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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden believes that if people try to be the best they can be, they will achieve what?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Fame.
(c) Power.
(d) Success.

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

3. Wooden believes that in order to be successful, you do not have to have what?
(a) Stocks and bonds.
(b) Lots of free time.
(c) Material possessions.
(d) A big family.

4. How long were John and Nellie Wooden married?
(a) Less than 50 years.
(b) About 8 years.
(c) More than 50 years.
(d) Less than 5 years.

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

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

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

8. What are the names of Wooden's parents?
(a) Joshua and Nellie.
(b) John and Nellie.
(c) John and Roxie.
(d) Joshua and Roxie.

9. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?
(a) Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
(b) Joshua Wooden.
(c) Nellie Wooden.
(d) Steve Jamison.

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

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

12. Wooden makes a connection between getting a gold medal (i.e., in the Olympics) and getting what?
(a) Money.
(b) Tired.
(c) Fired.
(d) Fame.

13. 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) Because the president is a well-known figure.
(c) He doesn't want to keep talking about his father.
(d) Because he can't figure anyone else to discuss.

14. Who does Wooden think are kids' greatest teachers?
(a) Their coaches.
(b) Their friends.
(c) Their school teachers.
(d) Their parents.

15. Wooden believes every person who wants to succeed must be willing to pay what?
(a) The bills.
(b) On time.
(c) The piper.
(d) The price.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What role does Wooden feel the media has played in teams' winning and losing?

3. What does Wooden call himself?

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

5. Wooden states that when people get too caught up in believing they will "always" win, they stop doing what?

(see the answer keys)

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