Karate-Do: My Way of Life Test | Final 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. Serious Karate-do pupils were _____________ to maintain interest and training over the long term.

2. Where did Gichin postpone a visit to when Kano wanted a demonstration?

3. What did popular wrestlers use that could kill a man instantly?

4. Who was the Grand Champion that trained with Gichin?

5. What did Gichin show containing photographs of karate stances, kata, and movements?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the true meaning of karate?

2. How did Gichin approach karate training?

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

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

5. What did Gichin teach his students about karate that kept them from forming illegal gangs?

6. Describe the book collaboration that Gichin had with the painter.

7. What were some benefits for women from taking karate according to Gichin?

8. Why was Gichin so healthy?

9. Why did many women like karate according to Gichin?

10. How was karate-do a way of life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sueyoshi. What was his role in Karate-Do? What was Gichin trying to accomplish by describing Sueyoshi?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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