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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Wooden states that many of his players were never given what?
(a) Proper recognition.
(b) A good review from sports journalists.
(c) The ball during the game.
(d) A break from reporters.

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

6. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?
(a) Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
(b) Steve Jamison.
(c) Joshua Wooden.
(d) Nellie Wooden.

7. What role does Wooden feel the media has played in teams' winning and losing?
(a) He believes that the media doesn't talk enough about the losers.
(b) He thinks the media has made it harder to be a "loser."
(c) He thinks the media highlights winners just enough.
(d) He thinks that the media has finally struck a nice balance in their coverage.

8. Wooden believes everyone should constantly put forth what each day?
(a) Faith.
(b) Family.
(c) Extra effort.
(d) Ideas.

9. Why does Wooden choose an American president to explain his views on what he believes a successful person can/should be?
(a) He doesn't want to keep talking about his father.
(b) Because he can't figure anyone else to discuss.
(c) Because the president is a well-known figure.
(d) He is encouraged to do so by his co-author.

10. What organization does Wooden support?
(a) The American Cancer Society.
(b) The Humane Society.
(c) Special Olympics.
(d) The American Heart Association.

11. Wooden says he ran his basketball team like he ran his what?
(a) Errands.
(b) Household.
(c) Car.
(d) Career.

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

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

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

15. Wooden isn't paid large amounts of money to do what?
(a) Coach.
(b) Be on a Wheaties cereal box.
(c) Become a sportscaster.
(d) Write his book.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden says you can't do what like someone else?

2. How long were John and Nellie Wooden married?

3. Not all of Wooden's players become what?

4. Wooden often uses what his father taught him while he was growing up to help whom?

5. Wooden says you should feel what emotion when you give something your all?

(see the answer keys)

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