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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. When does Wooden say he knew it was time for him to retire?
(a) When his wife Nellie passed away.
(b) When he didn't enjoy hearing his players' problems anymore.
(c) When he dreaded talking to the press about an upcoming championship game.
(d) When his players stopped trying.

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

4. Wooden defines "intentness" as what?
(a) Thoroughness.
(b) Optimism.
(c) Determination.
(d) Belief in something.

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

6. What type of coach doesn't Wooden seem to like?
(a) A dictator style coach.
(b) A democratic coach.
(c) A fascist coach.
(d) A lenient coach.

7. How does Wooden refer to his method of making sure his team is in better physical condition than their opponents?
(a) The art of war.
(b) Physiological warfare.
(c) May the best win.
(d) Social justice.

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

9. What does Wooden ensure about every player's shoes?
(a) That they are the correct size.
(b) That they have a thick sole.
(c) That they are clean at all times.
(d) That they look uniform to everyone else's shoes.

10. 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.

11. How does Wooden handle his players when they've done something well or correctly?
(a) He tells their parents.
(b) He says nothing.
(c) He has the team applaud for them.
(d) He praises them.

12. 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.

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

14. Who is the source of Wooden's beliefs on his theories about students getting average grades?
(a) His players.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His brothers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In terms of his players' priorities, what rank does Wooden give to "social interaction"?

2. What are the first "two blocks" (aka, the "base") of success that Wooden describes?

3. What does Wooden say about the criticism he has received?

4. How does Wooden describe "team spirit"?

5. What does Wooden say about players who believe they will win or lose based on what people say about them?

(see the answer keys)

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