Qin Dynasty: Social Structure, Laws & Rules


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Which of the following best describes the Legalists' biggest criticism of Confucianists?

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1. The philosophy that supported the ideology of the Qin Dynasty was known as _____.

2. Legalist Philosopher Han Fei Zi stated, ''The ruler alone should possess the power, wielding it like lightning or like thunder.''This statement best describes the Qin belief that the Emperor should rule as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the society and laws of the Qin Dynasty with this worksheet/quiz combo. You'll be answering questions on key topics like the way the Legalists criticized the Confucianists and the philosophy that served as the foundation for the Qin Dynasty's society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about the following:

  • Han Fei Zi's thoughts on imperial rule
  • Living conditions of peasants in the Qin Dynasty
  • Qin code of law

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Qin Dynasty's laws and the way their society was structured
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Qin code of law and who created it
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the changes in the way people lived under the Qin Dynasty and how it's connected to the peasants

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the lesson named Qin Dynasty Social Structure, Laws & Rules. Here are some bullet points to consider:

  • Overview of the Qin Dynasty
  • Confucianism definition
  • Beliefs associated with philosopher Li Si
  • The rigid social hierarchy that developed in China including the patriarchy