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

2. What does Wooden want from his father?
(a) His father's approval.
(b) His father's intelligence.
(c) His father's inheritance.
(d) His father's Bible.

3. When Wooden talks about a player thinking more about the team than about himself, Wooden illustrates the idea of what?
(a) Timidity.
(b) Failure.
(c) Peer pressure.
(d) Sacrifice.

4. Wooden thinks that accepting money for endorsements could potentially be what?
(a) Profitable.
(b) Illegal.
(c) Stupid.
(d) Immoral.

5. How does Wooden feel about his players who became famous as opposed to his players who didn't become famous?
(a) He feels the same about them.
(b) He thinks that the famous ones were far more naturally gifted in terms of their athleticism.
(c) He thinks the famous ones worked harder.
(d) He thinks the ones who didn't become famous were actually bigger successes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Wooden feel personal glory comes into play when it comes to being on a team?

3. Wooden feels that strong support in a family results in what?

4. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?

5. When Wooden decides to continue his education, it is so he could do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Wooden describe his parents?

10. Why does Wooden believe you shouldn't compare yourself to someone else?

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