Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
The author used more than one instance of irony in Karate-Do. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they were examples of irony.
Power in society was a prevailing theme of Karate-Do. Gichin frequently referred to this theme, painting the picture of the monarchy and the change in government. Which individuals appeared honest and which appeared corrupt? Which individuals appeared to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Gichin described?
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