1) Place the following criteria for seniority in ITF Taekwon-Do in order of priority (with the most important criterion first):
  1. the date one started to practice Taekwon-Do;
  2. the actual grade or degree earned
    (and the date on the ITF certificate, for those holding the same grade or degree);
  3. age.
  a) A, B, C
c) C, B, A
b) B, A, C
d) There are no criteria for seniority.
2) Where was the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi born?
  1. Mississauga, Canada;
  2. Seoul, Korea;
  3. Kilju, Korea;
  4. Vienna, Austria.
  A C B D
3) What is the exact date of the founding of the International Taekwon-Do Federation?
  1. April 11th 1955;
  2. October 4th 1974;
  3. March 22nd 1966;
  4. June 14th 1979.
  A B C D
4) What is the name of the pattern that was later replaced by Juche (2nd degree)?

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5) What criteria are used to evaluate 3-step prearranged sparring?
  1. good distance;
  2. correct use of appropriate attacking or blocking tool;
  3. power;
  4. teamwork;
  5. aggressiveness.
  a) A, B
b) B, C, D
c) A, D, E
d) There are no such criteria.
6) Which document (and which edition of that document) does the ITF Technical Instruction Committee use as a reference for the interpretation of Taekwon-Do techniques?

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7) Who is currently president of the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation (AETF)?
  1. Master Willem Jacob Bos;
  2. Mr. Jerzy Jedut;
  3. Master Tom MacCallum;
  4. Mr. Tadeusz Loboda.
  A B C D
8) What document does the ITF give to instructors as a teaching license?
  1. Instructors certificate;
  2. Plaque instructor certificate;
  3. Teacher’s permit;
  4. There is no teaching license in the ITF.
  A B C D
9) A holder of an ITF 5th degree is identified by what on his belt?
  1. 5 white stripes;
  2. a white “V”;
  3. 5 yellow stripes;
  4. a yellow “V”.
  A B C D
10) What is the name of the closed ready stance(s) in the ITF patterns?
  1. Closed ready stances A, B, C, and D;
  2. Warrior ready stance;
  3. Heaven Hand;
  4. all of the above.
  A B C D
11)
What is the meaning of the different elements of the ITF crest?
And what is the link between the crest and the philosophy of Taekwon-Do?
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12) Give the correct terms in Korean for the following:
  a) Begin = ...............................
b) Bow = ...............................
c) Return (end of bout) = ...............................
d) Master = ...............................
e) Red = ...............................
13) What are the characteristics of a good training session or class?
  1. The class has specific objectives;
  2. The teacher has planned the material to be covered during the class;
  3. After the class, the students feel motivated;
  4. The class environment is safe;
  5. The students are exhausted after the class.
  a) A, B, C
c) A, B, C, D, E
b) A, B, C, D
d) All classes are good.
14) In the development of the tenets of Taekwon-Do, General Choi was influenced by which famous person?
  1. Sun Tzu;
  2. Confucius;
  3. the Dalai Lama;
  4. Benjamin Franklin.
  A B C D
15) What are the main differences between ITF and WTF Taekwon-Do?
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16) In the pattern Won-Hyo, you must not bring your right foot beside your left foot after the second side-piercing kick. You should place your right foot slightly behind and away from your left foot. This will allow you to return to your spot at the end of the pattern. Give a technical explanation.
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17) What are the characteristics of a good instructor? He or she is ...
  1. A very spectacular;
  2. physically active and performs the techniques correctly;
  3. a good motivator;
  4. able to break many boards;
  5. a good pedagogue.
  a) A, B, C b) A, B, D c) B, C, E d) B, C, D
  e) All teachers are good.    
18) What must we do in order to avoid negative consequences when using self-defence techniques?
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19) In the fundamental movements of ITF Taekwon-Do, when are you full-facing and when are you half-facing in the case of movements executed from a walking stance?
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20) In ITF free sparring competition, one competitor wears blue (CHONG) gears and flag, and his opponent wears red gears (HONG). What is the reason behind the choice of these colours?
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