Thanks to @xiaohuozi's wonderful suggestion. This is my question for the friendly contest.
How should one answer this question
今年是什么年？ (jin nian shi shen me nian) - which/what year is this?
It is in the context of
春节快乐！(chun jie kuai le, Happy Chinese New Year!) 今年是什么年？
Should it be answered with the year e.g. 2012年 or with the zodiac animal e.g. 龙年 or something else?