They Call Me Coach Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What took Wooden away from his home in 1943?

2. Coach Lambert taught his players movement by design instead of what?

3. Why did Wooden stay a coach when he could have earned much more money as a professional player?

4. Where did Wooden attend college?

5. How did Wooden feel about money as a high-school student?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What caused Coach Wooden to take his first college teaching position?

3. In Chapter 8, Coach Wooden says that coaches can sometimes be subconsciously influenced by their players. What does he mean by this?

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

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

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

7. Did Fred Slaughter respect Coach Wooden?

8. How did Coach Wooden feel about money?

9. Describe Wooden's relationship with his high-school coach Glenn Curtis.

10. In Chapter 1, did Coach Wooden made the right decision by pulling Fred Slaughter from the championship game?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Coach Wooden received many honors towards the end of his career.

Part 1) Describe the honors that Coach Wooden receives and give your opinion as to whether or not he deserved those honors.

Part 2) Write about what it means to be "basketball coach emeritus at UCLA."

Essay Topic 2

Coach Wooden describes the importance of being a role model for young people. He uses this idea many times in his coaching.

Part 1) Write a brief description of what it means to be a role model.

Part 2) Write about times when Coach Wooden was a good role model. Use examples from the book.

Part 3) Write about times when Coach Wooden was not a good role model. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

In the book, the theme of unity on a team is repeated several times.

Part 1) Write about how Coach Wooden would build unity on his teams. Use specific examples from the book.

Part 2) Write about the benefits of learning unity and what other areas of life the lesson of unity can be applied to.

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