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Chinese Zodiac Quiz

Can you name the 12 animals featured in the Chinese zodiac?
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
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First submittedFebruary 10, 2013
Times taken109,756
Average score75.0%
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Animal
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Animal
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Animal
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
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Level 69
Jan 12, 2011
It should actually be "Hare" not rabbit.
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2011
Added hare as an acceptable answer.
+6
Level 50
Feb 6, 2019
can you also add bunny please?
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2019
and fluffums :)
+2
Level 29
Feb 12, 2021
HAH
+1
Level 66
Nov 3, 2021
feffer
+1
Level 47
Feb 10, 2024
兔子
+10
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.
+2
Level 28
Feb 11, 2013
And Cow
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Level 47
Feb 10, 2024
+3
Level 37
Nov 7, 2011
Missed Dragon and Rat, which are at the top... surprising
+3
Level 64
Feb 12, 2024
Rat is the first year and Dragon is like the most well-known symbol of China
+21
Level 19
Nov 22, 2011
Thank you table mat at the chinese restaurant! Don't know how many times I;ve read that:)
+5
Level 14
Apr 4, 2012
i forgot about the monkey....
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Level 48
Apr 20, 2014
I got the monkey last. Maybe it's because I don't know any monkeys.
+21
Level 84
Feb 19, 2015
But how many dragons do you know?
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Level 64
Feb 12, 2024
About 100 or so
+2
Level 27
Jun 8, 2012
100& with 2 mins 31 secs to spare. Had to think about monkey.
+9
Level 21
Jun 8, 2012
I used my knowledge of the talismans from Jackie Chan Adventures to get them all.
+2
Level 25
Apr 27, 2014
My brother is obsessed with that show!
+3
Level 64
Feb 5, 2019
Yuumo Gwei Gwai Fai Dee Zao
+2
Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
Same 🤣
+6
Level 25
Sep 3, 2012
All of these go nicely with the fried rice or noodle side dish.
+3
Level 48
Apr 20, 2014
Hey! Do you have thalassemia, too??
+2
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 92
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 27
Mar 31, 2013
The way I've read it, every four years are supposed to be best friends.

For instance, rabbits, sheep and pigs.

+3
Level 92
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.
+4
Level 43
Jan 14, 2020
@plattitude thanks for giving all the answers to me :)
+1
Level 66
Nov 3, 2021
Thanks for the answers!!
+1
Level 60
Feb 3, 2022
@platitude Thank you for the answers :D
+3
Level 82
Feb 10, 2013
Italian plumbers.
+2
Level 65
May 14, 2021
Do the Mario
+2
Level 65
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 :)

+3
Level 59
Feb 10, 2013
If "sheep" is an acceptable answer for "ram", could you also add "lamb"?
+3
Level 33
Feb 10, 2013
shorten the time by a minute at least
+2
Level 27
Mar 31, 2013
100% with 2:46 to spare.
+8
Level 22
Jun 6, 2013
Fruits Basket <3
+3
Level 35
Mar 25, 2021
That's the only reason why I knew these answers, also I can't tell you how many times I accidently tried typing cat
+2
Level 17
Dec 16, 2013
12/12:)
+4
Level 59
Jan 31, 2014
To be honest, the only reason I know the Chinese zodiac so well is because of Jackie Chan.
+7
Level 28
Feb 1, 2014
I kept putting Snack instead of snake. Guess what I was thinking.
+2
Level 33
Feb 2, 2014
got it all in the right order with 2:12 left.
+2
Level 17
Feb 5, 2014
100% with 1:09 left
+2
Level 32
Mar 7, 2014
No Mongoose?
+3
Level 25
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...
+3
Level 25
Apr 27, 2014
I guess just finishing the two Eon books did help me quite a bit.
+2
Level 59
Nov 20, 2019
Same! Good books.
+2
Level 82
Feb 19, 2015
Forgot the dumb snake.
+2
Level 61
Feb 20, 2015
125%, 149:34 left
+2
Level 18
Feb 21, 2015
Thanks, Jackie Chan Adventures!
+2
Level 22
Aug 12, 2015
100% with 2:41 left
+3
Level 10
Sep 28, 2015
I got all of them right on first try because I am Chinese!!!!
+2
Level 28
May 11, 2016
This was easy!!😝
+2
Level 66
Jul 19, 2016
Under 30 seconds - BOOM!
+2
Level 28
Mar 26, 2017
You should accept lamb for goat. Technically, it is the year of the ram, sheep, goat or lamb.
+2
Level 81
Mar 27, 2017
I could have sworn that platypus was one of them.
+2
Level 32
Mar 27, 2017
I'm a Goat yaz
+3
Level 89
Mar 28, 2017
I'm sure Al Stewart would be disappointed here.
+2
Level 69
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.
+4
Level ∞
May 10, 2017
Okay, done
+3
Level 69
Mar 24, 2018
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War ;)
+3
Level 65
Jun 17, 2019
Man.... again ! I forgot tiger ! last week same thing in the groups of 12 quiz...
+3
Level 60
Apr 20, 2020
Another name for the quiz would be

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

+4
Level 50
Jun 7, 2020
Not gonna lie, I got stuck and started trying to remember the Pokemon fire starters, and that got me to 100%.
+6
Level 89
Feb 12, 2021
Let's see. We have:

Dragon - Charmander

Rooster - Torchic (technically a chicken, but that's accepted)

Monkey - Chimchar

Pig - Tepig

Tiger - Litten

Rabbit - Scorbunny

...which rounds out to half the answers on this quiz. Honestly not a bad way to guess.

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Level 57
Feb 12, 2021
Don't forget Cyndaquill, the Rat.
+2
Level 89
Feb 12, 2021
Is it supposed to be a rat? Because it looks more like an echidna/porcupine/anteater hybrid.
+2
Level 49
Mar 2, 2021
Isn't Litten a kitten? Also, Rat = Pikachu (which is the starter in Pokemon Yellow, as well as the mascot for Pokemon).
+1
Level 89
Feb 1, 2022
Litten eventually evolves into Incineroar, which is very clearly a tiger. Also, Pikachu is not a fire-type.
+3
Level 59
Feb 12, 2021
Surprises me that "Ox" is the lowest guessed answer since I have an advert from the Royal Mint advertising a commemorative coin for 2021 claiming the be "The year of the Ox" :-D (I'm in the UK)
+3
Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
My knowledge from Jackie Chan adventures helped me with this
+1
Level 56
Jul 23, 2021
who else a tiger???????
+3
Level 43
Nov 25, 2021
Definitely not me. I'm a human. :)
+1
Level 28
Sep 15, 2021
This is by years, not months. This month on the 22nd I will be 8, and I am a Virgo. Turns out I'm a snake!
+1
Level 87
Oct 28, 2021
Thank you Hunter x Hunter
+1
Level 47
Feb 1, 2022
doing this quiz on Chinese new year 2022, Happy chinese new year everyone wishing everyone prosperity, and good fortune.
+1
Level 85
Feb 1, 2022
Darn you, Al Stewart.
+2
Level 68
Feb 1, 2022
虎年快乐!🐯🎉
+1
Level 67
Feb 2, 2022
I wish I was dragon or tiger or something dope but I'm goat, almost monkey
+1
Level 60
Feb 15, 2023
8/12 i only knew rat as beginning and pig as end. Guessed the rest
+1
Level 16
Mar 21, 2023
takes a deep breath:

鼠牛虎兔龍蛇馬羊猴雞狗豬

oh.

oh wait, I need time to translate it in my head.

+1
Level 43
Sep 7, 2023
Yin and Yang are bringin in the new year celebrating all the days within...
+1
Level 56
Oct 16, 2023
The strat is to guess fire type starters until you run out and give up
+2
Level 47
Feb 11, 2024
Happy Chinese New Year!!!
+1
Level 34
Feb 12, 2024
*laughs in half-chinese*