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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden says that confidence is something that can only occur after what?
(a) The person is ready to have it bestowed upon him or her by a mentor.
(b) The individual plays a sport.
(c) The person has a good role model.
(d) The blocks below it are put into practice.

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

3. For Wooden, success in a game is what?
(a) Practically impossible to achieve.
(b) Not the final score.
(c) A money-making opportunity for a team and coach.
(d) The only goal.

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

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

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

7. Though Wooden doesn't like all of his players, he does feel what way about them?
(a) He wants them to get at least a 3.0 GPA.
(b) He cares about them.
(c) He wants them to appreciate him.
(d) He wants them to make a living in basketball.

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

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 doesn't allow his players to have social lives at school.
(c) He brings his team together.
(d) He brings the parents to every game.

10. The way Wooden treats his players is similar to the way a man treats his what?
(a) Himself.
(b) Family.
(c) Job.
(d) Pets.

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

12. What shape does Wooden use to visually describe "success"?
(a) A hexagon.
(b) A pyramid.
(c) A triangle.
(d) A box.

13. At the top of Wooden's schematic are confidence and what?
(a) Talent.
(b) Poise.
(c) Ability.
(d) Routineness.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Three elements that strongly influenced Wooden's ideas on success are his faith, ideas on morality, and what?

2. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?

3. How does Wooden feel about his time spent at UCLA?

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

5. What are the first "two blocks" (aka, the "base") of success that Wooden describes?

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