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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden believes that to achieve success, a person must have what?
(a) Insight and education.
(b) Love and war.
(c) Family and friends.
(d) Hopes and dreams.

2. Why does John and Nellie Wooden's marriage end?
(a) John left Nellie.
(b) They were divorced.
(c) John died.
(d) Nellie died.

3. Wooden says what about the thought of himself dying?
(a) He's not ready to die.
(b) He's not afraid.
(c) He's worried on Judgment Day.
(d) He's fascinated by the thought.

4. What does Wooden call himself?
(a) A realistic pessimist.
(b) A realistic optimist.
(c) An optimistic coach.
(d) A pessimistic optimist.

5. What does Wooden believe will come if you try anything?
(a) Failure.
(b) Elation.
(c) Success.
(d) Exhaustion.

6. When does Wooden feel that success can be dangerous?
(a) If someone gets too much of it.
(b) If someone never achieves it.
(c) If someone takes it too much to heart.
(d) If someone is jealous of others.

7. What does Wooden say about the Olympics?
(a) He wishes he could have gone to the Olympics.
(b) He says it's the highest honor an athlete can receive.
(c) He tries to go to the Olympics every four years.
(d) He feels it's not as "honest" as the Special Olympics.

8. Wooden believes that the goals in life are the same as the goals in what?
(a) Basketball.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Teaching.

9. What does Wooden quote throughout "Wooden"?
(a) His teachers' thoughts.
(b) Poems.
(c) Bible verses.
(d) His wife's ideas.

10. Wooden wants people to struggle to do what?
(a) Become athletes.
(b) Believe in themselves.
(c) Marry their childhood sweethearts.
(d) Do better every day.

11. What does Wooden say his father read to the family regularly?
(a) The Bible.
(b) The newspaper.
(c) The comics.
(d) The sports section.

12. Wooden makes a connection between getting a gold medal (i.e., in the Olympics) and getting what?
(a) Fired.
(b) Fame.
(c) Money.
(d) Tired.

13. How does Wooden feel about his players who became famous as opposed to his players who didn't become famous?
(a) He thinks that the famous ones were far more naturally gifted in terms of their athleticism.
(b) He thinks the ones who didn't become famous were actually bigger successes.
(c) He feels the same about them.
(d) He thinks the famous ones worked harder.

14. Throughout his life, Wooden has always loved what, thanks to his father?
(a) Literature.
(b) Music.
(c) Art.
(d) Fame.

15. What does Wooden believe is greater than failure?
(a) Persistence.
(b) Patience.
(c) Practicality.
(d) Pride.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of things would Wooden never do?

2. Wooden believes that working toward a goal (aka, the "destination") should be what?

3. What does it mean when an athlete gets an endorsement offer?

4. What does Wooden say will create success in any person's life?

5. When Wooden discusses players who have been on his various teams, he is giving them what?

(see the answer keys)

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