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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 person has a good role model.
(c) The individual plays a sport.
(d) The blocks below it are put into practice.

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

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

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

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

7. 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 terrible.
(d) He thinks he's average.

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

9. Wooden says being a coach is akin to being a what?
(a) Father.
(b) Best friend.
(c) Son.
(d) Leader.

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

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

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

13. What does Wooden say that discipline is?
(a) Improvement.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Fruitless.
(d) Loyalty.

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

15. What is one element of Wooden's definition of success?
(a) Good grades.
(b) Good looks.
(c) Arrogance.
(d) Peace of mind.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sometimes, players who had things going on in their lives wanted Wooden to do what?

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

3. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?

4. Three constants throughout Wooden's life are his love for his wife, his respect/love for his father, and what?

5. What advice does Wooden give on "following" others?

(see the answer keys)

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