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Jujutsu or Jujitsu (never heard of the first, but you never know). Kenpo, interestingly enough, evolved from Japanese jujitsu when (I forget who) brought over the five animal style kung-fu from China. The linear Japanese striking combined with the circular movements from Kung-fu, and the joint manipulation was incorporated into the stiking.....lots to know.
At any rate, to answer your question, there is no written portion to the test (though you have to write a thesis and your own form for 1st black - yes, you have to make your own form), but there is an oral examination in between techniques, forms & sets (durring "breathers") to test for understanding of what you're doing. The art is ripe with concepts and principals.
I bungled a few things, but more than made up for them when I NAILED my form. I was really happy about that. Especially considering it's the form I'm really not supposed to be tested on until next time. Extra credit!