The Dynastic Cycle in China


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1. What is a dynastic cycle?

2. What is a dynasty in the context of history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of China's dynasties. The questions will quiz you on what is implied by the Mandate of Heaven.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following:

  • The Mandate of Heaven
  • Definition of dynastic cycle
  • Definition of dynasty

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about dynasty cycles in China
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dynasty and dynastic cycle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what was implied by the Mandate of Heaven

Additional Learning

To learn more about China's dynasties, review the accompanying lesson, The Dynastic Cycle in China. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Shang and Zhou families
  • Identify factors that contribute to the fall of dynasties
  • Understand the impact of the Mandate of Heaven