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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Wooden say about players who believe they will win or lose based on what people say about them?
(a) He feels those players should try to live up to the other person's expectations.
(b) He feels those players should be motivated by what people say.
(c) He feels those players should do the opposite of what's expected of them.
(d) He feels those players shouldn't listen to what people say about them.

2. What is one element of Wooden's definition of success?
(a) Peace of mind.
(b) Arrogance.
(c) Good looks.
(d) Good grades.

3. What does Wooden say that discipline is?
(a) Punishment.
(b) Fruitless.
(c) Improvement.
(d) Loyalty.

4. Why does Wooden say parents of his players would sometimes come to him?
(a) They wanted to thank him for all he was doing for their kids.
(b) They wanted to get his advice on parenting.
(c) They wanted to know if they could help coach the team.
(d) They were upset because their children weren't making high grades.

5. The secondary layer of Wooden's diagram of reaching success includes which two elements?
(a) Love and hope.
(b) Greed and faith.
(c) Alertness and initiative.
(d) Realism and Pessimism.

6. Wooden says when you take initiative, there are times when what may happen?
(a) You may fail.
(b) You may make a profit.
(c) You may make a fool of yourself.
(d) You may make enemies.

7. Who is the source of Wooden's beliefs on his theories about students getting average grades?
(a) His mother.
(b) His players.
(c) His brothers.
(d) His father.

8. In Wooden's opinion, "[b]eing aware of the things that will influence your situation" is described as what?
(a) Alertness.
(b) Keenness.
(c) Manipulation.
(d) Cluelessness.

9. What does Wooden say about the criticism he has received?
(a) He feels it's just part of being a good coach.
(b) He tries to retaliate against those who criticize him.
(c) He tries not to let it hurt his feelings.
(d) He likes it because it means he's beaten someone else.

10. What is a UCLA player's first priority (according to Wooden)?
(a) To earn honors.
(b) To play basketball.
(c) To snag a good job.
(d) To get an education.

11. What does Wooden believe is necessary to properly prepare for any task?
(a) A good role model.
(b) Patience.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Money.

12. How does Wooden feel punishment of players should be handled?
(a) In a room with the player's parents.
(b) On the court.
(c) In private.
(d) In public.

13. How much of a person's job does Wooden believe a person should be able to do?
(a) At least a little of it.
(b) Most of it.
(c) All of it.
(d) As much of it as he or she can.

14. Why does Wooden want his players to have zero creases in their socks?
(a) So they look uniform on the court.
(b) So they don't get blisters.
(c) He doesn't give an explanation.
(d) So they learn to listen to him.

15. Who does Wooden say once said that he, "Learned something from everyone he met"?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) A grade school teacher.
(c) Wooden's father.
(d) Wooden's brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden teaches his players but he also does what?

2. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?

3. What does Wooden seem to think of his skills as a basketball tactician?

4. Joshua Wooden and what other person are the influences on Wooden's physical representation of success?

5. What does Wooden ensure about every player's shoes?

(see the answer keys)

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