China Three Philosophies Quiz

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China Three Philosophies Quiz

Use questions in this quiz to prep for your Unit Lesson quiz on China's Three Philosophies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a Legalist belief?
    • A. 

      Legalists believe in strong government.

    • B. 

      Legalists believe in strict laws.

    • C. 

      Legalists believe spying should be harshly punished.

    • D. 

      Legalists believe people are naturally wicked.

  • 2. 
    For Taoists, what does the Yin-Yang symbol represent?
    • A. 

      The natural balance between forces of good and bad.

    • B. 

      The ever changing, ever evolving forces of nature

    • C. 

      Two tadpoles chasing each other.

    • D. 

      All issues in the world are really black and white.

  • 3. 
    What is the title of the book containing Taoist teachings?
    • A. 

      Taoism for Beginners.

    • B. 

      Tao Che Mi Cal.

    • C. 

      The Tao Jones.

    • D. 

      The Tao Te Jing.

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the book that holds the collected teachings of Confucius?
    • A. 

      Kung Fu? Kung Pow!.

    • B. 

      The Analects.

    • C. 

      The Teachings of Confucius.

    • D. 

      101 ways to enjoy ice cream.

  • 5. 
    What was the goal of Taoism?
    • A. 

      To restore China to its former glory.

    • B. 

      To restore peace, order, and stability to society.

    • C. 

      To protect natural habitats.

    • D. 

      To teach everyone to play hackey-sack.

  • 6. 
    After they came to power in 206 BCE, the Han Dynasty made Confucianism the official state belief system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Confucius is now honored as China's great...
    • A. 

      Teacher.

    • B. 

      Philosopher.

    • C. 

      Philanthropist.

    • D. 

      Poet.

  • 8. 
    In Legalism, who must have complete control.
    • A. 

      The oldest member of the family.

    • B. 

      The government.

    • C. 

      The father of the family.

    • D. 

      The person with the most toys.

  • 9. 
    Who is considered the founder of Taoism?
    • A. 

      Old Man.

    • B. 

      Lao Tsi.

    • C. 

      Shi Huang di.

    • D. 

      Liu Bang.

  • 10. 
    According to Legalism, what will control an evil man?
    • A. 

      Proper education.

    • B. 

      Public humiliation and ridicule.

    • C. 

      Strict laws and harsh punishments.

    • D. 

      Laughter.

  • 11. 
    What does Taoism stress?
    • A. 

      Living in harmony with nature.

    • B. 

      The worship of Pooh.

    • C. 

      Strict obedience and ritual sacrifice.

    • D. 

      Finding your true, inner self.

  • 12. 
    What is the name of the founder of Legalism?
    • A. 

      Lu Gal-gal

    • B. 

      Mi An Man

    • C. 

      Tu Tu Zi

    • D. 

      Legalism has no recognized founder.

  • 13. 
    Confucianism was widely accepted by Chinese rulers during Kong Fu Zi's life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Legalists believe that people are...
    • A. 

      Evil by nature.

    • B. 

      Basically good.

    • C. 

      Bad but can be taught to be good.

    • D. 

      All different.

  • 15. 
    Legalists believe that people will only do the right thing if the threat of punishment is so harsh they will be afraid not to.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What was the goal of Confucianism?
    • A. 

      To teach the world to sing.

    • B. 

      To end poverty.

    • C. 

      To feed the masses.

    • D. 

      To restore peace, order, and stability to Chinese society.

  • 17. 
    Taoists believe... (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Following the Tao, individuals learn to live in harmony with nature and with their inner feelings.

    • B. 

      To relate to nature and to each other, each human must find an individual way, or Tao.

    • C. 

      A universal force called the Tao guides all things.

    • D. 

      All creatures, except humans, live in harmony with the Tao.

  • 18. 
    What was the goal of Legalism?
    • A. 

      To bring peace, order, and stability to society.

    • B. 

      To teach the world to sing.

    • C. 

      To feed the masses.

    • D. 

      To clothe the poor.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following best describes Confucius' thoughts about human nature?
    • A. 

      People are flawed but can be taught right from wrong.

    • B. 

      People behave poorly when they are treated poorly.

    • C. 

      People are basically good but sometimes behave poorly.

    • D. 

      People are competitive and the strongest will rise to the top.

  • 20. 
    Which best describes the Confucian concept of Li?
    • A. 

      Right mind.

    • B. 

      Healthy diet.

    • C. 

      Proper behavior.

    • D. 

      Absolute freedom.

  • 21. 
    Taoism is based on nature and a balanced life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Kong Fu Zi is also known as...
    • A. 

      Confucius, the most honored teacher.

    • B. 

      Confucius, the inventor of Kung Fu.

    • C. 

      Confucius, the inventor of ice cream.

    • D. 

      Confucius, the first man to dance the hokey pokey.

  • 23. 
    What conditions in society led Confucius to develop his philosophy?
    • A. 

      The Period of Warring Fates was a time of chaos as people in large cities began to practice ancestor worship less and less.

    • B. 

      The Period of Warring States was a time of chaos and political instability.

    • C. 

      The Period of Warring Mates was a time of chaos as husbands and wives across China competed in what is now recognized as the first reality show.

    • D. 

      The Period of Warring Dates was a time of chaos when 1/2 of the country refused to adopt the emperor's new calendar.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following best describes Confucianism?
    • A. 

      A Chinese philosophy that teaches that all confusion leads to wisdom.

    • B. 

      A Chinese philosophy based on the teachings of Kong Fu and the behavior of pandas.

    • C. 

      The feeling that sets in whenever you enter the History classroom.

    • D. 

      A Chinese philosophy based on the teachings of Kong Fu that stresses rigid rules of behavior.

  • 25. 
    Taoism is...
    • A. 

      Based on the belief that everyone can find their way to happiness.

    • B. 

      Based on the story The Ugly Duckling.

    • C. 

      Based on the belief that old age comes to those who wait.

    • D. 

      Based on the story The House on Pooh Corner.