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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 be willing to follow anyone who will lead.
(d) A person should never follow someone else.

5. Wooden describes knowing and being comfortable with yourself as what?
(a) Unnecessary.
(b) Eagerness.
(c) Talent.
(d) Poise.

6. How does Wooden feel about players who get average grades?
(a) He feels that the players aren't putting forth any effort.
(b) He feels that there is nothing wrong with getting an average grade if you've done your best.
(c) He thinks the players shouldn't be allowed to play until their grades improve.
(d) He believes that his players get average grades to get negative attention from parents and teachers.

7. What does Wooden say about his wife, Nellie, at the end of "Wooden"?
(a) He doesn't bring up Nellie at the end, only his father.
(b) He believes God will call him home to her.
(c) He thanks her for her love.
(d) He says he's moved on and will marry again.

8. Three constants throughout Wooden's life are his love for his wife, his respect/love for his father, and what?
(a) His thoughts on UCLA.
(b) His faith.
(c) His unhappiness with the regular Olympics.
(d) His desire to make money.

9. 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.

10. What does Wooden seem to think of his skills as a basketball tactician?
(a) He thinks he's average.
(b) He thinks he's terrible.
(c) He thinks he's successful.
(d) He thinks he's great.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Wooden says "being fair" doesn't mean what?

4. In Wooden's opinion, "[b]eing aware of the things that will influence your situation" is described as what?

5. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?

(see the answer keys)

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