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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Wooden ends "Wooden" with a poem that seems to be a reminder of his love for what?
(a) Literature.
(b) His father.
(c) His players.
(d) His children.

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

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

6. What does Wooden seem to think of his skills as a basketball tactician?
(a) He thinks he's great.
(b) He thinks he's successful.
(c) He thinks he's average.
(d) He thinks he's terrible.

7. Wooden teaches his players but he also does what?
(a) Prays with them.
(b) Learns from them.
(c) Gives them dinner every Sunday.
(d) Takes them home to their families.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Wooden says that you can have what on the lives of those you instruct?
(a) An impact.
(b) No meaningful changes.
(c) A moneymaking opportunity.
(d) Little input.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A willingness to work hard is termed by Wooden as what?

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

3. Wooden describes knowing and being comfortable with yourself as what?

4. When things don't turn out as we want them to, Wooden suggests that we rely on what?

5. How does Wooden make sure his players push the other team to their limit?

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