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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the war, what was difficult for Coach Wooden's family to find in South Bend?
(a) Adequate schools.
(b) A job for Nellie.
(c) Kind neighbors.
(d) Affordable housing.

2. What coaching concept applied by Coach Curtis did Coach Wooden disagree with?
(a) Becoming friends with the players.
(b) Sitting those who missed practice on the bench.
(c) Firing up the team emotionally before a game.
(d) Giving all the players a fair chance to play.

3. What did Coach Wooden's brother do to him as a child that make him very angry?
(a) Flipped manure on him.
(b) Pushed him in the pond.
(c) Punched him in the stomach.
(d) Locked him in the barn.

4. Besides coaching at the high-school level, what class did Coach Wooden teach?
(a) Geography.
(b) Math.
(c) English.
(d) Science.

5. Which player replaced the player who was removed by Coach Wooden from the championship game?
(a) Fred Slaughter.
(b) Gail Goodrich.
(c) Doug McIntosh.
(d) Walt Hazzard.

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

7. Why didn't Wooden go overseas while in the military?
(a) He was better at helping other soldiers than fighting.
(b) He was not qualified.
(c) Japan surrendered before he shipped out.
(d) There were too many soldiers overseas and not enough stateside.

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

9. Veterans who wanted to go to college after the war could go at the military's expense. This was called the what?
(a) Education for Veterans Bill.
(b) G.I. Bill
(c) Veteran College Bill.
(d) Military College Act.

10. In what year did Coach Wooden's UCLA team win the NCAA championship game?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1974.

11. Who did Wooden replace as coach at Indiana State?
(a) Fred Slaughter.
(b) Glenn Curtis.
(c) Doug McIntosh.
(d) Kenny Washington.

12. Doug McIntosh was at UCLA on a make good scholarship. What does this mean?
(a) If he misses practice, he loses the scholarship.
(b) If he breaks curfew, he loses the scholarship.
(c) If his grades are low, he loses the scholarship.
(d) If he doesn't play basketball well, he loses the scholarship.

13. When Coach Wooden describes himself and Nellie, what does he say?
(a) She is full of personality and he is shy.
(b) She is shy, and he is talkative.
(c) She likes outdoor activities, and he likes to stay inside.
(d) She is loud and he is quiet.

14. Who does Coach Wooden refer to as a "team leader"?
(a) Fred Slaughter.
(b) Gail Goodrich.
(c) Walt Hazzard.
(d) Willie Haulls.

15. In what year did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, drawing the US into World War II?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1950.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1945.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Wooden stay a coach when he could have earned much more money as a professional player?

2. Why did Coach Wooden get upset with his high-school basketball coach, Glenn Curtis?

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

4. When the Wooden family moved to Martinsville, what did Coach Wooden's father do for a living?

5. Who was the talented leader of the UCLA team's defense?

(see the answer keys)

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