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. Gichin claimed the mastery of Karate-do required being what?

2. What did Gichin like to do in the afternoon that he did as a child?

3. Gichin was moved by His Majesty's memory of a demonstration that he did many years ago at what location?

4. Gichin was asked to introduce karate to what Japanese capital?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Gichin approach karate training?

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

4. Describe the altercation Gichin had with the thief in the rain.

5. How did the earthquake affect Gichin's trade?

6. How did Gichin plan to impress viewers at the demonstration in Tokyo?

7. Describe Gichin's concern for his former students as the war with China began.

8. How did Gichin get started with his new school?

9. Why did Gichin warn against arrogance in training?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gichin and Azato were two of the most active individuals in the book in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the spread of karate through Okinawa and modern Japan.

Part 1) What was their relationship? How did they co-exist and how did they interact? What was similar about them and what was different?

Part 2) What were some events that Gichin had a direct influence upon? What were some events that Azato had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which individual offered support to the group? Which one was stronger and why?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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