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. In 1945, Gichin's dojo was destroyed by what?

2. Gichin took his wife's ashes by train to where?

3. Where did an earthquake strike on September 1, 1923?

4. Who was a first-rate karateka?

5. What could trainees develop from karate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the children call Gichin "snake gourd?"

2. Why was Gichin so healthy?

3. Why did Gichin warn against arrogance in training?

4. What was the public bathhouse tale told by Seiji?

5. What did Gichin learn from his students?

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

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

8. How did karate stand out according to Gichin?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women in Karate-Do took on very different forms. For example, Gichin's wife and his mother appeared quite traditional, yet the women in Gichin's class were not. Compare these differing roles of women.

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 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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