The Ultimate Chinese New Year Quiz

From the history of the Chinese New Year to the modern-day trends like hiring fake partners to take home to meet the parents. Think lunar animals, traditional foods and gifts for inspiration to ace our free Chinese New Year quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some seasonal quizzing.

Round 1

1 – What gift do children usually receive on Chinese New Year?

2 – How is the gift of money usually received?

3 – What is the most famous festival food eaten during the Chinese new year?

4 – Why are the money envelopes Red?

5 – Why is the money received on the Chinese new year never to be associated with the number 4?

6 – Before Chinese New Year you clean your home to get rid of what?

7 – What lights up the sky at midnight on the Chinese new year?

8 – Which fruit means “for luck and success” in Chinese?

9 – How long does the Chinese new year celebrations last?

10 – What does “Guo Nian Hao” mean?

Round 2

1 – What date is the Chinese new year in 2022?

2 – The Chinese new year is also known as the winter festival – True or False?

3 – The Chinese new year ends with what festival?

4 – How is the date of the Chinese new year worked out?

5 – What are the five Chinese blessings also known as?

6 – Chinese new year uses the largest amount of fireworks on the planet – True or False?

7 – Black and white is worn to represent luck – True or False?

8 – Chinese new year falls on a different day each year – True or False?

9 – 1/4 of the world’s population celebrates the Chinese new year – True or False?

10 – Washing your hair and clothes is a must on the first day of the Lunar year – True or False?

Round 3

1 – How many animals are in the Chinese zodiac?

2 – How were the 12 zodiac animals chosen?

3 – Which animal came first in the zodiac race?

4 – Which animal came second in the zodiac race?

5 – Which animal came third in the zodiac race?

6 – Which animal came fourth in the zodiac race?

7 – Which animal came fifth in the zodiac race?

8 – Which animal came sixth in the zodiac race?

9 – Which animal came seventh in the zodiac race?

10 – Which animal came eighth in the zodiac race?

Round 4

1 – Which animal came ninth in the zodiac race?

2 – Which animal came tenth in the zodiac race?

3 – Which animal came eleventh in the zodiac race?

4 – Which animal came twelfth in the zodiac race?

5 – Which animal finished the race last and would not be part of the Chinese zodiac?

6 – Which animal is assigned to the year 2022?

7 – On the eleventh day of the Chinese new year, Fathers traditionally invite who to dinner?

8 – On the first day of the Chinese new year which family members are usually visited?

9 – The second day of the Chinese new year is considered the birthday of which animal?

10 – On the fourth day of the Chinese new year which god is welcomed back into people’s homes?

Round 5

1 – What is the fifth day of the Chinese new year traditionally known as?

2 – Why is the sixth day good for those who are twelve that year?

3 – Why is the seventh day known as “Human day”?

4 – On the eighth day what are the Hokkien Chinese busy doing for the Jade Emperors’ birthday?

5 – To give the body and stomach a break from the rich food, what is traditionally eaten on the thirteenth day?

6 – What day in the celebrations is known as the “First night festival”

7 – The soup balls ‘Tangyuan’ symbolise what?

8 – Popular in Hong Kong and Macau which two animal dances are seen on new years day?

9 – In which dynasty (1600 -1046BC) did the Chinese new year originate?

10 – The festive cake ‘Fa gao’ symbolises what?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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