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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 seems to have a lot of respect for whom?
(a) His family.
(b) His mentors.
(c) All these answers are correct.
(d) His players.

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

3. What organization does Wooden support?
(a) The American Heart Association.
(b) The Humane Society.
(c) The American Cancer Society.
(d) Special Olympics.

4. When does Wooden feel that success can be dangerous?
(a) If someone never achieves it.
(b) If someone gets too much of it.
(c) If someone is jealous of others.
(d) If someone takes it too much to heart.

5. What does Wooden say most people are "whether they know it or not"?
(a) A genius.
(b) A failure.
(c) A hero.
(d) A role model.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps John Wooden write "Wooden"?

2. Wooden becomes a teacher instead of doing what?

3. What does Wooden think will happen if a person has goals that he or she cannot reach?

4. When Wooden talks about a player thinking more about the team than about himself, Wooden illustrates the idea of what?

5. Wooden says his parents worked without what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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