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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Tom Jackson makes a comment on ESPN that the Patriots ________.
(a) "Want a new quarterback."
(b) "Love their team."
(c) "Hate their coach."
(d) "Are prepared for the Super Bowl."
2. Scott Pioli is whose son-in-law?
(a) Bill Belichick.
(b) Robert Kraft.
(c) Romeo Crennel.
(d) Bill Parcells.
3. The Patriots lost to the Jets in 2002 by what score?
4. What is the maximum length of time teams can interview players at The Combine?
(a) 15 minutes.
(b) There is no limit.
(c) 1 hour.
(d) 30 minutes.
5. After the come-from-behind victory against the Denver Broncos in 2003, the Denver coach says he is ________.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of player takes a toll on the team?
2. Which aspect of potential drafts is not discussed by scouts?
3. How does Tom Brady feel he acts around strangers?
4. According to the author, with whom is Tom Jackson friends?
5. Which columnist supports the decision to dismiss Lawyer Milloy?
Short Essay Questions
1. How many new players do the Patriots have in 2002, and how do these new players work out?
2. Describe the feeling of the squad meeting on the Monday following the Jets game.
3. Where do coaches meet to prepare for the actual Player Draft, and how do they physically arrange player names in the room?
4. Describe the conversation between Tom Brady and Damon Huard the night before Super Bowl XXXVIII.
5. How honestly do players respond to interview questions during the draft process?
6. What does Belichick expect during the end-of-season meeting following the Jets' game?
7. What factors does Belichick mention as reasons for losing against the Jets 30-17 in 2002?
8. Describe how the Patriots prepare for their 2003 game against the Cowboys.
9. What makes the 2002 Patriots more "coachable" according to the text?
10. Do the Patriots go to the Super Bowl in 2003? Why or why not?
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