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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 do the opposite of what's expected of them.
(b) He feels those players should try to live up to the other person's expectations.
(c) He feels those players should be motivated by what people say.
(d) He feels those players shouldn't listen to what people say about them.

3. What two elements does Wooden say are the "mortar" keeping his physical representation of success together?
(a) Faith and charity.
(b) Patience and faith.
(c) Hope and faith.
(d) Faith and talent.

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

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

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

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

8. How does Wooden handle his players when they've done something well or correctly?
(a) He says nothing.
(b) He tells their parents.
(c) He praises them.
(d) He has the team applaud for them.

9. How does Wooden make sure his players push the other team to their limit?
(a) By learning martial arts.
(b) By doing daily meditations.
(c) By being in top physical shape.
(d) By having a strong spiritual side.

10. Wooden describes knowing and being comfortable with yourself as what?
(a) Poise.
(b) Unnecessary.
(c) Eagerness.
(d) Talent.

11. What does Wooden try to do with his players' internal prides?
(a) Help them grow.
(b) Learn from them.
(c) Get rid of them.
(d) Keep them intact.

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

13. Why does Wooden feel that a leader cannot ONLY make suggestions or express opinions?
(a) He has to also make decisions.
(b) He will be seen as a dictator.
(c) He won't be able to teach anyone to think for themselves.
(d) His suggestions and opinions won't be taken seriously.

14. In terms of his players' priorities, what rank does Wooden give to "social interaction"?
(a) Second priority.
(b) Fourth priority.
(c) Third priority.
(d) Fifth priority.

15. How does Wooden describe "team spirit"?
(a) Loving the crowd's cheers.
(b) Thinking of others.
(c) Being in control.
(d) Being able to interview with reporters.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden says that you can have what on the lives of those you instruct?

2. What does Wooden say about the criticism he has received?

3. Wooden ends "Wooden" with a poem that seems to be a reminder of his love for what?

4. How long does Wooden say it took to come up with all his "blocks" to success?

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

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