The Imperial State & Scholar-Official Class in Middle Imperial China


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What two dynasties compose the era called Middle Imperial China?

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1. What is a Jinshi?

2. What is a merit system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Education in Middle Imperial China was very important, and this quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the Scholar-Official social class that developed during the era. Assessment questions will ask you to provide correct definitions as well as answer inquiries about Chinese dynasties and societal changes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on these important terms and concepts:

  • Confucianism
  • The effect of Imperial Examinations on society
  • The merit system
  • Ruling dynasties of Middle Imperial China
  • Jinshi

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz are designed to develop these skill sets:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the development of the Scholar-Official class in Middle Imperial China from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of Imperial Examinations to understand why they affected China's societal structure
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Jinshi and Confucianism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the merit system

Additional Learning

To learn more about Scholar-Officials in China, check out the accompanying video lesson called The Imperial State & Scholar-Official Class in Middle Imperial China. The lesson is written to meet these key objectives:

  • Define the Scholar-Official class
  • Describe the duties of a Scholar-Official
  • Know the dates considered to be the age of Middle Imperial China
  • Understand the changes made to the Imperial Examinations over time
  • Know the dynasty that disbanded the Imperial Exams after the Mongols conquered China