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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 took his wife's ashes by train to where?
2. What made kata similar to dance?
3. What did Gichin compare a man's body to?
4. What did karate training require as a student progressed levels?
5. Where did Gichin's wife live?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the public bathhouse tale told by Seiji?
2. Why was Gichin ashamed of how he reacted to the thief?
3. Describe Gichin's concern for his former students as the war with China began.
4. What was the true meaning of karate?
5. How did karate stand out according to Gichin?
6. Why did many women like karate according to Gichin?
7. Why did Gichin's wife not live with him?
8. Why did Gichin warn against arrogance in training?
9. What did mastery of karate-do require according to Gichin?
10. How did Gichin approach karate training?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
What was the importance of avoiding conflict according to Gichin? How did Gichin illustrate this in the example with the thieves entering his house? Did he respond in a similar way to Isotu? Were there any differences?
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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