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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden believes many people know what they want but they aren't willing to what?
(a) Talk about their dreams.
(b) Tell others what they want.
(c) Do what it takes.
(d) Spend money on mentors.

2. What does Wooden say about the Olympics?
(a) He wishes he could have gone to the Olympics.
(b) He says it's the highest honor an athlete can receive.
(c) He feels it's not as "honest" as the Special Olympics.
(d) He tries to go to the Olympics every four years.

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

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

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

6. Wooden believes that the goals in life are the same as the goals in what?
(a) Basketball.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Friendship.

7. Wooden seems to have a lot of respect for whom?
(a) His mentors.
(b) His family.
(c) His players.
(d) All these answers are correct.

8. Wooden thinks of himself mainly as a what?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Coach.
(c) Husband.
(d) Mentor.

9. What year was Wooden born?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1930.

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

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

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

13. What kind of character does Wooden suggest people should always have?
(a) A pragmatic one.
(b) A pessimistic one.
(c) A positive one.
(d) A prudent one.

14. Wooden says you should feel what emotion when you give something your all?
(a) Fear.
(b) Exhaustion.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Happiness.

15. Wooden loves what sport, though it isn't the prime drive of his life?
(a) Basketball.
(b) Football.
(c) Hockey.
(d) Running.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden thinks a person's goals should be difficult to achieve but not what?

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

3. What does Wooden say his father read to the family regularly?

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

5. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?

(see the answer keys)

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