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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 feels that they shouldn't have talked about those things in public but should have dealt with them in private.
(c) He thinks they were crybabies.
(d) He says he always tried to listen to them.

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

6. Wooden says people shouldn't be afraid to do what?
(a) Succeed.
(b) Love one another.
(c) Step outside of their comfort zones.
(d) Fail.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Why does Wooden want his players to have zero creases in their socks?
(a) So they learn to listen to him.
(b) So they look uniform on the court.
(c) He doesn't give an explanation.
(d) So they don't get blisters.

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

14. Why does Wooden feel that a leader cannot ONLY make suggestions or express opinions?
(a) He won't be able to teach anyone to think for themselves.
(b) He has to also make decisions.
(c) His suggestions and opinions won't be taken seriously.
(d) He will be seen as a dictator.

15. How does Wooden think people should feel about the work they do?
(a) They should love their work.
(b) They should get through their work as quickly as possible.
(c) They should work without sleep or food.
(d) They should always be perfect.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wooden describe "team spirit"?

2. For Wooden (in terms of his success schematic), skill goes hand in hand with what?

3. How does Wooden refer to his method of making sure his team is in better physical condition than their opponents?

4. How long does Wooden say it took to come up with all his "blocks" to success?

5. When Wooden retired, he told his team what?

(see the answer keys)

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