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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?
(a) Pain.
(b) A new beginning.
(c) Peace.
(d) Happiness.

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

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

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

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

7. 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) The first concern of someone who wants to earn success.
(c) Is a problem for a lot of people.
(d) Isn't necessary if you have mentors to guide you.

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

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

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

11. Wooden thinks that people should follow their what?
(a) Hearts.
(b) Minds.
(c) Friends.
(d) Bliss.

12. Wooden thinks that accepting money for endorsements could potentially be what?
(a) Illegal.
(b) Immoral.
(c) Profitable.
(d) Stupid.

13. What does Wooden think of people trying to achieve goals that will or could harm themselves?
(a) He is against it.
(b) He is for it.
(c) He thinks it's the sign of a successful player.
(d) He feels it's a part of life.

14. Wooden feels that people can never reach what state?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Fairness.
(d) Perfection.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden says he wanted his relationship with his players to be the same as the relationship he experienced with whom?

2. Where was Wooden born?

3. Where does Wooden feel personal glory comes into play when it comes to being on a team?

4. Wooden wants people to struggle to do what?

5. When does Wooden feel that success can be dangerous?

(see the answer keys)

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