating zongzi, holding dragon boat races and commemorating the death of Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), a famous Chinese poet who is known for his verses and patriotism.
But what else do you know about the festival? As a traditional event that has been celebrated for thousands of years, what you have learned is probably only the tip of the iceberg. Try our quiz and learn more.
Do you know the facts about the Dragon Boat Festival?
If you are confident in your knowledge about China’s Dragon Boat Festival, give a try on the following questions to see how much (or how little) you actually know.
The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four most significant traditional Chinese festivals. What are the other three?
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Which of the following traditions is NOT part of the Dragon Boat Festival celebration?
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About dragon boat racing, which of the following is NOT correct?
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Eating zongzi, glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings, is one of the most popular traditions on the special day. Zongzi was originally made for ______?
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One of the widely known origins of the Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan’s death. Qu was a poet of the State of ___ during the Warring States period (475 -221 BC).
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Besides China, which of the following pairs of countries have the tradition of celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival?
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Which of the following is NOT an alternate name for the Dragon Boat Festival?