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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What moment does Coach Wooden refer to as "the peak" of his career?
(a) Watching Walt Hazzard score the winning basket at a champanionship game.
(b) A conversation he has with Fred Slaughter after a game.
(c) Making it to the NCAA championship game for the first time.
(d) Receiving his job at UCLA.

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

4. How did Wooden save up money so he and Nellie could get married?
(a) He sold his car.
(b) He took extra shifts waiting tables.
(c) He played pro basketball.
(d) He worked in the athletic department.

5. Where was Wooden's first high-school coaching job?
(a) Martinsville High School.
(b) Dayton High School.
(c) Springfield High School.
(d) South Bend High School.

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

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

8. 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) Making three point shots.
(c) Fancy dribbling.
(d) Getting the rebounds.

9. During many games, Coach Wooden told Jack Hirsch to stop acting like a what?
(a) Child.
(b) Show-off.
(c) Star.
(d) Bully.

10. In what year did Wooden start college?
(a) 1928.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1940.

11. In Coach's favorite poem, "They Ask Me Why I Teach," what was the answer to the author's question?
(a) Where else could I find more splendid company?
(b) Where else could I influence young people?
(c) Where else could I spend so much time with children.
(d) Where else could I help children learn?

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Coach Wooden's family move to Martinsville?

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

3. Coach Wooden's father told him to make each day what?

4. What did Coach Wooden's high-school coach prohibit his players from doing during basketball season?

5. What promise did Coach Wooden make to Eddie, a young member of his South Bend team?

(see the answer keys)

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