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. What does the author compare to the time a fencer takes to perform one simple fencing action?

2. What does Lee say are small, phasic, or bent-knee?

3. Who is the main author of the book?

4. What does Bruce Lee call over-daring because it forbids illegal and unfair tactics?

5. What does Lee describe as dangerous in attack or defense?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why might Lee recommend imagining simple moves to counter an attacking opponent?

5. What does Lee see as the purpose of his book?

6. How does Lee describe the "shortened lever" principle?

7. Who helped Lee in the writing and publication of his book?

8. Why does the author believe Jeet Kune Do is an art?

9. Why does Lee say body feel important to develop in kicking?

10. Why is a winning attitude important in Jeet Kune Do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jeet Kune Do offers a path to self-knowledge. How does Jeet Kune Do help one cultivate self-knowledge? What are some other ways people can attain self-knowledge, besides studying a martial art?

Essay Topic 2

Choose a sport, not related to any martial art. Explain how the teachings of Jeet Kune Do could be applied to this sport. How would it help athletes physically and mentally?

Essay Topic 3

What can one learn from practicing a martial art where one is attacking and being attacked? How is this different from getting in a fight at school or on the street?

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