“The first question is already so difficult,” the singer, Li Meng, said as he turned around and looked at Lin Kaiyan. “Kaiyan, do you know the answer to this question?”
Lin Kaiyan shook his head.
Moreover, this question had nothing to do with anyone’s level of education at all. This question was simply targeted at their historical knowledge.
He was a celebrity, a well-known actor. Why would he remember all these details?
Of course, the production team had already known that this would be the case. That was the reason they had invited the expert team over to participate in the program, as they could impart their scientific observations and knowledge when explaining the correct answers after the celebrity guests had answered the questions.
At this time, the support team seated behind the celebrity guests were also having a fierce discussion about this question. They felt as though every one of the five items could be the right answer.
“You have five more seconds before the countdown ends,” Teacher Xiaoxiao reminded them with a smile on his face at this time.
Jiang Yuning turned around and she realized that her support team looked as though they had nothing to tell her at all.
Jiang Yuning was puzzled.
Weren’t they her support team?
In fact, her support team was quiet because they knew that Jiang Yuning was a genius in variety shows. Perhaps Jiang Yuning had already done her homework in advance before coming for the program today?
Therefore, no one dared to show off in front of her.
“Are you all asking me to choose a random answer then?” Jiang Yuning asked in a helpless manner.
“Teacher Jiang, none of us know the answer anyway. Therefore, you can just decide on your own!”
Jiang Yuning turned around and face the host as soon as she heard the reply from one of the students in her support team.
“Time’s up! Do any of you want to answer the question?” Teacher Xiaoxiao asked as he glanced at the four guests participants seated before him. After a short while, he realized that none of them were planning to answer the question. Finally, he pushed the the frame of his glasses higher up his nose bridge before he looked at Jiang Yuning and said, “Well, what about you, Yuning? Don’t you intend to answer the question?”
“I am waiting for my seniors to answer the question first,” Jiang Yuning replied with a smile on her face as she sat up straight.
She was wearing a light red dress today which carried a certain ancient charm and somehow had a blend of modern fashion to it. She looked absolutely amazing in the dress.
Furthermore, the light red dress made her looked even fairer and more intelligent.
“What about you, Kaiyan?” Teacher Xiaoxiao asked as he shifted his focus to Lin Kaiyan instead.
“I choose no. 4, bronze,” Lin Kaiyan replied immediately.
“Please give us your reason for choosing that answer.”
“This is simply because I think that this bronze statue looks very different from the other items. Moreover, the style and the pattern of the bronze statue seems to indicate that it is from another period or dynasty,” Lin Kaiyan explained. In fact, this was also one of the ways that experts usually used to judge the authenticity of an artefact.
Teacher Xiaoxiao nodded his head after listening to Lin Kaiyan’s explanation. After that, he looked at the other guests before he said, “I asked each of you to fight to answer the question but it seems as though none of you are interested to offer your answer at all. What would be your answer, Teacher Meng?”
“I think that Kaiyan’s analysis is very detailed and reasonable. Therefore, I also choose no. 4.”
The host smiled before he looked at Jiang Yuning once again. “Yuning?”
“My answer would be no. 3,” Jiang Yuning replied in a decisive manner.
“You chose…a trickle pot? What is your reason behind your answer?”
“Would you believe me if I said that I am just making a random guess?” Jiang Yuning replied as she raised her brows.
“Alright then, I will believe that you are making a random guess right now. What about you then, Brother Lu?”
The fat host seated beside Jiang Yuning pointed to Lin Kaiyan at this time before he replied, “I choose no.4 too.”
“Okay, it seems as though everyone has chosen no. 4 except for you, Jiang Yuning who chose no. 3,” Teacher Xiaoxiao said as he looked at Jiang Yuning. After that, he turned around and faced the expert team before he said, “Now, let’s get the expert team to decrypt the question and give us the right answer to the question.”
At this time, the panel of experts were sitting at the side. One of the female expert stood up and answered, “The correct answer is no.3. However, I have been observing Jiang Yuning earlier and I have a feeling that she has a reason for choosing her answer. I do not believe that she was merely making a lucky guess. Therefore, I think that you should ask Jiang Yuning to give us her justification for her answer, Teacher Xiaoxiao.”
Jiang Yuning was stunned as everyone turned their attention to her.
She did not want to be in the limelight…
However, everyone’s focus was already on Jiang Yuning.
“Actually, the reason is simply because I had remembered some things that I read in my textbooks in the past. Although the trickle pot can be very convincing, I believe that it is made out of glass. If I recall correctly, there should be no glassware available yet during the Shang Dynasty,” Jiang Yuning replied as she looked at the notes that she had scribbled earlier.
Everyone in the audience were startled when they heard Jiang Yuning’s explanation because they were surprised that she could actually remember all of this historical details so clearly when she was an artiste.
“Moreover, silver, bronze, jade, and white pottery are all typical cultural characteristics of the Shang Dynasty. The trickle pot is the only item with a difference in shape and craftsmanship that does not display the characteristics of the Shang Dynasty.”
“Then…the silver and bronze statue also have very different patterns,” Teacher Xiaoxiao added as he tried to make things more difficult for Jiang Yuning.
“I guess that could be related to the time and place of excavation then,” Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled.
“Were you browsing the information on your cell phone? Did you look it up on the Internet?” the host asked as he pointed at Jiang Yuning.
At this time, Jiang Yuning’s suddenly stood up as she raised her hands up in the air.
“Did anyone of you give her the answer?” Teacher Xiaoxiao asked as he questioned the ten students who were sitting behind Jiang Yuning.
In fact, the ten students also had a dumbfounded look on their faces.
“Then, who is communicating with your brainwaves?”
The audience started laughing at this time.
“I can still vaguely remember a few details but I do not dare to say so much in front of the expert team.”
The panel of the experts started laughing out loud as soon as they heard Jiang Yuning’s words. “This shows that your memory is really very good. I am amazed that you can remember it so clearly. You are right because there was no glassware during the Shang Dynasty. In fact, glassware was only introduced much later in Vietnam. Although it is true that there are certain differences in the design and the shape of the bronze statue in no. 4, it is still from the Shang Dynasty.”
After listening to the experts’ reply, everyone placed their focus on Jiang Yuning.
At this time, Jiang Yuning could only take a deep breath. She had a vague feeling that it would be very difficult for her to continue filming this program.
She would definitely be hated by many.
“We can see that the other three participants should actually see Yuning as their competitor now,” Teacher Xiaoxiao said as he laughed. After that, Teacher Xiaoxiao asked the props team to prepare the second set of props instead.
This time, it was a question relating to the five oracles. Four of them were relatively simple to identify. However, the last one was rather difficult indeed.
“Everyone should know that the oracle inscriptions were one of the earliest Chinese inscriptions in China. Therefore, would the celebrity guests be able to recognize these characters? Since this five characters are actually relatively easy, I believe there is no need for me to give you time to discuss this question with your support team,” Teacher Xiaoxiao said as he glanced at the four guests.
“The first few characters are relatively easy to recognize but I honestly do not know the last two characters at all,” Brother Meng replied as he crossed his arms across his chest. “I really cannot come up with any word at all.”
“Kaiyan?” Teacher Xiaoxiao continued asking.
“The fourth character is dance.” Lin Kaiyan then looked at the host before he replied, “And I think that the fifth character should be moon?”
“I really do not know,” Jiang Yuning replied immediately. This was because she knew that Lin Kaiyan’s answer was wrong. She did not want to add fuel to the flames.
“I do not know the fifth word either.”
However, everyone felt that Jiang Yuning was pretending not to know the answer. This was because Jiang Yuning was well-versed in calligraphy and she could even write in chrysanthemu.m font. Therefore, everyone could not help but suspect that Jiang Yuning was simply pretending not to know the answer. One of the students from Jiang Yuning’s support team could not help but nudge Jiang Yuning as she asked her a question.
“Sister Yuning, do you really not know the answer?”
These students were really persistent.
“You know the answer, don’t you?” At this time, Lin Kaiyan suddenly questioned Jiang Yuning as he looked at her. “Why are you pretending not to know the answer?”
What was she trying to prove?