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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Wooden believe is necessary to properly prepare for any task?
(a) A good role model.
(b) Money.
(c) Patience.
(d) Understanding.

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

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

4. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?
(a) He tries not to let the championship wins go to his head.
(b) He uses the medals to encourage him to do more things with his life.
(c) He loves talking and reminiscing about the championships he won.
(d) He tries not to think about the championships because the memories are too painful.

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

6. The three blocks placed between the first two in Wooden's diagram are: friendship, loyalty, and what?
(a) Innovation.
(b) Idealism.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Determination.

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

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

9. The secondary layer of Wooden's diagram of reaching success includes which two elements?
(a) Realism and Pessimism.
(b) Love and hope.
(c) Alertness and initiative.
(d) Greed and faith.

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

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

12. Three elements that strongly influenced Wooden's ideas on success are his faith, ideas on morality, and what?
(a) Grade school teachers.
(b) Personal achievements.
(c) Family.
(d) UCLA.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a UCLA player's first priority (according to Wooden)?

2. How does Wooden describe "self satisfaction"?

3. Why does Wooden feel that a leader cannot ONLY make suggestions or express opinions?

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

5. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?

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