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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 about the criticism he has received?
(a) He feels it's just part of being a good coach.
(b) He likes it because it means he's beaten someone else.
(c) He tries not to let it hurt his feelings.
(d) He tries to retaliate against those who criticize him.

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

3. How does Wooden feel about his time spent at UCLA?
(a) He is glad he won so many championships.
(b) He hated it.
(c) He enjoyed it.
(d) He thought it was boring.

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

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

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

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

8. How does Wooden describe "team spirit"?
(a) Loving the crowd's cheers.
(b) Being able to interview with reporters.
(c) Being in control.
(d) Thinking of others.

9. Joshua Wooden and what other person are the influences on Wooden's physical representation of success?
(a) Mr. Shidler.
(b) His team players.
(c) His mother.
(d) Kareem Abdul-Jabar.

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

11. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?
(a) A monster.
(b) A dictator.
(c) A sociopath.
(d) A fascist.

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

13. What does Wooden believe the worst punishment of a person would be?
(a) Taking away the person's chance at playing during a game.
(b) Taking away the opportunity to work hard toward achieving goals.
(c) Taking away the person's pride.
(d) Taking away any medals or honors the person has won.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the source of Wooden's beliefs on his theories about students getting average grades?

2. Why does Wooden want his players' feet to be tough?

3. What two elements does Wooden say are the "mortar" keeping his physical representation of success together?

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

5. What does Wooden say about his players' lives and problems?

(see the answer keys)

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