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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What took Wooden away from his home in 1943?
(a) Another job.
(b) An offer to play professional basketball.
(c) World War II.
(d) A family crisis.

3. How did Doug McIntosh feel when Coach Wooden pulled him from the championship game?
(a) He was depressed because his family came to watch him.
(b) He was angry because he didn't get to play.
(c) He was mad at his fellow teammates.
(d) He was happy because the team won.

4. When the Wooden family moved to Martinsville, what did Coach Wooden's father do for a living?
(a) He gave massages.
(b) He taught at Coach's school.
(c) He worked at a restaurant.
(d) He was a farmer.

5. What does Wooden say that many coaches and players develop during their career?
(a) Family problems.
(b) Health problems.
(c) Superstitions.
(d) Bad habits.

6. How did Nellie and Wooden celebrate after their wedding ceremony?
(a) They went to an expensive hotel.
(b) They moved into their apartment.
(c) They went to dinner and dancing.
(d) They went to dinner and a concert.

7. Many of the players on Wooden's first college team has also been what?
(a) Players on his high-school team.
(b) Raised on a farm.
(c) Married at a young age.
(d) Players on the college baseball team.

8. Coach Wooden's father told his to "drink deeply from good books, especially ..."
(a) His college textbooks.
(b) The bible.
(c) His basketball play book.
(d) The dictionary,

9. How did Wooden feel about money as a high-school student?
(a) He spent everything he made.
(b) He did not have money in high school.
(c) He worked hard for it and managed it well.
(d) He was mad because he had to give it all to his father.

10. What does Coach Wooden say a coach often feels about his players?
(a) He feels like they are family.
(b) He feels like they are prideful.
(c) He feels like they are too time consuming.
(d) He feels like they are the number one priority.

11. What signal did Coach Wooden give to Nellie before each game when he was a coach?
(a) He whistled at her.
(b) He introduced her to the crowd.
(c) He waved at her with his rolled up program.
(d) He winked at her.

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

13. What prevented Wooden from fulfilling his position in the South Pacific?
(a) An appendectomy.
(b) A new assignment.
(c) A broken arm.
(d) Nellie's sickness.

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

15. 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 thought Coach Curtis was disrespectful to the players.
(c) He didn't like the way Coach Curtis ran practice.
(d) He didn't agree with Coach Curtis' game philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden learned that students who do what, can get free tuition?

2. Which player did Coach Wooden discover was lacking in confidence?

3. After Coach Wooden's first high-school coaching job, where did he move for his second high-school coaching job?

4. Because of an incident between Coach Wooden and his brother as children, what did he vow never to do?

5. How did Coach Wooden deal with players who stood up to him?

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