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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Wooden handle his players' weaknesses?
(a) He expects them to work on those weaknesses themselves.
(b) He makes fun of them.
(c) He partners them with a stronger player.
(d) He helps them overcome them.

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

4. What does Wooden say that team players have to feel about themselves?
(a) That they can all be teachers.
(b) That they can join the NBA.
(c) That they can go on to get tons of money.
(d) That they've accomplished something.

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

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

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

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

9. What does Wooden say about the criticism he has received?
(a) He likes it because it means he's beaten someone else.
(b) He tries to retaliate against those who criticize him.
(c) He tries not to let it hurt his feelings.
(d) He feels it's just part of being a good coach.

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

11. What are the first "two blocks" (aka, the "base") of success that Wooden describes?
(a) Discipline and respect.
(b) Self-control and alertness.
(c) Fame and glory.
(d) Industriousness and enthusiasm.

12. How does Wooden feel punishment of players should be handled?
(a) In public.
(b) On the court.
(c) In private.
(d) In a room with the player's parents.

13. Wooden says "being fair" doesn't mean what?
(a) Everyone is treated the same.
(b) Everyone is your friend.
(c) Everyone wins the game.
(d) Everyone gets lots of money.

14. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?
(a) He loves talking and reminiscing about the championships he won.
(b) He uses the medals to encourage him to do more things with his life.
(c) He tries not to think about the championships because the memories are too painful.
(d) He tries not to let the championship wins go to his head.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden says being a coach is akin to being a what?

2. How does Wooden handle his players when they've done something well or correctly?

3. When Wooden is critical of his players, he is critical because he feels how about them?

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

5. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?

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