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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who first noticed Wooden's "good luck charm"?
(a) Coach Lambert.
(b) A sports reporter.
(c) A recruiter.
(d) Nellie.

2. In Chapter 1, who did Coach Wooden remove from the championship game because he was having an off night?
(a) Doug McIntosh.
(b) Fred Slaughter.
(c) Walt Hazzard.
(d) Jack Hirsch.

3. What did Coach Wooden's high-school coach prohibit his players from doing during basketball season?
(a) Missing practice.
(b) Failing a class.
(c) Getting a job.
(d) Dating.

4. When Coach Wooden was a child, what was his first basketball hoop made out of?
(a) A hallowed out piece of wood.
(b) A tomato basket.
(c) An old tire.
(d) A bucket.

5. According to Coach Wooden, a true athlete should have what?
(a) Principles.
(b) Talent.
(c) Character.
(d) Skill.

6. In what year did Coach Wooden enlist in the military?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1928.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1945.

7. Why did Coach Wooden's family move to Martinsville?
(a) Because they lost their farm.
(b) Because Coach Wooden wanted to play at a different high school.
(c) Because Coach Wooden's dad got a new job.
(d) Because they found a bigger farm.

8. Where did Coach Wooden spot future guard Gail Goodrich playing basketball?
(a) Outside the dorm at UCLA.
(b) At another college.
(c) Outside his apartment complex.
(d) At a high-school basketball game.

9. Where was freshman player Kenny Washington from?
(a) Alabama.
(b) Florida.
(c) New York.
(d) South Carolina.

10. Which player did Coach Wooden discover was lacking in confidence?
(a) Doug McIntosh.
(b) Jack Hirsch.
(c) Walt Hazzard.
(d) Fred Slaughter.

11. What caused Wooden to return to his high-school basketball team after he walked off the team?
(a) Several conversations with his brother, Cat.
(b) Several conversations with his father.
(c) Several conversations with Nellie.
(d) Several conversations with Coach Curtis.

12. What made Coach Wooden want to enlist in the military?
(a) He had lost his coaching job.
(b) His father's legacy.
(c) Ther Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
(d) Nellie's insistence that the pay was good.

13. Coach Wooden's father told him to make each day what?
(a) Great.
(b) A new beginning.
(c) A masterpiece.
(d) The best day it can be.

14. What incident caused Coach Wooden to refer to the coach/player relationship as a father/son relationship?
(a) Taking an injured player to the hospital.
(b) Watching his team lose the championship game.
(c) Kicking a player off the team for having a bad attitude.
(d) Pulling a star player out of the championship game.

15. Why did Coach Wooden remove Walt Hazzard from several games?
(a) Because he showed off on the court.
(b) Because he made too many fouls.
(c) Because he yelled at the referees.
(d) Because he did not get along with the other players.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Doug McIntosh feel when Coach Wooden pulled him from the championship game?

2. How did Wooden lose all the money he had saved?

3. What does Wooden say that many coaches and players develop during their career?

4. What moment does Coach Wooden refer to as "the peak" of his career?

5. Why did Coach Wooden reject an offer to play at the NAIA tournament in Kansas City?

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