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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does John and Nellie Wooden's marriage end?
(a) John left Nellie.
(b) Nellie died.
(c) They were divorced.
(d) John died.

2. Wooden suggests that people shouldn't focus on their what?
(a) Faults.
(b) Education.
(c) Bank accounts.
(d) Families.

3. Wooden believes that in order to be successful, you do not have to have what?
(a) Lots of free time.
(b) Material possessions.
(c) Stocks and bonds.
(d) A big family.

4. Wooden believes every person who wants to succeed must be willing to pay what?
(a) The piper.
(b) The price.
(c) On time.
(d) The bills.

5. Wooden becomes a teacher instead of doing what?
(a) Engineering.
(b) Going to college.
(c) Playing ball.
(d) Becoming a lawyer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden believes that if people try to be the best they can be, they will achieve what?

2. Wooden loves what sport, though it isn't the prime drive of his life?

3. What does Wooden say his father read to the family regularly?

4. From watching whom did Wooden learn about life?

5. Not all of Wooden's players become what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Wooden's primary love is not basketball. What is it?

2. How does Wooden feel about athletes taking money for endorsements?

3. How does Wooden use poetry throughout "Wooden"?

4. Describe Wooden's philosophy of "perfection."

5. What does Wooden believe can happen if a person focuses too much on success?

6. What is the basic focus of the beginning of the book "Wooden"?

7. How does Wooden's father's "teaching" personality carry over into his sons?

8. Why does Wooden call himself a "realistic optimist"?

9. What is Wooden's caution when it comes to finding your "bliss"?

10. Why does Wooden believe that hopes and dreams are not enough to succeed?

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