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Chinese poetry: Quiz


Question 1: Finally the 1920s saw the rise of vernacular literature, particularly opera and ________, which increasingly became the main means of cultural expression.
PoetryShort storyNovelSatire

Question 2: (Compare the Pre-Socratic philosophical works in ________ which are in the form of poetry.)
Ancient GreeceAlexander the GreatRoman GreeceClassical antiquity

Question 3: In the post-revolutionary ________ era, poets like Ai Qing used more liberal running lines and direct diction, which were vastly popular and widely imitated.
CommunismCommunist stateSocialismMarxism

Question 4: During the ________, the Chu Ci-type of lyrics evolved into fu.
Han DynastyMing DynastyTang DynastySong Dynasty

Question 5: The most important Misty Poets include Shu Ting, Bei Dao, Gu Cheng, Duo Duo, and Yang Lian, most of whom were exiled after the ________.
Revolutions of 1989Lech WałęsaMikhail GorbachevTiananmen Square protests of 1989

Question 6: During the Six Dynasties, fu remained a major poetic genre, and together with shi formed the twin generic pillars of Chinese poetry until shi began to dominate during the ________.
Tang DynastyHan DynastyMing DynastySong Dynasty

Question 7: The greatest writers of gushi and jintishi are often held to be Li Bai and ________ respectively.
Du FuTang DynastyHenanSong Dynasty

Question 8: All traditional forms of Chinese ________ are rhymed, but not all rhymed texts in ancient China are classified as poetry - for instance, lines from I Ching are often rhymed, but it is not considered poetry.
Lyric poetryNovelLiteraturePoetry

Question 9: Poetry was revolutionized after the ________ when writers try to use vernacular styles closer to what was being spoken (baihua) rather than previously prescribed forms.
Shandong ProblemMing DynastyMay Fourth MovementChina


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