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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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 not to let it hurt his feelings.
(c) He feels it's just part of being a good coach.
(d) He tries to retaliate against those who criticize him.

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

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

9. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?
(a) A monster.
(b) A dictator.
(c) A sociopath.
(d) A fascist.

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

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

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

13. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?
(a) Competitive style.
(b) Competitive opportunity.
(c) Competitive grace.
(d) Competitive greatness.

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

15. For Wooden (in terms of his success schematic), skill goes hand in hand with what?
(a) Team spirit.
(b) Natural talent.
(c) Good parents.
(d) A likable personality.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Wooden think people should feel about the work they do?

3. At the top of Wooden's schematic are confidence and what?

4. What type of coach doesn't Wooden seem to like?

5. What does Wooden believe the worst punishment of a person would be?

(see the answer keys)

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