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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After discussing the players following the 2002 season, what type of view does the author say that Belichick and his staff develop regarding the team?
2. Which of the following is not a skill required by the Patriots when looking for a quarterback?
3. After the come-from-behind victory against the Denver Broncos in 2003, the Denver coach says he is ________.
4. Which favorite player does Vinatieri notice is absent during Super Bowl XXXVIII?
5. Belichick attempts to build his team based on a ______ structure.
Short Essay Questions
1. What position does Scott Pioli hold, and what is his responsibility?
2. What traits must a scout possess? What do they discuss when choosing a player?
3. Describe the come-from-behind victory against the Denver Broncos in November, 2003.
4. Describe the phenomenon of The Combine.
5. Describe the conversation between Tom Brady and Damon Huard the night before Super Bowl XXXVIII.
6. How honestly do players respond to interview questions during the draft process?
7. Where do coaches meet to prepare for the actual Player Draft, and how do they physically arrange player names in the room?
8. What does Belichick expect during the end-of-season meeting following the Jets' game?
9. How do the Patriots fare against the Bills in December, 2003, and what is the outcome of this ending?
10. Who is Tom Jackson and what comment does he make to upset Belichick? How does Jackson apologize?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the focus on the mental side of the game of football within the book. Why does the author choose to focus on this? Do you consider this a main idea? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Select a character other than Bill Belichick from the book. Write an essay in which you examine the importance of this character to the book and to the Patriots' story.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay in which you examine the importance of Belichick's and Parcells' relationship to the book and to the Patriots' organization.
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