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The chinese invented paper almost 2000 years ago. Origami, the art of paper folding, is just as old. It is quite possible that the art developed from the ancient custom of making paper houses, furniture, vehicles and servant, as well as paper money, as part of Chinese funeral rites. These colored paper symbols are still burned at Buddhist funeral so the dead person can live in earthly comfort in the next world.

In the 7 century A.D. paper folding was brought to japan. The japanese developed many of China's art dan craft into their own forms expression. They found new methods of folding paper into pretty forms and images and made origami a highly creative art.

From a few simple folds the Japenese make thins of great beauty and realism. Some are used as religious symbols to decorate the temples. Others are good-luck symbols such as the tortoise and lobster, wich are used as ornaments fastened to gifts.

1. They found new methods of folding paper into pretty forms and images and made origami a highly creative art. "highly creative art" have the same meaning as...
a. complete
b. colourful
c. expensive
d. logical
e. sophisticated

2. If a Japanese person give you a present with a tortoise fastened to it. He or she hope that you will have...
a. good luck
b. bad luck
c. death
d. sickness
e. richness

3. The Buddhist community burns the colour paper symbols at the funerals because they hope that...
a. the dead person can live in earthly comfort in the next world
b. the family lefy by the dead person can live in earthly comfort
c. the god will bless the dead person in the next world
d. the dead person can live in the world
e. the dead's sin will be forgiven

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