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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?
(a) Competitive opportunity.
(b) Competitive grace.
(c) Competitive style.
(d) Competitive greatness.

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

3. 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.

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

5. What happens to UCLA students who make social interactions their first priorities?
(a) They lose Wooden's empathy.
(b) They no longer play basketball.
(c) They get kicked out of school immediately.
(d) They don't get any media spotlight.

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

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

8. How much of a person's job does Wooden believe a person should be able to do?
(a) At least a little of it.
(b) Most of it.
(c) All of it.
(d) As much of it as he or she can.

9. How does Wooden refer to his method of making sure his team is in better physical condition than their opponents?
(a) Social justice.
(b) Physiological warfare.
(c) May the best win.
(d) The art of war.

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

11. How long does Wooden say it took to come up with all his "blocks" to success?
(a) One year.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Fourteen years.
(d) Twenty-one years.

12. What does Wooden say about his players' lives and problems?
(a) He thinks they were crybabies.
(b) He says that they were not very big in the scheme of things.
(c) He feels that they shouldn't have talked about those things in public but should have dealt with them in private.
(d) He says he always tried to listen to them.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden say that team players have to feel about themselves?

2. Wooden says that confidence is something that can only occur after what?

3. What is one element of Wooden's definition of success?

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

5. Throughout his career, what percentage of Wooden's players received their diplomas?

(see the answer keys)

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