Mencius Teachings and the Mandate of Heaven


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Master Meng is known in the West as _____.

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1. Simply stated, Jen is the _____.

2. How are the rulers to be chosen according to Mencius' Mandate of Heaven political theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mencius, who is considered the second most influential figure in Confucianism, not only clarified but augmented the existing teachings of Confucius, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his influence. The questions on the quiz will test you on Mencius himself, his teachings, and his interpretations of Confucian ideals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Mencius/Master Meng himself
  • Confucian principles
  • Mencius interpretation of Confucian principles

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on Confucianism and Mencius from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as jen or the Mandate of Heaven
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Confucianism and Mencius interpretations of its principles

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Mencius Teachings and the Mandate of Heaven. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe Mencius
  • Define the Idealized form of Confucianism
  • Describe Mencius' interpretations of Confucian ideals
  • Understand the Mandate of Heaven and Jen