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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Wooden say once said that he, "Learned something from everyone he met"?
(a) Wooden's father.
(b) A grade school teacher.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) Wooden's brother.

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

3. 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 going to be a good teacher someday.
(d) Knowing that you're on your way to success.

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

5. Wooden says "being fair" doesn't mean what?
(a) Everyone gets lots of money.
(b) Everyone wins the game.
(c) Everyone is your friend.
(d) Everyone is treated the same.

6. What is at the center of Wooden's schematic of success?
(a) Talent.
(b) Skill.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Greed.

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

8. Wooden ends "Wooden" with a poem that seems to be a reminder of his love for what?
(a) His children.
(b) Literature.
(c) His players.
(d) His father.

9. How does Wooden make sure his players push the other team to their limit?
(a) By being in top physical shape.
(b) By learning martial arts.
(c) By doing daily meditations.
(d) By having a strong spiritual side.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Why does Wooden want his players' feet to be tough?
(a) So they can play barefoot in the warmer months.
(b) So they can outrun the other teams.
(c) So they can handle running drills.
(d) So they can handle stopping, starting, and pivoting.

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

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

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

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