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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Coach Wooden decide to go to the NAIA tournament his second year at ISU when he had refused his first year?
(a) Because Nellie pointed out that it would help his career.
(b) Because he felt that his team was ready to win.
(c) Because his team begged him to let them attend.
(d) Because they now allowed both black and white players.

2. Why did Coach Wooden require his players to wear the same practice uniform every time they practiced?
(a) To get used to playing in jerseys.
(b) To promote unity.
(c) To easily set up scrimmage games.
(d) To decrease rivalry between teammates.

3. In what year did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announce he would play for UCLA?
(a) 1964.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1967.

4. In the majority of games, what percentage did Kareem shoot?
(a) 30%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 100%.
(d) 80%.

5. What did Coach Wooden say about new comer Sidney Wicks the first year he played?
(a) He was instrumental in winning the next title.
(b) He could not live up to Kareem's skill level.
(c) He was like a son to him.
(d) He was too cocky to be successful.

6. While on vacation, what did Coach Wooden decide to give up for good?
(a) Eating junk food.
(b) Smoking.
(c) Swearing.
(d) Gambling.

7. According to Coach Wooden, what did Kareem have in addition to great basketball skills?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) A great sense of humor.
(c) A lot of money.
(d) People skills.

8. What college besides UCLA did Coach Wooden consider after coaching at ISU?
(a) Penn State.
(b) Minnesota.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Alabama.

9. Coach Wooden emphasizes that players are only as good as their what?
(a) Worse shot.
(b) Practice habits.
(c) Feet.
(d) Attitude.

10. What did Coach Wooden want his players to believe the worse punishment was?
(a) Being kicked off the team.
(b) Being banned from practice.
(c) Being banned from a game.
(d) Watching from the bench, but not being allowed to play.

11. What did Coach Wooden develop to teach his ideas of success?
(a) John Wooden's Coaching Success Manual.
(b) John Wooden's Pyramid of Success.
(c) John Wooden's Sucess Model.
(d) John Wooden's Ten Steps to Success.

12. From whom did Coach Wooden learn his managerial skills?
(a) Frank Leahy.
(b) Nellie.
(c) Walter Alston.
(d) His father.

13. Regardless of the outcome of a game, it was important to Coach Wooden that his players do what?
(a) Come to practice the next day.
(b) Keep control of their emotions.
(c) Wait in the locker room until Coach Wooden arrived.
(d) Shake hands with the other team.

14. If Coach Wooden's players lost, what were they not allowed to do?
(a) Be hard on themselves.
(b) Hang their heads.
(c) Hug each other.
(d) Leave the locker room until he spoke with them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Kareem joined the team, what was Coach Wooden working towards?

2. What was Coach Wooden's job at First Christian Church in Santa Monica?

3. Why didn't Coach Wooden sell his ideas of success like many people urged him to do?

4. Coach Wooden teaches his players it isn't what you do, it's...?

5. What were the facilities like at UCLA?

(see the answer keys)

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