Chapter 2; "Chinese New Year" Questions and Answers For class 10


English class 10th chapter 2  




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?

Ans: To 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?

Ans: 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 opinion?

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 Year.

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 spirits.

Q: What do the decorations on doors and windows symbolize?

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 symbolize?

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 Year.



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