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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Wooden want his players and kids to think of him?
(a) He wants them to please him.
(b) He wants them to fear him.
(c) He wants them to think he's a hero.
(d) He wants them to devote time to doing what he wants them to do.

4. What does Wooden call himself?
(a) A pessimistic optimist.
(b) A realistic pessimist.
(c) An optimistic coach.
(d) A realistic optimist.

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

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

7. When Wooden discusses players who have been on his various teams, he is giving them what?
(a) A chance to write their own books now that he has given them a lead-in.
(b) A chance to be part of history.
(c) Recognition for their achievements even though no one knows them.
(d) A piece of his mind, especially for those he didn't like.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. Wooden feels that a person should never do what?
(a) Cut corners.
(b) Become a coach and teacher.
(c) Try to work out every day.
(d) Go to the Olympics.

13. The poems Wooden adds to "Wooden" achieve what goal?
(a) They give the reader a break.
(b) They serve no particular purpose.
(c) They illustrate his thoughts.
(d) They tell the reader what's coming next.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?

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

3. Throughout his life, Wooden has always loved what, thanks to his father?

4. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?

5. Wooden believes that the goals in life are the same as the goals in what?

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