What did Zhuangzi understand after a night’s contemplation upon his wife’s death?
A The method that helps one accept death peacefully.
B Different phases of life are just a circle, like the change of seasons.
C Nature is the best home for one’s body.
D Death is but a transformation of life.
Which of the following interpretation of Guo Xiang’s comment “When ignorant, he felt sorry. When he understood, he was no longer affected.” is NOT correct?
A Indifference toward death is a result of knowledge of death.
B Accepting death becomes easy once you know it is the natural ending of life.
C To sing upon your loved ones’ death is a sign that you understand the Dao of life.
D All the rites of mourning are unnecessary because people are ignorant of the meaning of death.
How did the skull die according to the fable Zhuangzi and the Skull?
A Some insatiable ambition or disgraceful behavior have brought the skull to death.
B The skull’s country had been conquered and he had been killed by his enemies.
C He committed suicide because he did something evil that disgraced his family.
D How he died remained a mystery but he is happy with his life as a dead man.
Zhuangzi usually stresses the importance of life, but in Zhuangzi and the Skull, he describes the happy life of a dead man through the mouth of a skull, what’s his purpose?
A He is trying to create a dualism of life and death.
B He stresses the relative happiness of death and the relative pain of life.
C He puts forward skepticism by questioning the existing maxim.
D He stresses the Dao of natural rotation between life and death.
When Zhuangzi’s disciples were talking about giving him a lavish burial, what was Zhuangzi’s plan?
A He wished his body to serve as food for crows and vultures.
B He wished to be buried under the ground with lots of parting gifts.
C He wishes to be buried in nature without a coffin or any ornaments.
D He wishes to seek fairness and truth after his death.
Which of the following is not a reason that the fable Zhuangzi Was about to Die is a favorite among many western philosophers according to Ms. Zhou’s analysis?
A It is a very good example to show Zhuangzi’s view on life and death.
B It is a very good example to show Zhuangzi’s humorous style.
C It is a good story to show Zhuangzi’s defiance against tradition and indifference of death.
D It is a good story to show Zhuangzi’s love for nature and his pursuit of justice.