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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What question would Coach Wooden never answer?
(a) Who was your best player?
(b) How much money do you make?
(c) What are your secrets to success?
(d) Who was your favorite player?

2. Who did Coach Wooden not discuss as one of the most influential people in his life?
(a) His mother.
(b) His coach at Purdue.
(c) His father.
(d) His high school coach.

3. Coach Wooden's pastor used to be his what?
(a) Teammate at Purdue.
(b) Classmate in Martinsville.
(c) Player at ISU.
(d) Player at South Bend.

4. Coach Wooden believes that no coach should be trusted with the responsibility of a team unless he is what?
(a) Ready to accept losing as much as winning.
(b) Ready to disciple when necessary.
(c) Spiritually strong.
(d) An excellent player himself.

5. In a game, what did Coach Wooden never want his team to do first?
(a) Make a foul.
(b) Call a time out.
(c) Make a three point throw.
(d) Score.

6. What is Coach Wooden's basic idea of success?
(a) Peace of mind in knowing you did your best.
(b) Earning enough money to do what you want in life.
(c) Doing better than you did in the past.
(d) Meeting all your predetermined goals.

7. Why did Coach Wooden say that assistant coaches are so important?
(a) They were players themselves not too long ago.
(b) They were another set of eyes.
(c) They spend more one-on-one time with the players.
(d) They worked more for the love of the game then for money.

8. Why didn't Coach Wooden sell his ideas of success like many people urged him to do?
(a) He couldn't find a publisher.
(b) He wanted to use them solely for the teams he coached.
(c) He wanted to leave them to his children.
(d) He wanted them to be used as a teaching tool.

9. What state did Kareem come from in order to play for UCLA?
(a) Indiana.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) New York.

10. How did Coach Wooden learn to treat his players from LA Dodgers manager Walter Alston?
(a) Like bears.
(b) Like doves.
(c) Like scorpions.
(d) Like lions.

11. What were the facilities like at UCLA?
(a) There were none.
(b) State of the art.
(c) In poor condition.
(d) Average.

12. According to Coach Wooden, what is it possible for a player to gain?
(a) Individual stardom and team success.
(b) A perfect practice record.
(c) A perfect foul shot record.
(d) Four consecutive titles.

13. As Coach Wooden's children grew up and had their own children, what did they make sure they still did?
(a) Attend all their father's games.
(b) Spend Sunday afternoons together.
(c) Get together for Christmas.
(d) Eat dinner together every Friday.

14. Why did Coach Wooden try to get out of his contract with UCLA?
(a) He did not like the other coaches.
(b) His family wanted to move back to Indiana.
(c) To accept a position as an assistant coach of a professional team.
(d) To accept a lucrative offer at Purdue.

15. According to coach, when are 90% of basketball games won?
(a) By half time.
(b) In the first ten minutes.
(c) In the last five seconds.
(d) In the first quarter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Coach Wooden choose UCLA as the second college to coach at?

2. How did Coach Wooden always try to end practice?

3. When did Coach Wooden start searching for his own definition of success?

4. What major change did Coach Wooden make in his practices that improved the team's NCAA finals.?

5. In 1966, where did the UCLA team start playing?

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