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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Wooden's players may be seen as role models, but he doesn't want them to be thought of as what?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Mentors.
(c) Dads.
(d) Heroes.

3. In terms of his players' priorities, what rank does Wooden give to "social interaction"?
(a) Second priority.
(b) Third priority.
(c) Fourth priority.
(d) Fifth priority.

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

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

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

7. Though Wooden doesn't like all of his players, he does feel what way about them?
(a) He cares about them.
(b) He wants them to appreciate him.
(c) He wants them to make a living in basketball.
(d) He wants them to get at least a 3.0 GPA.

8. Wooden says being a coach is akin to being a what?
(a) Son.
(b) Father.
(c) Best friend.
(d) Leader.

9. For Wooden, success in a game is what?
(a) A money-making opportunity for a team and coach.
(b) Not the final score.
(c) Practically impossible to achieve.
(d) The only goal.

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

11. Sometimes, players who had things going on in their lives wanted Wooden to do what?
(a) Give them leniency during training.
(b) Help them with those problems.
(c) Allow them to get out of playing basketball.
(d) Pay for their way home.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Wooden handle his players when they've done something well or correctly?

3. What shape does Wooden use to visually describe "success"?

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

5. How does Wooden describe "team spirit"?

(see the answer keys)

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