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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Wooden say that team players have to feel about themselves?
(a) That they can all be teachers.
(b) That they can go on to get tons of money.
(c) That they can join the NBA.
(d) That they've accomplished something.

2. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?
(a) A sociopath.
(b) A dictator.
(c) A fascist.
(d) A monster.

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

4. What advice does Wooden give on "following" others?
(a) A person should be willing to follow anyone who will lead.
(b) A person should be careful about who he follows.
(c) A person should follow only those who have money.
(d) A person should never follow someone else.

5. What two things doesn't Wooden suggest a coach use to lead his team?
(a) Drama and denial.
(b) Violence and anger.
(c) Fun and laughter.
(d) Fear and disgust.

6. How does Wooden feel about the spirit of the game of basketball?
(a) He thinks the spirit has changed dramatically.
(b) He feels strongly about it.
(c) He feels like it's not as important as winning.
(d) He thinks it's overrated.

7. When Wooden is critical of his players, he is critical because he feels how about them?
(a) He cares about them.
(b) He wants them to remember "who's boss."
(c) He doesn't want them getting "too big for their britches."
(d) He thinks they are taking advantage of him.

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

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

10. How often does Wooden believe people can do their best?
(a) Very rarely.
(b) Every time.
(c) Once in a while.
(d) More often than not.

11. When Wooden discusses conditioning, he says that it is all-inclusive, involving the moral, physical, and what?
(a) Mental.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Judgmental.
(d) Faith.

12. How does Wooden handle his players' weaknesses?
(a) He partners them with a stronger player.
(b) He expects them to work on those weaknesses themselves.
(c) He makes fun of them.
(d) He helps them overcome them.

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

14. What are the first "two blocks" (aka, the "base") of success that Wooden describes?
(a) Fame and glory.
(b) Discipline and respect.
(c) Self-control and alertness.
(d) Industriousness and enthusiasm.

15. Wooden says being a coach is akin to being a what?
(a) Best friend.
(b) Father.
(c) Son.
(d) Leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wooden feel punishment of players should be handled?

2. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?

3. What type of coach doesn't Wooden seem to like?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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