The Texts of Taoism: Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu & the Taoist Canon

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What is FALSE about the first man believed to have received the inspiration of Taoism?

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1. Taoism is a Chinese philosophy that teaches the importance of _____

2. The Tao-te Ching is considered to be the most important and central text in Taoism. Choose the description that corresponds to Tao-te Ching.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taoism is a very influential philosophy in the history of China, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the principles and history of Taoism. You will learn about the Tao-te Ching, and how Taoist texts shaped Chinese thought.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Principles of Taoism
  • The Tao-te Ching
  • History of the philosophy
  • Origins of the texts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Taoism lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Taoism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the text that provides an account of the beliefs of ancient Taoists

Additional Learning

Discover more information about Taoist writings by exploring the lesson entitled The Texts of Taoism: Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu & the Taoist Canon. The goals of the lesson include:

  • Understand the tenants of Taoism
  • Discuss the authorship and timeline of significant Taoists texts
  • Identify the purpose and content of the Tao-te Ching
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