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. What new role had the crown prince taken on as the war commenced?

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

3. From where did Gichin get students?

4. Former students of Gichin who were unable to carry a rifle or sword were told to do what to the enemy during the war?

5. Despite fears of war, where did Japan remain peaceful?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Gichin's wife not live with him?

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

6. How did Gichin approach karate training?

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

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

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

10. Why did Gichin warn against arrogance in training?

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

Power in society was a prevailing theme of Karate-Do. Gichin frequently referred to this theme, painting the picture of the monarchy and the change in government. Which individuals appeared honest and which appeared corrupt? Which individuals appeared to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Gichin described?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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