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Shi (poetry): Quiz


Question 1: It can be used as an umbrella term to mean Chinese poetry in any form, including ci and qu, but it is most commonly used to refer to the classical form of poetry which reached its zenith in the ________.
Han DynastyMing DynastySong DynastyTang Dynasty

Question 2: The lines in these couplets had to contain contrasting content, with the characters in each line usually in the same ________.
Lexical categoryClassifier (linguistics)Preposition and postpositionGrammatical particle

Question 3: From the ________ onwards, a process similar to the origins of Shi Jing produced the yue fu (樂府 "Music Bureau") poems.
Song DynastyTang DynastyHan DynastyMing Dynasty

Question 4: The form was therefore favoured for ________ works and by writers seeking a relaxed or imaginative style; Li Bai is the most prominent of these, but most major poets wrote significant gushi.
NarratorNarrative modeNarrativeRhetorical modes

Question 5: Chinese Poems, a collection of Chinese poems in the original Chinese, ________ and English translations
ISO/IEC 646ISO/IEC 8859-3PinyinISO/IEC 8859-8

Question 6: The writer of gushi was under no formal constraints other than line length and ________ (in every second line).
PoetryRhymeFrench poetryEnglish poetry

Question 7: Wang Wei and Cui Hao were notable pioneers of the form, while ________ was its most accomplished exponent.
Song DynastyDu FuTang DynastyHenan

Question 8: Shi (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: ________: shī) is the Chinese word for "poetry" or "poem".
PinyinISO/IEC 8859-3ISO/IEC 646ISO/IEC 8859-8

Question 9: The greatest writers of gushi and jintishi are often held to be Li Bai and ________ respectively.
Tang DynastyHenanSong DynastyDu Fu

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