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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. When Wooden discusses players who have been on his various teams, he is giving them what?
(a) A piece of his mind, especially for those he didn't like.
(b) Recognition for their achievements even though no one knows them.
(c) A chance to write their own books now that he has given them a lead-in.
(d) A chance to be part of history.

2. How does Wooden feel about his family?
(a) He feels sad when he thinks about them.
(b) He doesn't talk much about them.
(c) He gets annoyed with them easily.
(d) He loves them very much.

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

4. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Peace.
(c) Pain.
(d) A new beginning.

5. Wooden says you can't do what like someone else?
(a) Teach like someone else.
(b) Think like someone else.
(c) Dribble a ball like someone else.
(d) Be like someone else.

Short Answer Questions

1. For Wooden, the final score is not as important as ...

2. Wooden feels that people can never reach what state?

3. What year was Wooden born?

4. Wooden thinks that people should follow their what?

5. What does Wooden believe gives you a greater sense of achievement once it's been faced?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe John and Nellie Wooden's marriage.

4. How does Wooden feel about the players who didn't become famous as opposed to the ones who did become famous?

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

6. How does Wooden approach each day?

7. Why doesn't Wooden become a basketball player himself?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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