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. Matsumura entered a shop of an engraver located where?

2. Who was the Jinriksha driver Gichin met?

3. Gichin received a promotion to principal of an outlying school but chose to do what?

4. Karate became a part of what education in schools and colleges in Japan?

5. Gichin admired Azato and Itosu for their lack of what about other masters?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did karate spread in Japan?

2. How was Gichin described as a child?

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

4. Describe the habu mentioned in Training for Life.

5. Describe the origins of karate.

6. How did Itosu teach his students the meaning of karate?

7. How did Gichin rescue the man running from the police initially?

8. What was the goal of karate?

9. Describe the kata called "nukite" that Gichin mentioned in the first section of the book.

10. How did Gichin interpret what karate means?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Gichin's wife practiced Buddhism in a traditional way. How was her practice of religion different from that of Gichin? What traditions did Gichin's wife follow? Did they seem rigid to you?

Essay Topic 3

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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