见面课:汉语成语中的孝文化

1、问题:According to Confucius, filial piety means that we only need to support our parents physically.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

2、问题:The Chinese idiom 孝感动天 comes from a story about “舜“,a well-known leader in ancient China.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

3、问题:The film which the Chinese idiom 劈山救母 is related to is called Lotus Lantern.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

4、问题:Which of the following statements is not correct about the proverb “羊有跪乳之恩,鸦有反哺之义。”?
选项:
A: From this proverb we can find two idioms: 羊羔跪乳 and 乌鸦反哺.
B:It comes from a poem written by Mengjiao.
C:Both sheep and crow are popular images connected to filial piety.
D: It can be translated into “sheep has the grace of kneeling/crow has the righteousness of feeding back”.
答案: 【It comes from a poem written by Mengjiao.

5、问题:Which of the following statements best explains the meaning of the idiom 寸草春晖?
选项:
A:The sun of spring is vital to the growth of grass.
B:A blade of grass brings life to spring.
C:It’s hard for a blade of grass to ever repay the spring sunshine, just like a child to his parents.
D:It’s easy for a blade of grass to repay the spring sunshine, just like a child to his parents.
答案: 【It’s hard for a blade of grass to ever repay the spring sunshine, just like a child to his parents.

6、问题:Which of the following statements best explains the phrase 孝道式微?
选项:
A: Subtlety of filial piety.
B: Inheritance of filial piety.
C:Continuance of filial piety.
D:Decline of filial piety.
答案: 【Decline of filial piety.

7、问题:Which of the following translations about allusions are correct?
选项:
A:扇枕温衾–help cooling the bed with a fan in summer and warming the quilt with his body in winter
B:戏彩娱亲– entertaining one’s parents
C:亲尝汤药–tasting herb medicine for one’s parents
D:怀橘遗亲–keeping mandarins in secret for one’s parents
答案: 【扇枕温衾–help cooling the bed with a fan in summer and warming the quilt with his body in winter;
戏彩娱亲– entertaining one’s parents;
亲尝汤药–tasting herb medicine for one’s parents;
怀橘遗亲–keeping mandarins in secret for one’s parents

见面课:由“一叶知秋”说起

1、问题:With the Chinese idiom “一叶知秋”, we know that the falling of one leaf may herald the _ of autumn.
选项:
A:coming
B:passing
C:knowledge
D:end
答案: 【coming

2、问题:“明日” in the Chinese idiom “明日黄花” refers to _.
选项:
A:today
B:tomorrow
C:the next day
D:the day after the Double Ninth Festival
答案: 【the day after the Double Ninth Festival

3、问题:The poem “Night Rain” by Xu Zaisi (《夜雨》徐再思) implies the poet’s
__ on the rainy autumn night.
选项:
A:sadness
B:pleasure
C:excitement
D:happiness
答案: 【sadness

4、问题:The leaves of the
_
were most likely to imply the coming of the autumn.
选项:
A:ginkgo tree (银杏)
B:maple tree (枫)
C:phoenix tree (梧桐)
D:camphor tree (樟)
答案: 【ginkgo tree (银杏);
maple tree (枫);
phoenix tree (梧桐)


5、问题:The season of spring always goes hand in hand with the season of autumn to refer to the concept of time.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

6、问题:The Chinese idiom “万紫千红” indicates the warmth of the season of spring.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

7、问题:The essential difference between trees and grass is that trees are taller than grass.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

第一章 单元测试

1、 问题:

Wu-gu (五谷) includes sesame. 

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

2、 问题:Kuai zhi (脍炙) is a way of cooking meat. 
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

3、 问题:“目光如豆” is similar to the American idiom describing people who are as blind as bats.
选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

4、 问题:

Iron is believed to facilitate weight loss for females.

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

5、 问题:

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

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

6、 问题:

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

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

7、 问题:

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

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

8、 问题:

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

选项:
A:对
B:错
答案: 【

第二章 单元测试

1、 问题:

What are the six domesticated animals, or “六畜” in Chinese?

选项:
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.
答案: 【Sheep, horse, ox, pig, rooster, and dog.

2、 问题:

Diligence, undependability, strength and determination are some of major qualities attached to ox by ancient Chinese. 

选项:
A:True.
B:False.
答案: 【False.

3、 问题:

The idiom “牛刀小试” means that a person with great potentials gives a little inkling of what he is capable of.

选项:
A:True.
B:False.
答案: 【True.

4、 问题:

Sheep, chicken, and pig are the three most commonly used sacrifice in ancient China.

选项:
A:True.
B:False.
答案: 【False.

5、 问题:

Why do many piggy banks take the image of pig?

选项:
A:Because pigs are fat.
B:Because pigs are cute.
C:Because pigs in some places symbolize good harvest and wealth.
答案: 【Because pigs in some places symbolize good harvest and wealth.

6、 问题:

Which of the following idioms formed by the combination of Chicken and dog is positive in meanings?

选项:
A:鸡犬不宁.
B:鸡鸣狗盗.
C:鸡犬桑麻.
答案: 【鸡犬桑麻.

7、 问题:

Which of the following idioms formed by the combination of Dragon and Phoenix is negative in meanings?

选项:
A:烹龙炮凤.
B:龙肝凤髓.
C:攀龙附凤.
答案: 【攀龙附凤.

第三章 单元测试

1、 问题:

Which of the following expressions is used to describe offspring’s gratitude to their parents.

选项:
A:草木一生
B:春晖寸草
C:黄冠草服
D:承星履草
答案: 【春晖寸草

   

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