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Chulseok is celebrated in North and South Korea on July 7th. It is a festival based on the folktale of "The Cowherd Prince and the Weaving Maiden" and it signals the end of hot summer weather and the beginning of monsoon season. Traditional foods are wheat-based pancakes and noodles, since wheat crops start to struggle as the weather gets colder.

  1. 1. What kind of crops do people eat on Chulseok?
    1. a. Rice
    2. b. Wheat
    3. c. Grass
  2. 2. Which countries celebrate Chulseok?
    1. a. South Korea
    2. b. Both
    3. c. North Korea
  3. 3. When is Chulseok celebrated?
    1. a. July 4th
    2. b. July 7th
    3. c. July 6th