Ancient Chinese Architecture


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What was the primary building material of ancient China?

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1. What is dougong?

2. Which religious philosophy was the first to have a major impact on Chinese architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This architecture quiz will ask you several questions about the characteristics and influences of ancient Chinese architecture. You'll be challenged to recognize the main building material of this architectural style, as well as its common elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Identify ancient China's primary building material
  • Define 'dougong'
  • Name the religious philosophy that had the first major influence on Chinese architecture and what its structures emphasized
  • Recognize elements of ancient Chinese architecture

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ancient Chinese architecture to name its first major philosophical influence
  • Information recall - access information you've gained regarding the elements of ancient Chinese architecture
  • Defining key concepts - be able to define the term 'dougong'

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the characteristics of this architectural style, review the related lesson, Ancient Chinese Architecture. The lesson goes over these learning objectives:

  • Learn how long ago China's architectural records date back to
  • Describe the Buddhist influence on Chinese architecture
  • Assess the role of ornamentation on this architectural style