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. How many rules were essential to understanding Karate-do?

2. What did children in the garden call Gichin for his smooth, ruddy-skinned complexion?

3. What were Gichin and his wife in Kyushu?

4. What did Gichin compare a man's body to?

5. Where did Gichin live with his oldest son in 1945?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Gichin ashamed of how he reacted to the thief?

2. How did karate stand out according to Gichin?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why did Gichin warn against arrogance in training?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Violence appeared throughout Karate-Do. Who was violent? In what ways were individuals violent or abusive? What was their effect on other individuals and their lives? Did these individuals change over time?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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