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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At his first high-school coaching job, what was Coach Wooden's salary?
(a) $2,200 per year.
(b) $5,000 per year.
(c) $1,500 per year.
(d) $1,800 per year.

2. Who loaned Wooden some money for his wedding?
(a) Nellie's best friend's father.
(b) Wooden's father.
(c) Coach Curtis.
(d) Nellie's father.

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

4. Why did Coach Wooden get upset with his high-school basketball coach, Glenn Curtis?
(a) He felt like Coach Curtis didn't give his brother a chance.
(b) He didn't agree with Coach Curtis' game philosophy.
(c) He didn't like the way Coach Curtis ran practice.
(d) He thought Coach Curtis was disrespectful to the players.

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

6. Wooden was told to report to the U.S.S. Franklin in the South Pacific to serve in what position?
(a) Deck hand.
(b) Cook.
(c) Special operations.
(d) Fitness officer.

7. After Coach Wooden's first high-school coaching job, where did he move for his second high-school coaching job?
(a) Dayton.
(b) South Bend.
(c) Omaha.
(d) Los Angeles.

8. In what year did Coach Wooden move back to Indiana?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1930.

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

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

11. What did Coach Wooden always carry in his wallet?
(a) His player's names.
(b) A picture of his wife.
(c) Money.
(d) A note from his dad.

12. Coach Lambert also taught Coach Wooden to play his own game and let the opponents what?
(a) Figure it out.
(b) Follow.
(c) Worry about your next move.
(d) Lose.

13. When Walt Hazzard played in a game, he liked to stand out by doing which of the following?
(a) Scoring the majority of the points.
(b) Getting the rebounds.
(c) Fancy dribbling.
(d) Making three point shots.

14. How did Coach Wooden deal with players who stood up to him?
(a) He kicked the player off the team.
(b) He sent the player to his teammates.
(c) He tried to understand the player's point of view.
(d) He sent the player to the assistant coach.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Wooden supplement his income?

2. Before his senior year, who was Wooden recruited by?

3. Besides coaching at the high-school level, what class did Coach Wooden teach?

4. What did Coach Wooden's brother do to him as a child that make him very angry?

5. Coach Wooden's father told his to "drink deeply from good books, especially ..."

(see the answer keys)

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