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Some Important Moments in "The Water Margin"
""The Water Margin" was, and still is, the greatest Chinese novel about a peasant uprising. It is much better than those books about the same subject written after 1949. This quiz is about some important moments in the book. Try it please!"
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How did Gao Qiu make rapid advances in his career?
By winning the favor of Prince Duan, the future emperor, by playing football skillfully
By defeating the Liangshan Marsh heroes
By winning the support of colleagues and surbordinates
By the introduction of Su Junior, the Court Scholar, aka Su Dongpo, the great poet
Why did Lu Da, the future Sagacious (nicknamed The Tattooed Monk) offend Zhen the butcher on purpose?
Because he was enraged by the nickname of Zhen the butcher, the Lord of the West
Because he was ordered by Old General Zhong to do so
Because he wanted to take over Zhen's butchering business
Because he wanted to revenge Old Jin and his daughter, who were picked on by Zhen the butcher
Why was Lin Chong (nicknamed The Panther Head) exiled?
Because he was tricked by Lu Qian, his long-time friend, into entering White Tiger Inner Sanctum by mistake with a sword in hand, and accused falsely of intending to kill Marshal Gao Qiu
Because he made friends with Sagacious Lu
Because he killed Young Master Gao, the adopted son of Marshal Gao, who took liberties with his wife repeatedly
Because he colluded with the Liangshan Marsh heroes
How did Chao Gai and other heroes capture the birthday gifts on Yellow Earth Ridge?
Yang Zhi colluded with them and gave the gifts away
They tricked Yang Zhi into giving the gifts up
They fought hard against Yang Zhi and other escorts and killed them
They toppled Yang Zhi (nicknamed The Blue-Faced Beast) and other escorts with drugs and took the gifts away
Why did Song Jiang (nicknamed the Timely Rain) slay Poxi, his unwed concubine, in a fit of anger?
Poxi had an affair with Zhang Wenyuan, Song Jiang's assistant
Poxi hid the letter from Chao Gai away and threatened to inform of his colluding with the Liangshan Marsh heroes to the court
Poxi forced Song Jiang to marry her as a formal wife
Poxi was incapable of bearing children
Why did Wu Song (nicknamed the Pilgrim) kill Pan Jinlian, his elder sister-in-law?
Because she flirted with Wu Song but was refused by him
Because she wanted to inform against Wu Song to the court
Because she wanted to kill Wu Song, with the help of Ximen Qing
Because she committed adultery with Xinmen Qing and, together with Mistress Wang, killed Wu Zhi, Wu Song's elder brother, by poisoning him
How did the Liangshan Marsh heroes save Song Jiang?
They raided the prison and took Song away
Li Qui, single-handedly, killed many soldiers and saved Song
They saved Song on the way when he was escorted through the Liangshan Marsh
Disguised as snake charmers, medical cure pedlars, porters and merchants, they raided the execution grounds and saved Song there
How did Song Jiang and other Liangshang Marsh heroes capture the Zhu Family Manor?
They took the Manor by collaborating with inside forces led by Sun Li (nicknamed The Sickly General)
They took the Manor with Shi Xiu (nicknamed The Rash) leading the labyrinth path
They took the Manor by working together with the other two manors
They took the Manor by capturing Hu Sanniang (nicknamed The Ten Feet of Steel)
How did Chao Gai die?
He was murdered by a Liangshan Marsh leader, who didn't agree with his revolt
He died of poisoned food sent by the court as amnesty gifts
He died of an arrow wound made by Shi Wengong, the instructor of Zengtou Village
He was executed by the court because he committed the crime of stealing the birthday gifts
How was Lu Junyi (nicknamed The Jade Unicon) tricked into joining the Liangshan Marsh band?
He was captured by the Marsh heroes and had to join the band
Yan Qing (nicknamed The Prodigy), his most trusted adviser, collaborated with the Marsh heroes and forced him to join the band
Li Gu, his housekeeper, persuaded him to join the band
He had to join the band after being saved from the execution grounds by the Liangshan heroes
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