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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How long is the Patriots' winning streak coming into Super Bowl XXXVIII?
(a) 12 games.
(b) 7 games.
(c) 3 games.
(d) 10 games.
2. Who feels vulnerable during the meeting on the Monday following the Jets game?
(b) Low performers.
(c) High paid players.
(d) Tom Brady.
3. Tom Jackson makes a comment on ESPN that the Patriots ________.
(a) "Are prepared for the Super Bowl."
(b) "Love their team."
(c) "Want a new quarterback."
(d) "Hate their coach."
4. Belichick expects his players to play _______.
(a) Like they have in the past.
(b) According to their salary expectations.
(c) To the best of their abilities.
(d) Well enough.
5. How does Belichick feel following the 2003 Draft?
6. Which of the following players is dismissed following the 2002 season?
(a) Tom Brady.
(b) Adam Vinatieri.
(c) Patrick Pass.
(d) Drew Bledsoe.
7. Which member of Belichick's staff had not worked with Parcells while with the Jets?
(a) Romeo Crennel.
(b) Charlie Weis.
(c) Scott Pioli.
(d) Tom Brady.
8. What is the room called in which the coaches prepare for the actual player draft?
(a) Draft Room.
(b) Coaches Room.
(c) Player Room.
(d) Planning Room.
9. Belichick does not want to hear _________ during the meeting on the Monday following the Jets game?
10. On the player dimension scale of 1 to 9, what is threshold for selecting a player?
11. In November, 2003, Belichick has ___ consecutive wins under his belt.
12. Belichick develops his team by rewarding _____.
13. Which sports use The Combine to select players?
(a) Only football.
(b) Only soccer.
(c) Football and baseball.
(d) Football and basketball.
14. Where is The Combine held?
15. Why is Steve Martin fired by the Patriots?
(a) His disparaging comments to the press.
(b) His shyness.
(c) His performance.
(d) His salary requirements.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author, with whom is Tom Jackson friends?
2. Why does Belichick refuse Parcells' offer to become Head Coach of the Jets?
3. Who is the backup Quarterback for Tom Brady in Super Bowl XXXVIII?
4. How does Tom Brady feel he acts around strangers?
5. How many new players do the Patriots add in 2002?
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