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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Wooden says you can't do what like someone else?
(a) Teach like someone else.
(b) Dribble a ball like someone else.
(c) Think like someone else.
(d) Be like someone else.

4. How long were John and Nellie Wooden married?
(a) About 8 years.
(b) Less than 50 years.
(c) Less than 5 years.
(d) More than 50 years.

5. Wooden's father tells him to see each day as what?
(a) Something that will soon be gone.
(b) Something special.
(c) Something undeserved.
(d) Something to get over with.

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

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

8. Wooden loves what sport, though it isn't the prime drive of his life?
(a) Hockey.
(b) Basketball.
(c) Running.
(d) Football.

9. What kind of haircut does Wooden make his UCLA players wear?
(a) Dreadlocks.
(b) Long hair.
(c) Short hair.
(d) Shaved head.

10. Wooden believes every person who wants to succeed must be willing to pay what?
(a) On time.
(b) The price.
(c) The bills.
(d) The piper.

11. Wooden believes many people know what they want but they aren't willing to what?
(a) Do what it takes.
(b) Talk about their dreams.
(c) Spend money on mentors.
(d) Tell others what they want.

12. What does it mean when an athlete gets an endorsement offer?
(a) The athlete is asked to join a new team.
(b) The athlete is asked to become a coach.
(c) The athlete is asked to resign from the sport.
(d) The athlete is asked to support a product or service.

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

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

15. Wooden feels that strong support in a family results in what?
(a) Better-adjusted children.
(b) Great ball players.
(c) A fun life.
(d) Kids who want to break away from their parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?

2. What does Wooden say about the Olympics?

3. Wooden says his parents worked without what?

4. Wooden's talk about an American president suggests that Wooden has studied what subject?

5. Throughout his life, Wooden has always loved what, thanks to his father?

(see the answer keys)

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