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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Wooden's players may be seen as role models, but he doesn't want them to be thought of as what?
(a) Mentors.
(b) Heroes.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Dads.

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

4. Wooden says people shouldn't be afraid to do what?
(a) Love one another.
(b) Step outside of their comfort zones.
(c) Succeed.
(d) Fail.

5. What does Wooden say about his players' lives and problems?
(a) He says that they were not very big in the scheme of things.
(b) He feels that they shouldn't have talked about those things in public but should have dealt with them in private.
(c) He thinks they were crybabies.
(d) He says he always tried to listen to them.

6. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?
(a) It is the act of enjoying what you are doing.
(b) It is the act of someone who isn't serious about his or her work.
(c) It is the act of winning.
(d) It is the act of being funny.

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

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

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

10. How long does Wooden say it took to come up with all his "blocks" to success?
(a) One year.
(b) Twenty-one years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Fourteen years.

11. Wooden believes something is not worth working toward if you are not willing to be what to it?
(a) Loyal.
(b) Persistent.
(c) Greedy.
(d) Loving.

12. How does Wooden refer to his method of making sure his team is in better physical condition than their opponents?
(a) The art of war.
(b) May the best win.
(c) Social justice.
(d) Physiological warfare.

13. How does Wooden feel about his time spent at UCLA?
(a) He is glad he won so many championships.
(b) He thought it was boring.
(c) He hated it.
(d) He enjoyed it.

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

15. When does Wooden say he knew it was time for him to retire?
(a) When his wife Nellie passed away.
(b) When his players stopped trying.
(c) When he dreaded talking to the press about an upcoming championship game.
(d) When he didn't enjoy hearing his players' problems anymore.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wooden feel about the spirit of the game of basketball?

2. In Wooden's opinion, "[b]eing aware of the things that will influence your situation" is described as what?

3. Though Wooden doesn't like all of his players, he does feel what way about them?

4. What shape does Wooden use to visually describe "success"?

5. Sometimes, players who had things going on in their lives wanted Wooden to do what?

(see the answer keys)

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