China's One Child Policy: Facts & History


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Chinese law restricts _____ couples to having only one child.

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1. In what year was the one child policy established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping?

2. Since the one child policy has been in effect, Chinese officials claim that it has prevented more than _____ million births.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the history of the one child policy in China. To pass the test, you'll need to know about the details of the policy, including what year it was established and how long it will remain in effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What couples are affected by the policy
  • What year the policy was enacted
  • How many births Chinese officials claim the policy has prevented
  • How many male babies are born for every 100 female babies in China
  • How long the policy will remain in effect

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Chinese one child policy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the birth rate in China in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the one child policy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the one child policy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this policy, review the corresponding lesson on the History of the One Child Policy in China. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about who is affected by the one child policy
  • Examine the history of the policy
  • Discuss the effects of the one child policy
  • Learn about the future of the policy