The Open Door Policy with China: Definition, Summary & Purpose


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How did foreign countries view China in the 1800s?

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1. What was Secretary of State Hay's Open Door Policy?

2. How did European countries respond to the Open Door Policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Open Door Policy was viewed differently by both China and other countries, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of it and its policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help test the following items:

  • American response to the Boxer Rebellion
  • Chinese and European responses to Open Door Policy
  • Foreign views on China in the 1800s
  • Definition of Hay's Open Door Policy

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American government lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the response from Europe and China to the Open Door Policy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Boxer Rebellion

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled The Open Door Policy with China: Definition, Summary & Purpose. The lesson achieves the following objectives:

  • Defines and provides an example of the Open Door Policy for China
  • Explains the historical background of the Age of Imperialism
  • Defines spherical influence
  • Discusses Hay's Open Door Policy including the Open Door Note
  • Gives reasons why the Open Door Policy was considered a pseudo-treaty
  • Provides the Chinese perspective on the Open Door Policy
  • Introduces the Righteous and Harmonious Fists society and the Boxer Rebellion