Chapter 2; "Chinese New Year" Questions and Answers For class 10
English class 10th chapter 2
CHINESE NEW YEAR
CLASS 10 PUNJAB BOARD,FEDERAL BOARD , MIRPUR BOARD NOTES
QUESTIONS GIVEN WITHIN THE LESSON
Q: Why is Chinese New Year
never on the same day each year?
Ans: The Chinese follow lunar
calendar which is based on the phases of moon and has shorter cycle than sun. Therefore, Chinese New Year
never starts on the same date each year.
Q: What is Chinese belief about cleaning houses before new year day?
clean the house before the starts of New Year is like to wipe away the
bad luck of the previous year and makes the house ready to accept the good luck
of the New Year.
Q: Why does this dinner consist of eight or nine dishes?
The dinner consists of eight or nine dishes because in Chinese language,
'eight' means 'prosperity' and 'nine' means 'long-lasting'.
Q: Is Chinese belief about people having character traits of animals a fact or an
Ans: It is Just an opinion because there is nothing in it to be called a fact.
Exercise Questions and Answers
Q: When does Chinese New Year start?
Ans: Chinese New Year starts on some day between January 21
and February 20.
Q: Why do Chinese families do thorough cleaning of
their houses before New Year’s Day?
Ans: Cleaning before New Year’s Day removes the bad luck of the
previous year and makes the house ready to accept the good luck of the New
Q: Which colour is not allowed and which
colour is encouraged on Chinese New Year? Why?
Ans: The black colour is not allowed as it
is a symbol of death. The red colour is encouraged as it turns away bad
Q: What do the decorations on doors and
Ans:The decorations on doors and windows
symbolize luck and happiness.
Q: What is the significance of New Year’s Eve Dinner?
Ans: The significance of the New Year's
Eve Dinner is that it helps Chinese families to sit together and mend their bonds.
Q: What do the little red envelopes filled with money
Ans: The little red envelopes filled with
money symbolize wealth and prosperity.
Q: What is the importance of Chinese New Year for
Chinese families?Ans: Chinese New Year is very important for Chinese families
as it brings them close together.They revive their relationships. They express
their thanks for the previous year and reinvigorate themselves for the New
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