Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History


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Who were the Boxers of China?

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1. What was the outcome of the Boxer Rebellion?

2. What stance did the Empress Dowager Cixi take during the Boxer Rebellion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Boxer Rebellion was a very complex event in Chinese history. This quiz and worksheet will help test your understanding of what happened during this period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who the Boxers were
  • The outcome of the Boxer Rebellion
  • The role Empress Dowager Cixi played
  • The Boxer Protocol
  • Targets of the Boxers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Boxer Rebellion to discuss the relationship between China and western nations
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned about the Boxers to see 19th century China in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately discuss who the Boxers were and what the Boxer Rebellion was
  • Information recall - access you knowledge to answer questions about the causes of the rebellion

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period of 19th century China, review the lesson on the Boxer Rebellion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore who the Boxers were in detail
  • Discuss the relationship between spirituality and militarism
  • Examine the impact of foreign influence on the rebellion
  • Understand who and what the Boxers targeted and why