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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) Broken limbs.
(b) Death.
(c) A worthy opponent.
(d) Failure.

2. Wooden believes every person who wants to succeed must be willing to pay what?
(a) On time.
(b) The piper.
(c) The bills.
(d) The price.

3. Wooden often uses what his father taught him while he was growing up to help whom?
(a) All of these answers.
(b) Himself.
(c) His players.
(d) His family.

4. During Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden talks about the contributions of whom?
(a) His parents.
(b) His mentors.
(c) His wife and children.
(d) His many players over the years.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What Webster's dictionary word definition does Wooden disagree with?

2. What does Wooden call himself?

3. Where was Wooden born?

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

5. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Wooden want his players to want to please him rather than wanting them to be afraid of disappointing him?

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

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

8. Wooden believes that the media has made winning different. Why?

9. Describe John and Nellie Wooden's marriage.

10. Describe how Wooden feels about the concept of "role models"?

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