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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Wooden talks about a player thinking more about the team than about himself, Wooden illustrates the idea of what?
(a) Peer pressure.
(b) Failure.
(c) Sacrifice.
(d) Timidity.

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

3. How many times has Wooden been married?
(a) Twice.
(b) Eight times.
(c) Once.
(d) Three times.

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

5. How does Wooden feel about his players who went on to do something else than become professional ball players?
(a) He thinks they didn't try as hard as his other players.
(b) He wishes they had been able to achieve more and feels sorry for them.
(c) He thinks much less of them than he does of his other players.
(d) He is just as proud of them as he is of his other players.

6. Who does Wooden think are kids' greatest teachers?
(a) Their coaches.
(b) Their friends.
(c) Their school teachers.
(d) Their parents.

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

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

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

10. During Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden talks about the contributions of whom?
(a) His mentors.
(b) His many players over the years.
(c) His wife and children.
(d) His parents.

11. How does Wooden want his players and kids to think of him?
(a) He wants them to fear him.
(b) He wants them to devote time to doing what he wants them to do.
(c) He wants them to please him.
(d) He wants them to think he's a hero.

12. The poems Wooden adds to "Wooden" achieve what goal?
(a) They serve no particular purpose.
(b) They illustrate his thoughts.
(c) They give the reader a break.
(d) They tell the reader what's coming next.

13. Wooden thinks of himself mainly as a what?
(a) Mentor.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Husband.
(d) Coach.

14. What does Wooden seem to hold as the highest standard of his success?
(a) His team.
(b) His mentoring.
(c) His father.
(d) His family.

15. What president does Wooden admire?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden quote throughout "Wooden"?

2. Throughout Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden continues to emphasize his love for whom?

3. Wooden's father tells him to see each day as what?

4. Wooden makes a distinction between passion and what emotion?

5. Wooden feels that the 16th president's life represents one of what?

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