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

Gichin Funakoshi
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who was one of Gichin's trainers?

2. At what age did Gichin become a teacher?

3. In Karate-do, a man could win by doing what?

4. Why did the policemen arrest Gichin?

5. Okinawa had a poisonous snake named what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Matsumura learn about life after his experience at the engraver shop?

2. How was Gichin described as a child?

3. How did Gichin explain that a karate blow can be fatal years later by comparing the body to boards?

4. Why did Gichin admire Azato and Itosu?

5. Why did Gichin name his dojo Shoto?

6. How did karate spread in Japan?

7. Describe the habu mentioned in Training for Life.

8. What did Gichin realize about his wife as she died?

9. How did Gichin interpret what karate means?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author mentioned some stereotypes associated with karate. How were stereotypes often based in myth? What aspects of stereotypes seemed real? With karate, many myths abounded in relation to strength and ability. What were they? Were they believable?

Essay Topic 2

Gichin emphasized the importance of training in karate. What was an example of a kata described by Gichin? How long did it take to master a kata? What was necessary for mastery? Who could do it?

Essay Topic 3

Describe some of the settings for Karate-Do. What was the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. How did these settings reflect modern settings or culture? Do you think the setting influenced the development of karate or vice-versa?

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