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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What types of things would Wooden never do?
(a) Anything that involves poetry.
(b) Anything that doesn't make money.
(c) Anything immoral or illegal.
(d) Anything that isn't UCLA related.

2. When does Wooden feel that success can be dangerous?
(a) If someone never achieves it.
(b) If someone takes it too much to heart.
(c) If someone is jealous of others.
(d) If someone gets too much of it.

3. Wooden believes that working toward a goal (aka, the "destination") should be what?
(a) The last concern of someone who wants to earn success.
(b) Is a problem for a lot of people.
(c) The first concern of someone who wants to earn success.
(d) Isn't necessary if you have mentors to guide you.

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

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

6. Wooden suggests that people shouldn't work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what?
(a) Yesterday.
(b) Your dreams.
(c) Today.
(d) The past.

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

8. What does Wooden think will happen if a person has goals that he or she cannot reach?
(a) It will make the person work harder to prove everyone wrong.
(b) The goals will actually be reached because nothing is really impossible.
(c) The person won't think there is any use in trying to reach them.
(d) The person will become an inspiration to all those around him/her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden states that many of his players were never given what?

2. What does Wooden quote throughout "Wooden"?

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

4. Wooden feels the goal to reach perfection is what?

5. Wooden has several brothers. What profession do they all choose?

(see the answer keys)

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