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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 chance to be part of history.
(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 piece of his mind, especially for those he didn't like.

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

3. Wooden's talk about an American president suggests that Wooden has studied what subject?
(a) History.
(b) Mathematics.
(c) War.
(d) Sociology.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long were John and Nellie Wooden married?

2. What does Wooden believe will happen if you don't work as hard as you can toward a life goal?

3. Throughout Part 2 of "Wooden," Wooden continues to emphasize his love for whom?

4. What does Wooden say his father read to the family regularly?

5. Wooden believes that to achieve success, a person must have what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What block is at the top of Wooden's pyramid of success? What does it mean?

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

5. How does Wooden describe his tactical knowledge when it comes to basketball?

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

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

8. How does Wooden approach each day?

9. How does Wooden use poetry in Part 2 of "Wooden" to show he loves his father?

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

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