Karate-Do: My Way of Life Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Gichin Funakoshi
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Gichin when he died?

2. What did the owner of the engraver shop ask Matsumura for?

3. What did thieves try to steal from Gichin?

4. What did thieves take from Gichin's house?

5. At what age did Gichin become a teacher?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Gichin described in the first section of the book?

2. How did the makiwara and seiken work together?

3. How was the son of Azato that Gichin met described in the first section of the book?

4. Describe what Gichin learned about hand wrestling and karate-do.

5. Why did the children call Gichin "snake gourd?"

6. How did Gichin interpret what karate means?

7. Why did Gichin's wife not live with him?

8. What did mastery of karate-do require according to Gichin?

9. How did the habu Gichin encountered understand the spirit of karate?

10. Why did Gichin admire Azato and Itosu?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gichin discussed both patriotism and war vividly in Karate-Do. Find some examples of each and discuss the effect of these topics on Gichin.

Essay Topic 2

Violence appeared throughout Karate-Do. Who was violent? In what ways were individuals violent or abusive? What was their effect on other individuals and their lives? Did these individuals change over time?

Essay Topic 3

Karate-Do was particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's individuals and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. The author used imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this book.

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