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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Wooden says what about the thought of himself dying?
(a) He's fascinated by the thought.
(b) He's not ready to die.
(c) He's worried on Judgment Day.
(d) He's not afraid.

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

7. Wooden makes a distinction between passion and what emotion?
(a) Love.
(b) Adulation.
(c) Hate.
(d) Fear.

8. Wooden describes his marriage how?
(a) Successful.
(b) Horrible.
(c) Sad.
(d) Unfulfilling.

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

10. What does Wooden say will create success in any person's life?
(a) Determination.
(b) Darkness.
(c) Desire.
(d) Details.

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

12. Wooden doesn't want his children to worry that they have done what?
(a) Taken too much time away from coaching.
(b) Disappoint him.
(c) Been selfish.
(d) Driven him to sadness.

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

14. Wooden seems to see every day as what?
(a) A time to mourn.
(b) A waste of time.
(c) One step closer to death.
(d) An opportunity to be a better person.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden believes many people know what they want but they aren't willing to what?

2. Which people in Wooden's life influence his decisions?

3. Wooden believes that working toward a goal (aka, the "destination") should be what?

4. The poems Wooden adds to "Wooden" achieve what goal?

5. Wooden wants people to struggle to do what?

(see the answer keys)

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