Chinese Literature: History & Facts


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What is the oldest form of Chinese script called?

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1. What invention helped spread Chinese writing throughout the country?

2. Who is the most famous Chinese poet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of Chinese literature is the subject of this short, multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. Find out how much you know about key points like the oldest script form in Chinese and how writing spread around the country.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • The most famous Chinese poet
  • A very important collection of Chinese philosophical writing
  • The best novel in Chinese history

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of Chinese literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the oldest form of script in the language and the way Chinese writing spread throughout the land
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the best novel in the history of Chinese literature

Additional Learning

The lesson called Chinese Literature: History & Facts will cover the following topics:

  • Beginnings of Chinese literature and inventions
  • Poets like Du Fu and Bai Juyi
  • Philosophers and prose writers
  • Evolution of Chinese literature throughout the centuries
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