10th Class English Chapter 2 Chinese New Year Shorts and Simple Question & Answer
Q.1: When does Chinese New Year start?
Answer: Chinese New Year starts on some day between January 21 and February 20.
Q.2: Why do Chinese families do thorough cleaning of their houses before New Year‟s Day?
Answer: Such a cleaning removes the bad luck of the previous year and makes the house ready to
accept the good luck of the New Year.
Q.3: Which colour is not allowed and which colour is encouraged on Chinese New Year? Why?
Answer: Black colour is not allowed as it is a symbol of death. Red colour is encouraged as it turns
away bad spirits.
Q.4: What do decorations on doors and windows symbolize?
Answer: Decorations on doors and windows symbolize good luck and happiness.
Q.5 What is the significance of New Year‟s Eve Dinner?
Answer: The significance of the New Year‟s Eve Dinner is that it helps Chinese families to sit
Q.6 What do the little red envelops filled with money symbolize?
Answer: The little red envelops filled with money symbolize wealth and prosperity.
Q.7: What is the importance of Chinese New Year for Chinese families?
Answer: Chinese New Year is very important for Chinese families as it brings them close together.
They express their thanks for the previous year and refresh themselves for the New Year.
Additional Short Questions:
Q.1: Why is Chinese New Year never on the same day each year?
Answer: The Chinese follow lunar calendar which differs from Gregorian calendar. Therefore,
Chinese New Year never starts on the same date each year.
Q.3: What is Chinese belief about cleaning houses before new year day?
Answer: To clean the houses before the start of New Year is like to wipe away the bad luck of the
Q.5: Why does New Year‟s Eve dinner consist of eight or nine dishes?
Answer: The diner consists of eight or nine dishes because in Chinese language, „eight‟ means
„prosperity‟ and „nine‟ means „long-lasting‟.
Q.6: Is Chinese belief about people having character traits of animals a fact or an opinion?
Answer: There may be some reality in the belief but I think it is jus