Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties


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Which of the following founded the Shang Dynasty?

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1. In the social hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty, what position did the warriors hold?

2. What contributed to the downfall of the Shang Dynasty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When did the Shang and Zhou dynasties begin, what was China like under their rule, and what lasting characteristics are true of each of these ruling bodies? The practice questions in this quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the person who founded the Shang Dynasty
  • The ability to identify characteristics and achievements of the Shang Dynasty
  • The dynasty that overthrew the Shang Dynasty
  • The ability to identify a true statement about the Zhou Dynasty
  • A philosophy that developed during the Zhou Dynasty

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the accomplishments and characteristics of each of these dynasties
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the ruling styles under the Shang and Zhou dynasties
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of ancient Chinese philosophies

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period in Chinese history, review the accompanying lesson called Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the rise and rule of the Shang Dynasty
  • List the major accomplishments of this dynasty
  • Discuss the rule of Shang Zhou
  • Describe the overthrow of the Shang Dynasty and the rule of the Zhou Dynasty
  • Provide information about the philosophies that developed under the Zhou Dynasty