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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Wooden served in the military in Georgia, what was his duty?
(a) To teach enlisted men how to play basketball.
(b) To enter data received from the war front.
(c) To account for liquor.
(d) To teach classes in physical fitness.

2. In what year did Coach Wooden enlist in the military?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1928.

3. According to Coach Wooden, Coach Lambert coached based on what?
(a) The plays made by the opposing team.
(b) The ability of his players.
(c) The moves he learned as a player.
(d) The playbook provided to him.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who loaned Wooden some money for his wedding?

2. Where was freshman player Kenny Washington from?

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

4. In what year did Wooden start college?

5. Where was Coach Wooden's first college coaching job?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, where did Coach meet Nellie and why did he like her?

2. Why didn't Coach Wooden and Nellie have enough money for the wedding they had planned?

3. What caused Coach Wooden to enlist in the military?

4. Describe how Coach Wooden learned to play basketball as a child.

5. Why didn't Coach Wooden seek a career as a professional basketball player?

6. Explain Coach Lambert's coaching philosophy.

7. Describe Keith Erickson.

8. In Chapter 1, Coach Wooden removes Walt Hazzard from several games for showing off. Why is showing off a negative thing?

9. In Chapter 1, Coach Wooden says that Jack Hirsch was a bully, but he later realized Jack was lacking in confidence. Why do people who lack confidence sometimes bully?

10. Explain Coach Wooden's duties and pay when he got his first high-school coaching job in Dayton.

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