Chinese Zodiac Quiz

Can you name the 12 animals featured in the Chinese zodiac?
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedFebruary 10, 2013
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Animal
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Animal
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Animal
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2011
It should actually be "Hare" not rabbit.
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2011
Added hare as an acceptable answer.
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Level 49
Feb 6, 2019
can you also add bunny please?
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
and fluffums :)
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Level 58
May 28, 2011
You should allow chicken. In Chinese they don't specify that it is a male chicken. In fact, they often say it is a sign of wealth because chickens lay many eggs - so clearly it is actually a hen.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2011
Okay. Chicken will work now.
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Level 33
Feb 11, 2013
And Cow
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2011
Missed Dragon and Rat, which are at the top... surprising
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Level 21
Nov 22, 2011
Thank you table mat at the chinese restaurant! Don't know how many times I;ve read that:)
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Level 14
Apr 4, 2012
i forgot about the monkey....
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2014
I got the monkey last. Maybe it's because I don't know any monkeys.
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Level 77
Feb 19, 2015
But how many dragons do you know?
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Level 28
Jun 8, 2012
100& with 2 mins 31 secs to spare. Had to think about monkey.
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Level 24
Jun 8, 2012
I used my knowledge of the talismans from Jackie Chan Adventures to get them all.
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Level 27
Apr 27, 2014
My brother is obsessed with that show!
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Level 59
Feb 5, 2019
Yuumo Gwei Gwai Fai Dee Zao
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Level 29
Sep 3, 2012
All of these go nicely with the fried rice or noodle side dish.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2014
Hey! Do you have thalassemia, too??
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Level 54
Sep 21, 2012
I "avoided" the rabbit and ox. I'm a monkey myself, but I don't really know what the Monkey's "avoid".
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Level 88
Dec 31, 2012
If I remember right, each year should avoid the animal that is both three before and three after their own year, thus forming 4 triads that should avoid each other: Rat, Dragon, Monkey; Ox, Snake, Rooster; Tiger, Horse, Dog; and Rabbit, Goat, Pig.
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Level 28
Mar 31, 2013
The way I've read it, every four years are supposed to be best friends.

For instance, rabbits, sheep and pigs.

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Level 88
May 19, 2016
@Nutter, I am shame to famiry. You're right, the triads were friends, and you're supposed to avoid the year 6 years away, or opposite the wheel.
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Level 30
Jan 14, 2020
@plattitude thanks for giving all the answers to me :)
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Level 80
Feb 10, 2013
Italian plumbers.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Never heard of this avoiid stuff. Will have to look into it.

All the gemini's I ve known caused soo much friction. Then I read geminis are the worst ones for pisces to be around > I was so surprised! Cause I dont really believe that stuff. but it was so coincidental. (just the fact that every gemini I ve known sort of had the same ( twofaced) behaviour) )>

intersting subject regardless :)

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Level 55
Feb 10, 2013
If "sheep" is an acceptable answer for "ram", could you also add "lamb"?
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Level 40
Feb 10, 2013
shorten the time by a minute at least
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Level 28
Mar 31, 2013
100% with 2:46 to spare.
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Level 26
Jun 6, 2013
Fruits Basket <3

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Level 20
Dec 16, 2013
12/12:)
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2014
To be honest, the only reason I know the Chinese zodiac so well is because of Jackie Chan.
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Level 24
Feb 1, 2014
I kept putting Snack instead of snake. Guess what I was thinking.
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Level 25
Feb 2, 2014
got it all in the right order with 2:12 left.
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Level 16
Feb 5, 2014
100% with 1:09 left

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Level 39
Mar 7, 2014
No Mongoose?
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Level 27
Mar 31, 2014
I only knew the Chinese words for them so I had to translate! Got all of them in 1:30 but I could've got the Chinese names in 10-20 seconds...
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Level 27
Apr 27, 2014
I guess just finishing the two Eon books did help me quite a bit.
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2019
Same! Good books.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2015
Forgot the dumb snake.
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2015
125%, 149:34 left
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Level 18
Feb 21, 2015
Thanks, Jackie Chan Adventures!
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Level 24
Aug 12, 2015
100% with 2:41 left
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Level 11
Sep 28, 2015
I got all of them right on first try because I am Chinese!!!!
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Level 22
May 11, 2016
This was easy!!😝
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2016
Under 30 seconds - BOOM!
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Level 22
Mar 26, 2017
You should accept lamb for goat. Technically, it is the year of the ram, sheep, goat or lamb.
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2017
I could have sworn that platypus was one of them.
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Level 33
Mar 27, 2017
I'm a Goat yaz
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
I'm sure Al Stewart would be disappointed here.
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Level 58
May 8, 2017
Quizmaster, please fix cow/bull for ox already, plenty of people have pointed it out and given reasons, which I as native speaker of Mandarin and student of linguistics can confirm.
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Level ∞
May 10, 2017
Okay, done
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Level 65
Mar 24, 2018
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War ;)
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Level 57
May 4, 2019
Shi, Niao, Hoo, Tou

Long, Shi, Ma, Yang

Hou, Ji, Gou, Juo

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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
I believe in pinyin they're actually spelled shu, niu, hu, tu, long, she, ma, yang, hou, ji, gou, zhu
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Level 42
May 7, 2020
鼠,牛,虎,兔,龙,蛇,马,羊,猴,鸡,狗,猪
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Man.... again ! I forgot tiger ! last week same thing in the groups of 12 quiz...
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2020
Another name for the quiz would be

Guess the characters of Fruit basket who are cursed by Soma spirit

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Level 54
Jun 7, 2020
Not gonna lie, I got stuck and started trying to remember the Pokemon fire starters, and that got me to 100%.