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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. Why does John and Nellie Wooden's marriage end?
(a) John left Nellie.
(b) John died.
(c) They were divorced.
(d) Nellie died.

2. What does Wooden think will happen if a person has goals that he or she cannot reach?
(a) It will make the person work harder to prove everyone wrong.
(b) The goals will actually be reached because nothing is really impossible.
(c) The person will become an inspiration to all those around him/her.
(d) The person won't think there is any use in trying to reach them.

3. Why does Wooden choose an American president to explain his views on what he believes a successful person can/should be?
(a) Because he can't figure anyone else to discuss.
(b) He doesn't want to keep talking about his father.
(c) Because the president is a well-known figure.
(d) He is encouraged to do so by his co-author.

4. What does Wooden believe will happen if you don't work as hard as you can toward a life goal?
(a) It will all work out in the end.
(b) He'll find you wherever you are and give you a "talking to."
(c) Someone else will attain the goal.
(d) You will never achieve what you want to achieve.

5. Wooden suggests that people shouldn't work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what?
(a) Your dreams.
(b) Yesterday.
(c) The past.
(d) Today.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden believes every person who wants to succeed must be willing to pay what?

2. How does Wooden feel about "pressure" when it comes to coaching a team?

3. What does Wooden believe is greater than failure?

4. Wooden describes his marriage how?

5. Wooden thinks that accepting money for endorsements could potentially be what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe John and Nellie Wooden's marriage.

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

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

7. Why does Wooden make his team members have the same hair cut and uniform?

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

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

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

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