Shang Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture


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How would the people of the Shang dynasty honor their ancestors?

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1. Which of the following describes a unique feature of the Shang dynasty from all other Chinese dynasties?

2. Oracle bones and burial tombs were part of the _____ of the Shang dynasty.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the religion and culture of the Shang dynasty by answering these questions. Quiz topics include the way the people of this dynasty honored their ancestors and why the Shang dynasty was different from other Chinese dynasties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points will be addressed:

  • Burial tombs of the Shang dynasty
  • An artistic technology that possibly existed during the dynasty
  • The writing system used during this period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Shang dynasty's culture and religion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Oracle bones of the dynasty and the characters in their writing system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding way in which the Shang dynasty honored their ancestors
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Shang dynasty and other dynasties of ancient China

Additional Learning

Explore the dynasty further by reviewing the lesson named Shang Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture. Follow along with these useful study points listed below:

  • Time period during which the Shang dynasty ruled
  • The dynasty as it was organized into a social class pyramid
  • Characteristics of the people of the dynasty
  • Details about their religious beliefs
  • Bronze and jade art