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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. Wooden says he wanted his relationship with his players to be the same as the relationship he experienced with whom?
(a) His father.
(b) His wife.
(c) His brothers.
(d) His teachers.

2. What family member does Wooden talk the most about during Part 1 of "Wooden"?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His brothers.
(d) His uncle.

3. What does Wooden say his father read to the family regularly?
(a) The sports section.
(b) The Bible.
(c) The comics.
(d) The newspaper.

4. What does Wooden believe gives you a greater sense of achievement once it's been faced?
(a) Failure.
(b) A worthy opponent.
(c) Death.
(d) Broken limbs.

5. Not all of Wooden's players become what?
(a) Coaches.
(b) Famous.
(c) Rich.
(d) Fathers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of haircut does Wooden make his UCLA players wear?

2. What does Wooden believe is greater than failure?

3. How does Wooden feel about his players who became famous as opposed to his players who didn't become famous?

4. How does Wooden want his players and kids to think of him?

5. What does Wooden think of people trying to achieve goals that will or could harm themselves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What special bond does Wooden share with his father?

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

3. Why does Wooden run his basketball team like he runs his household?

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

5. Why do Wooden's brothers all become teachers?

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

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

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

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

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

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