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Dragon Boat Festival

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The Dragon Boat Festival is an occasion in the memory of Qu Yuan, a poet and writer from the Warring States period. He drowned in exile and locals, saddened by his death, went out in their boats to find his body. Every year, to this day, people row dragon boats in the river in memory of Qu Yuan.

  1. 1. How did Qu Yuan die?
    1. a. Heart attack
    2. b. In battle
    3. c. He drowned
  2. 2. What period did Qu Yuan live?
    1. a. Battling Sides
    2. b. Divisive Tribes
    3. c. Warring States
  3. 3. What was the name of the poet celebrated during the Dragon Boat Festival?
    1. a. Qu Yuan
    2. b. Qi Yen
    3. c. Yu Quan