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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden feels that a person should never do what?
(a) Try to work out every day.
(b) Cut corners.
(c) Go to the Olympics.
(d) Become a coach and teacher.

2. Who does Wooden believe had a better definition of success than the one in Webster's dictionary?
(a) One of his students.
(b) Himself.
(c) His wife.
(d) His father.

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

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

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

6. Wooden feels the goal to reach perfection is what?
(a) Not important.
(b) Futile.
(c) Important.
(d) Somewhat important.

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

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

9. Throughout Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden continues to emphasize his love for whom?
(a) His wife.
(b) His father.
(c) His team.
(d) His mother.

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

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

12. 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 person won't think there is any use in trying to reach them.
(c) The goals will actually be reached because nothing is really impossible.
(d) The person will become an inspiration to all those around him/her.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Wooden feel about his players who became famous as opposed to his players who didn't become famous?

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

4. How does Wooden want his players and kids to think of him?

5. What Webster's dictionary word definition does Wooden disagree with?

(see the answer keys)

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