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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 kind of character does Wooden suggest people should always have?
(a) A pessimistic one.
(b) A positive one.
(c) A prudent one.
(d) A pragmatic one.

2. Wooden doesn't want his children to worry that they have done what?
(a) Driven him to sadness.
(b) Been selfish.
(c) Disappoint him.
(d) Taken too much time away from coaching.

3. Where was Wooden born?
(a) New York City, New York.
(b) Los Angeles, California.
(c) Hall, Indiana.
(d) Martinsville, Indiana.

4. Wooden makes a connection between getting a gold medal (i.e., in the Olympics) and getting what?
(a) Tired.
(b) Fame.
(c) Money.
(d) Fired.

5. Wooden believes that working toward a goal (aka, the "destination") should be what?
(a) Is a problem for a lot of people.
(b) Isn't necessary if you have mentors to guide you.
(c) The last concern of someone who wants to earn success.
(d) The first concern of someone who wants to earn success.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which people in Wooden's life influence his decisions?

2. Why does Wooden choose an American president to explain his views on what he believes a successful person can/should be?

3. What does Wooden believe will come if you try anything?

4. When Wooden loses Nellie, he finds what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Wooden describe his parents?

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

7. For whom does Wooden show great respect during Part 1 of "Wooden"?

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

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

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

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