Tao of Jeet Kune Do Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 what year was Jeet Kune Do published?

2. What term does Lee use to describe evidence of poor readiness?

3. What response must the opponent be in, according to Lee, in order for the fighter to break the rhythm to catch the opponent off-balance?

4. Lee states that a skillful athlete is characterized by his ease of _____ regardless of effort.

5. Lee believes that when one understands the _____, the _____ are understood as well.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the benefit of determining cadence?

2. What makes Jeet Kune Do a simple martial art?

3. What are some qualities of a Jeet Kune Do fighter?

4. Why does Lee mention tools of judo and ju-jitsu in Chapter 4?

5. Lee says that a proper spiritual attitude is maintained. What might happen if a fighter does not maintain their spiritual attitude?

6. Why do different types of activities require different warm ups?

7. Why are the weapons of Jeet Kune Do parts of the body, rather than actual objects?

8. What do you imagine a "poker body" might look and feel like?

9. When is reaction time longer?

10. Why do Lee and the editor devote so much detail to the on-guard position and proper posture?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lee writes "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do" while he is on bed rest.

Part 1) Do you think he would have written this book if he had not been injured? Why or why not?

Part 2) What was his purpose in writing the book?

Part 3) How did Lee's wife, editor and friends help complete his work?

Essay Topic 2

What is the difference between "being" and "doing?" Which one does Jeet Kune Do focus on? Include examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

How do students of Jeet Kune Do show compassion for each other during combat? How do these students show compassion to themselves? How do they show compassion to the world?

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