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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Wooden say parents of his players would sometimes come to him?
(a) They wanted to thank him for all he was doing for their kids.
(b) They were upset because their children weren't making high grades.
(c) They wanted to get his advice on parenting.
(d) They wanted to know if they could help coach the team.

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

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

4. A willingness to work hard is termed by Wooden as what?
(a) Silly.
(b) Faith.
(c) Industriousness.
(d) Hope.

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

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

7. The three blocks placed between the first two in Wooden's diagram are: friendship, loyalty, and what?
(a) Determination.
(b) Idealism.
(c) Innovation.
(d) Cooperation.

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

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

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

11. How does Wooden feel about players who get average grades?
(a) He believes that his players get average grades to get negative attention from parents and teachers.
(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 feels that the players aren't putting forth any effort.

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

13. When Wooden retired, he told his team what?
(a) He didn't want to be around them any more.
(b) He felt too tired to go on.
(c) He was ashamed of them.
(d) It was time to move on with his life.

14. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?
(a) It is the act of someone who isn't serious about his or her work.
(b) It is the act of winning.
(c) It is the act of enjoying what you are doing.
(d) It is the act of being funny.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden defines "intentness" as what?

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

3. Why does Wooden want his players to have zero creases in their socks?

4. For Wooden, success in a game is what?

5. Wooden's players may be seen as role models, but he doesn't want them to be thought of as what?

(see the answer keys)

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