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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. For Wooden (in terms of his success schematic), skill goes hand in hand with what?
(a) Good parents.
(b) Natural talent.
(c) Team spirit.
(d) A likable personality.

4. At the top of Wooden's schematic are confidence and what?
(a) Routineness.
(b) Talent.
(c) Poise.
(d) Ability.

5. Throughout his career, what percentage of Wooden's players received their diplomas?
(a) 95 percent.
(b) 90 percent.
(c) 100 percent.
(d) 50 percent.

6. How does Wooden feel now that he's no longer coaching at UCLA?
(a) He feels it was just a moment in time.
(b) He feels sad about it.
(c) He tries not to think about it.
(d) He feels overjoyed about it.

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

8. When things don't turn out as we want them to, Wooden suggests that we rely on what?
(a) Faith.
(b) His book, "Wooden."
(c) His physical representation of success.
(d) A mentor's guidance.

9. What does Wooden say a coach has to do for his team?
(a) Win every game.
(b) Convince them to work toward the same goal.
(c) Get them as much money as possible.
(d) Earn tons of sponsorships.

10. Wooden says that friendship is important even if you're not talking about being part of a what?
(a) Team.
(b) Teaching circle.
(c) Family.
(d) Class.

11. How does Wooden describe "self satisfaction"?
(a) Knowing that you're on the way to making lots of money.
(b) Knowing that you're on your way to success.
(c) Knowing that you're going to be a good teacher someday.
(d) Knowing you've done the best you could to be the best you can be.

12. What does Wooden believe the worst punishment of a person would be?
(a) Taking away the opportunity to work hard toward achieving goals.
(b) Taking away the person's chance at playing during a game.
(c) Taking away any medals or honors the person has won.
(d) Taking away the person's pride.

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

14. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?
(a) He loves talking and reminiscing about the championships he won.
(b) He uses the medals to encourage him to do more things with his life.
(c) He tries not to think about the championships because the memories are too painful.
(d) He tries not to let the championship wins go to his head.

15. What happens to UCLA students who make social interactions their first priorities?
(a) They don't get any media spotlight.
(b) They get kicked out of school immediately.
(c) They lose Wooden's empathy.
(d) They no longer play basketball.

Short Answer Questions

1. The secondary layer of Wooden's diagram of reaching success includes which two elements?

2. Why does Wooden want his players' feet to be tough?

3. How does Wooden feel about players who get average grades?

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

5. Three elements that strongly influenced Wooden's ideas on success are his faith, ideas on morality, and what?

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