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Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching

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Which of the following is NOT a central tenet of Confucius' teachings?

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1. Confucius longed to be _____, but he never succeeded.

2. What ancient Chinese thinker helped convert Confucian ideology into a defining characteristic of Chinese society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confucius said a lot of things during his life, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on his teachings and how they were adapted to Chinese society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments on this interesting historical worldview, you'll be tested on:

  • Central tenets of Confucius' teachings
  • The position Confucius wanted but never attained
  • Who played a role in melding Confucianism into Chinese culture
  • Confucius' suggested method of promoting his ideals in Chinese society
  • Social classes in later Confucian Chinese society

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Confucianism lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of Confucianism to identify how it was implemented in Chinese society
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Confucius' life and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Confucianism and its role in Chinese society, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson, titled Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching, covers the following objectives:

  • Define Confucianism
  • Trace how Confucius' ideals influenced Chinese society over time
  • Identify the tenets of Confucianism and the social classes created by it
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