Six Records of a Floating Life Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Shen Fu
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Sorrows of Misfortune.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Shen Fu notes that when he tried to sell paintings from his home, he did not make enough in _________ days to pay the expenses of one.
(a) Twenty.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Ten.

2. What was the favorite flower of Shen Fu during this part of the book, at least?
(a) Rose.
(b) Daisy.
(c) Azalea.
(d) Hibiscus.

3. What kind of parties did Shen Fu and Yun hold when they had nothing to do during a long summer?
(a) Examination.
(b) Singing.
(c) Tea.
(d) Pool.

4. The ___________ were one of the members of the yamen staff who were able to actually support themselves on their salaries.
(a) Secretaries.
(b) Magistrates.
(c) Judges.
(d) Board members.

5. The different categories in the book, according to Shen Fu, all add up to a __________ life in this book.
(a) Floating.
(b) Chaotic.
(c) Jumbled.
(d) Boring.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Yun suggest that Shen Fu take in order to create a powder which can then fill in the cracks of other stones?

2. Shen Fu notes that _________ is a most generous gentleman, anxious to help those in trouble, whenever possible.

3. Shen Fu and Yun want to _______ themselves in the context of their love when they are reincarnated in their next lives.

4. Poor scholars who live in crowded houses should imitate the sterns of Taiping ___________ of Shen Fu's home country.

5. What did the guests write on the painting that Hsing-lan did after he was done with the work?

(see the answer key)

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