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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Wooden decides to continue his education, it is so he could do what?
(a) Marry Nellie.
(b) Teach students.
(c) Get out of his house.
(d) Learn to play an instrument.

2. Wooden believes that if people try to be the best they can be, they will achieve what?
(a) Fame.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Success.
(d) Power.

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

4. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?
(a) You'll feel even better about it.
(b) You'll pay for it later in life.
(c) You'll be seen as lucky.
(d) It will be worth less to you.

5. What doesn't Wooden think has changed over the years?
(a) The need for fame.
(b) The terms in basketball.
(c) The desire to win.
(d) UCLA players.

6. Wooden often uses what his father taught him while he was growing up to help whom?
(a) Himself.
(b) His players.
(c) His family.
(d) All of these answers.

7. 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 feels the same about them.
(c) He thinks the ones who didn't become famous were actually bigger successes.
(d) He thinks that the famous ones were far more naturally gifted in terms of their athleticism.

8. Wooden thinks a person's goals should be difficult to achieve but not what?
(a) Fun.
(b) Impossible.
(c) Profitable.
(d) Desirable.

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

10. Which people in Wooden's life influence his decisions?
(a) His roommates.
(b) His mentors.
(c) Strangers he would talk to.
(d) The parents of players.

11. Wooden feels that people can never reach what state?
(a) Fairness.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Perfection.
(d) Illinois.

12. Wooden describes his marriage how?
(a) Sad.
(b) Unfulfilling.
(c) Successful.
(d) Horrible.

13. Where was Wooden born?
(a) Martinsville, Indiana.
(b) Hall, Indiana.
(c) Los Angeles, California.
(d) New York City, New York.

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

15. What Webster's dictionary word definition does Wooden disagree with?
(a) The one for coaching.
(b) The one for success.
(c) The one for failure.
(d) The one for teaching.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden quote throughout "Wooden"?

2. For Wooden, the final score is not as important as ...

3. Wooden suggests that people shouldn't focus on their what?

4. What does Wooden seem to hold as the highest standard of his success?

5. When does Wooden feel that success can be dangerous?

(see the answer keys)

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