Taoism as ''The Way'': Yin and Yang & the Wu-wei Concept

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The three most important Taoist principles are _____.

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1. The concept of duality, which can include such binaries as 'female and male' and 'night and day,' is best illustrated by which belief of Taoism?

2. What was the name given to the ancient Chinese philosophy created through the writings of Lao-Tzu.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet include key information from the lesson on the tenets of Taoism. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include teachings and texts of the philosophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of Taoism
  • Texts essential to Taoism
  • First Principle of Taoism
  • Alternative names for the philosophy
  • Concept of Wu-wei

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet involves the use of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the tenets of Taoism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the First Principle of Taoism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Wu-wei concept and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the texts of Taoism

Additional Learning

To study this philosophy and its practice some more, see the accompanying lesson, Taoism as 'The Way': Yin and Yang & the Wu-wei Concept. The lesson encompasses these objectives:

  • Understand the background of Taoism
  • Define the First Principle
  • Recognize the meaning of the Yin and Yang
  • Interpret the Wu-wei concept
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