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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Not all of Wooden's players become what?
(a) Coaches.
(b) Fathers.
(c) Famous.
(d) Rich.

4. What does Wooden want from his father?
(a) His father's intelligence.
(b) His father's approval.
(c) His father's inheritance.
(d) His father's Bible.

5. When Wooden decides to continue his education, it is so he could do what?
(a) Learn to play an instrument.
(b) Teach students.
(c) Marry Nellie.
(d) Get out of his house.

6. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?
(a) You'll pay for it later in life.
(b) You'll feel even better about it.
(c) You'll be seen as lucky.
(d) It will be worth less to you.

7. Wooden feels that strong support in a family results in what?
(a) A fun life.
(b) Great ball players.
(c) Better-adjusted children.
(d) Kids who want to break away from their parents.

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

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

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

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

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

13. Wooden says he wanted his relationship with his players to be the same as the relationship he experienced with whom?
(a) His wife.
(b) His father.
(c) His brothers.
(d) His teachers.

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

15. What role does Wooden feel the media has played in teams' winning and losing?
(a) He thinks that the media has finally struck a nice balance in their coverage.
(b) He thinks the media has made it harder to be a "loser."
(c) He thinks the media highlights winners just enough.
(d) He believes that the media doesn't talk enough about the losers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Wooden becomes a teacher instead of doing what?

3. What are the names of Wooden's parents?

4. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?

5. Wooden states that many of his players were never given what?

(see the answer keys)

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