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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. Throughout his life, Wooden has always loved what, thanks to his father?
(a) Music.
(b) Art.
(c) Literature.
(d) Fame.

2. How does Wooden feel about his players who went on to do something else than become professional ball players?
(a) He thinks they didn't try as hard as his other players.
(b) He wishes they had been able to achieve more and feels sorry for them.
(c) He thinks much less of them than he does of his other players.
(d) He is just as proud of them as he is of his other players.

3. Wooden makes a distinction between passion and what emotion?
(a) Fear.
(b) Love.
(c) Hate.
(d) Adulation.

4. Wooden says he ran his basketball team like he ran his what?
(a) Career.
(b) Car.
(c) Household.
(d) Errands.

5. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?
(a) You'll pay for it later in life.
(b) It will be worth less to you.
(c) You'll be seen as lucky.
(d) You'll feel even better about it.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?

2. What family member does Wooden talk the most about during Part 1 of "Wooden"?

3. Wooden believes everyone should constantly put forth what each day?

4. Wooden believes that in order to be successful, you do not have to have what?

5. Wooden believes that the goals in life are the same as the goals in what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Wooden think working toward a goal should be a first concern for someone who wants to be successful?

4. For Wooden, personal glory comes second to what?

5. For Wooden, "success" isn't defined by money or fame. How is it described?

6. Why does Wooden disagree with the Webster's dictionary term for success?

7. How does Wooden compare the Special Olympics to the regular Olympics?

8. Why does Wooden make his team members have the same hair cut and uniform?

9. Describe John and Nellie Wooden's marriage.

10. What does Wooden think happens to a person who becomes "infected" by success?

(see the answer keys)

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