Analects of Confucius: Summary, Analysis & Explanation

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When were the oldest sections of The Analects of Confucius written?

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1. When were the newest sections of The Analects of Confucius written?

2. How many books make up The Analects of Confucius?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these tools to find out what you know about The Analects of Confucius. Topics on the quiz include when the oldest and newest sections of the text were written.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Identify the number of books that make up this text
  • Recognize Book IV's central theme
  • Understand why the book is, at first, difficult to read

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Analects of Confucius
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why the text is difficult to understand in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the oldest and newest sections of the text

Additional Learning

For more on this ancient text, review the lesson called Analects of Confucius: Summary, Analysis & Explanation. The lesson will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Identify who Confucius was
  • Determine how The Analects were structured
  • Interpret content from Book IV
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