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Question 1

The key word in the traditional East Asian worldview is

a. .feliz


b. salvation

c. .harmony

Question 2

All of the following adjectives describe the yin force except

a .passive

b. soft

c. hot

Question 3

The reading of cracks on heated bone tortoise shells was an early form of the Chinese art of

  a. veterinarian medicine

  b. divination

  c. archaeology

Question 4

According to legend, the author of the Daodejing was

a. Lao Tzi

b. Zhuang Zi

c. Krishna


Question 5

Alchemy, dietary regimes, breath control, and physical exercises were all techniques used by some Daoists in the quest for

a. weight loss

b. physical fitness

c. immortality

Question 6

To practice the Daoist principle of wu wei is to

a .daily take a dog for a walk

b. respect one's elders

c. act without asserting oneself


Question 7

All of the following are metaphors for the Dao in the Daodejing except

a. water

b. valley

c. alley cat

Question 8

After World War II a Civil War broke out in China between the Nationalists and __________

a. Buddhish

b. Confucians

c. Communists

Question 9

Which of the following themes is associated with the Daoist text known as the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)?

a. The Dao can only be understood by the Chinese

b. Oneness with the Dao can be experienced.

c. Spiritual freedom is less important than political freedom.


Question 10

Which of the following is not among the spiritual beings typically worshipped in Daoist shrines?

a. the Jade Emperor

b. the Marshal of supernatural beings

c. Bozo the Clown

Question 11

The five independent nations in modern East Asia include the following except

a. China

b. Vietnam

c. Japan

Question 12


Who took power in mainland China in 1949?

a. Americans

b. British

c. Communists

Question 13


The texts known as ________ is second in importance only to the Daodejing in Daoism.

a. Anne of Avonlea

b. The Holy Bible

c. The Zhuangzi

Question 14

According to the worldview of Daoist philosophy, the basic problem humans face is failure to

a. know who we truly are

b. strive to become an Eagle Scout

c. submit our wills to God's will


Question 15

According to the worldview of Daoist philosophy, the best course for a government to follow is

a. Capitalism

b. Socialism

c. non-interference

Question 16

Daoism in the Twenty-First Century is_______________.

a. extinct

b. experiencing a resurgence

c. on the decline

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