"Who Was Bruce Lee?" By Jim Gigliotti November/December 2016 AR Biography/Autobiography activity

"' 'From boyhood to adolescence, I was a bit of a troublemaker and was greatly disapproved of by my elders,' Bruce admitted later, 'I was extremely mischievous and aggressive.' "Bruce started getting into a lot of fights." (p. 12-13)

Based upon the context clues, the word "mischievous" means maliciously or playfully annoying.

"Instead of studying, Bruce channeled his boundless energy into fighting. He became mixed in up in gangs in Hong Kong. He led his own small gang called the Tigers. 'From boyhood to adolescence, I was a bit of a troublemaker and was greatly disapproved by my elders, 'Bruce admitted later." (p.12)

Based upon the context clues, the word "adolescences"the transition between puberty and adulthood.

"Instead of studying, Bruce channeled his boundless energy into fighting. He became mixed in up in gangs in Hong Kong. He led his own small gang called the Tigers. 'From boyhood to adolescence, I was a bit of a troublemaker and was greatly disapproved by my elders, 'Bruce admitted later, 'I was extremely mischievous and aggressive.' (p.12)

Based upon the context clues, the word "aggressive" means boldly assertive and pushy.

"Bruce didn't have quite the same enthusiasm for school, however. He was a smart kid, but he didn't try that hard" (p.12)

Based upon the context clues, the word "enthusiasm" means an occupation, activity, or pursuit in which such interest is shown.

"Bruce's strength and quickness made him an excellent boxer. his smooth moves and footwork made him an excellent dancer, too." (p.19)

Based upon the context clues, the word "footwork"maneuvering, especially in a skillful manner

"A counselor at the school suggested that he study philosophy, which is the basic understanding and wisdom, because of Bruce's curious nature." (p.21)

Based upon the context clues, The word "philosophy" means to a particular system of thought based on such study or investigation

"Before he came along, Chinese roles in movies and on television were either offensive exaggerations or were played by white actors using silly accents-sometimes both! As bruce once put it, the dialog for chinese characters always included a lot of "ah-sos" and "chop-chops."(p.33)

Based upon the context clues, the word "exaggeration" means an overstatement

"Westerners, or the Western world, is a term to describe cultures, not geography. For example people from Europe and North America are considered westerners, people from China, Japan, and the Middle east are considered easterners."(p.45)

Based upon the context clues, the word "geography" the topographical features of a region, usually of the earth, sometimes of the planets.

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