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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. When Wooden is critical of his players, he is critical because he feels how about them?
(a) He doesn't want them getting "too big for their britches."
(b) He thinks they are taking advantage of him.
(c) He cares about them.
(d) He wants them to remember "who's boss."

5. How does Wooden feel now that he's no longer coaching at UCLA?
(a) He tries not to think about it.
(b) He feels it was just a moment in time.
(c) He feels overjoyed about it.
(d) He feels sad about it.

6. Where is "competitive greatness" in Wooden's visual representation of success?
(a) At the bottom.
(b) In the middle.
(c) Toward the top.
(d) He doesn't include this in his diagram of success.

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

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

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

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

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

12. What two elements does Wooden say are the "mortar" keeping his physical representation of success together?
(a) Patience and faith.
(b) Faith and talent.
(c) Hope and faith.
(d) Faith and charity.

13. What does Wooden say about players who believe they will win or lose based on what people say about them?
(a) He feels those players should do the opposite of what's expected of them.
(b) He feels those players shouldn't listen to what people say about them.
(c) He feels those players should try to live up to the other person's expectations.
(d) He feels those players should be motivated by what people say.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?

2. Why does Wooden say parents of his players would sometimes come to him?

3. Wooden feels that no matter what you're aiming to do, every person must be what?

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

5. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?

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