ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#38)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

The Tao-te-aching (The Way and Its Power) is the basic text of Taoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy. The Tao-te-ching is composed of 81 short chapters or poems that describe a way of life marked by quiet effortlessness and freedom from desire. Taoism teaches that this can be achieved by following the creative, spontaneous life force of the universe, called the Tao. The book is attributed to Lao-tzu, but it was probably written in the third century B.C. The Tao-te-ching

is the basic text of Chinese poetry.
describes a life way marked by quiet freedom.
is made up of 81 chapters and a short poem.
was probably not written by Lao-tzu, even though it is attributed to him.