第一章测试

1、Wu-gu (五谷) includes sesame.

2、Kuai zhi (脍炙) is a way of cooking meat.

3、“目光如豆” is similar to the American idiom describing people who are as blind as bats.

4、Iron is believed to facilitate weight loss for females.

5、“孔融让梨” and “推枣让梨” share similar moral connotations of respecting the elders and taking good care of the young.

6、“青梅煮酒论英雄” tells us a story about Cao Cao and Guan Yu.

7、“桃之夭夭, 灼灼其华” stems from “Records of the Grand Historian” (《史记》).

8、“桃李不言, 下自成蹊” is a phrase used to acclaim Li Guang, a great general in the East Han dynasty.

第二章测试

1、What are the six domesticated animals, or “六畜” in Chinese?
    A、Pig, ox, sheep, tiger, dragon, and rooster.
    B、Horse, sheep, dog, rooster, phenix, and ox.
    C、Sheep, horse, ox, pig, rooster, and dog.
    D、Ox, tiger, rabbit, snake, dog, and monkey.

2、Diligence, undependability, strength and determination are some of major qualities attached to ox by ancient Chinese.
    A、True.
    B、False.

3、The idiom “牛刀小试” means that a person with great potentials gives a little inkling of what he is capable of.
    A、True.
    B、False.

4、Sheep, chicken, and pig are the three most commonly used sacrifice in ancient China.
    A、True.
    B、False.

5、Why do many piggy banks take the image of pig?
    A、Because pigs are fat.
    B、Because pigs are cute.
    C、Because pigs in some places symbolize good harvest and wealth.

6、Which of the following idioms formed by the combination of Chicken and dog is positive in meanings?
    A、鸡犬不宁.
    B、鸡鸣狗盗.
    C、鸡犬桑麻.

7、Which of the following idioms formed by the combination of Dragon and Phoenix is negative in meanings?
    A、烹龙炮凤.
    B、龙肝凤髓.
    C、攀龙附凤.

第三章测试

1、Which of the following expressions is used to describe offspring’s gratitude to their parents.
    A、草木一生
    B、春晖寸草
    C、黄冠草服
    D、承星履草

2、Which of the following statements about “草” is NOT true according to the passage?
    A、Its size can be large or small.
    B、It is often described as either small or large.
    C、Compared with woody plants, it is low and small.

3、Which expression depicts a self-sufficient and quiet life?
    A、桑户蓬枢
    B、桑间之咏
    C、鸡犬桑麻
    D、沧海桑田

4、“采菊东篱下,悠然见南山” are well-known lines written by _______.
    A、陶渊明
    B、苏东坡
    C、王羲之

5、Chinese people express their steadfast loyalty with _______.
    A、松柏之志
    B、松柏之茂
    C、松柏之寿

第四章测试

1、Originally, “日出而作, 日入而息” came from a song popular in _______.
    A、the Qin Dynasty
    B、Xian Qin (先秦)
    C、the Zhou Dynasty

2、Li Shen (李绅) was a poet of the _______ Dynasty.
    A、Tang
    B、Song
    C、Ming

3、Which of the following statements about Su Shi (苏轼) is false?
    A、He was famous for his poems and calligraphy.
    B、He experienced ups and downs in his life.
    C、He has never been to Danzhou (儋州).

4、Which of the following idioms describes the weather ancient farmers pray for?
    A、瓢泼大雨
    B、疾风骤雨
    C、五风十雨

5、Which of the following idioms originates from the story in Romance of the Three Kingdoms (《三国演义》)?
    A、春风得意
    B、万事俱备, 只欠东风
    C、春风化雨

第五章测试

1、A synonym for “水” is ________.
    A、河
    B、川
    C、江

2、Which one of the following is NOT included in the five most renowned mountains Wu Yue (五岳) in China?
    A、Mount Hua (华山)
    B、Mount Huang (黄山)
    C、Mount Tai (泰山)

3、Which of the following men is related to the idiom “覆水难收”?
    A、Li Er (李耳)
    B、Li Shimin (李世民)
    C、Jiang Ziya (姜子牙)

4、In the idiom “水能载舟亦能覆舟”, Wei Zheng (魏征) compared the collective power of water to that of ________.
    A、an emperor
    B、ordinary people
    C、an official

5、The goddess of “巫山神女” is _________.
    A、Yaoji (瑶姬)
    B、Fufei (宓妃)
    C、Xi Gui (息妫)

6、Which of the following idioms is NOT used to describe the beauty of a woman?
    A、翩若惊鸿
    B、明眸善睐
    C、巫山云雨

7、Which of the following idioms best suggests the spirit of “selfless devotion to public welfare”?
    A、河伯为患
    B、精卫填海
    C、过门不入

8、Which of the following idioms best suggests the spirit of “tough-minded and independent as a key player to confront challenges and conquer difficulties”?
    A、天府之国
    B、中流砥柱
    C、过门不入