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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From watching whom did Wooden learn about life?
(a) His brothers.
(b) His wife.
(c) His grade school teachers.
(d) His parents.

2. Wooden states that when people get too caught up in believing they will "always" win, they stop doing what?
(a) Being good friends.
(b) Getting into trouble.
(c) Preparing to succeed.
(d) Celebrating their successes.

3. What does Wooden say most people are "whether they know it or not"?
(a) A failure.
(b) A genius.
(c) A role model.
(d) A hero.

4. What does Wooden believe gives you a greater sense of achievement once it's been faced?
(a) A worthy opponent.
(b) Death.
(c) Broken limbs.
(d) Failure.

5. How does Wooden feel about "pressure" when it comes to coaching a team?
(a) He finds it to be a sign of failure.
(b) He doesn't remark about pressure.
(c) He finds it difficult to deal with.
(d) He finds it to be valuable.

6. Wooden has several brothers. What profession do they all choose?
(a) They all became lawyers.
(b) They all became teachers.
(c) They all became doctors.
(d) They all became accountants.

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

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

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

10. What does Wooden believe will happen if you don't work as hard as you can toward a life goal?
(a) You will never achieve what you want to achieve.
(b) Someone else will attain the goal.
(c) He'll find you wherever you are and give you a "talking to."
(d) It will all work out in the end.

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

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

13. Wooden becomes a teacher instead of doing what?
(a) Becoming a lawyer.
(b) Going to college.
(c) Engineering.
(d) Playing ball.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden call himself?

2. How does Wooden feel about his players who went on to do something else than become professional ball players?

3. What does Wooden say will create success in any person's life?

4. How many times has Wooden been married?

5. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?

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