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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Sometimes, players who had things going on in their lives wanted Wooden to do what?
(a) Give them leniency during training.
(b) Allow them to get out of playing basketball.
(c) Pay for their way home.
(d) Help them with those problems.

6. Why does Wooden want his players to have zero creases in their socks?
(a) So they look uniform on the court.
(b) He doesn't give an explanation.
(c) So they learn to listen to him.
(d) So they don't get blisters.

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

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

9. Aside from sharing a knowledge of the game, how does Wooden help his team win?
(a) He makes his team play harder than the other team.
(b) He brings his team together.
(c) He doesn't allow his players to have social lives at school.
(d) He brings the parents to every game.

10. Why does Wooden want his players' feet to be tough?
(a) So they can play barefoot in the warmer months.
(b) So they can outrun the other teams.
(c) So they can handle running drills.
(d) So they can handle stopping, starting, and pivoting.

11. A willingness to work hard is termed by Wooden as what?
(a) Hope.
(b) Industriousness.
(c) Faith.
(d) Silly.

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

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

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

15. Wooden feels that no matter what you're aiming to do, every person must be what?
(a) Happy.
(b) Conditioned.
(c) Strong.
(d) Talented.

Short Answer Questions

1. Joshua Wooden and what other person are the influences on Wooden's physical representation of success?

2. Where is "competitive greatness" in Wooden's visual representation of success?

3. For Wooden, success in a game is what?

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

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

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