Shang Dynasty: Social Structure & Family Life


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What evidence do archaeologists have that indicate Shang merchants traded with people from far away lands?

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1. If a king in the Shang dynasty died, who would be next in line to inherit the throne?

2. What do historians know about the Shang's religious beliefs that indicate they held family in high regard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these study resources, you can assess what you know about life under the Shang Dynasty. You'll be quizzed on topics like archaeological evidence that Shang merchants traded with foreign peoples and the next in line for the throne if a king in the dynasty died.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed:

  • Religious beliefs of the Shang Dynasty
  • Why the bronze workers were highly respected
  • Middle class in the Shang's social structure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on life under the Shang Dynasty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the bronze workers and why they were so respected, along with the groups who made up the middle class in the social structure at the time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the Shang Dynasty's religious beliefs

Additional Learning

You can study the dynasty further with the lesson we've named Shang Dynasty: Social Structure & Family Life. These topics will be discussed:

  • Clans of ancient China
  • Analysis of the Shang Dynasty's social structure
  • Details about the various classes of this society