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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Wooden feel about his family?
(a) He feels sad when he thinks about them.
(b) He loves them very much.
(c) He gets annoyed with them easily.
(d) He doesn't talk much about them.

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

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

5. Not all of Wooden's players become what?
(a) Fathers.
(b) Famous.
(c) Coaches.
(d) Rich.

6. What year was Wooden born?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1900.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1920.

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

8. What are the names of Wooden's parents?
(a) John and Roxie.
(b) John and Nellie.
(c) Joshua and Nellie.
(d) Joshua and Roxie.

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

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

11. When Wooden discusses players who have been on his various teams, he is giving them what?
(a) A piece of his mind, especially for those he didn't like.
(b) A chance to be part of history.
(c) Recognition for their achievements even though no one knows them.
(d) A chance to write their own books now that he has given them a lead-in.

12. What family member does Wooden talk the most about during Part 1 of "Wooden"?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His brothers.

13. How does Wooden describe the way his parents worked?
(a) He says they didn't work enough.
(b) He says they worked quickly.
(c) He says they worked too much.
(d) He says they worked hard.

14. Throughout Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden continues to emphasize his love for whom?
(a) His team.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His wife.

15. Wooden feels that a person should never do what?
(a) Go to the Olympics.
(b) Become a coach and teacher.
(c) Cut corners.
(d) Try to work out every day.

Short Answer Questions

1. What role does Wooden feel the media has played in teams' winning and losing?

2. When Wooden talks about a player thinking more about the team than about himself, Wooden illustrates the idea of what?

3. Wooden believes that the goals in life are the same as the goals in what?

4. Wooden isn't paid large amounts of money to do what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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