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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 is critical of his players, he is critical because he feels how about them?
(a) He cares about them.
(b) He thinks they are taking advantage of him.
(c) He wants them to remember "who's boss."
(d) He doesn't want them getting "too big for their britches."

2. Wooden says that friendship is important even if you're not talking about being part of a what?
(a) Family.
(b) Team.
(c) Teaching circle.
(d) Class.

3. What does Wooden say about players who believe they will win or lose based on what people say about them?
(a) He feels those players shouldn't listen to what people say about them.
(b) He feels those players should try to live up to the other person's expectations.
(c) He feels those players should do the opposite of what's expected of them.
(d) He feels those players should be motivated by what people say.

4. Wooden defines "intentness" as what?
(a) Optimism.
(b) Thoroughness.
(c) Determination.
(d) Belief in something.

5. When does Wooden say he knew it was time for him to retire?
(a) When his wife Nellie passed away.
(b) When he dreaded talking to the press about an upcoming championship game.
(c) When he didn't enjoy hearing his players' problems anymore.
(d) When his players stopped trying.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Wooden's opinion, "[b]eing aware of the things that will influence your situation" is described as what?

2. Why does Wooden want his players to have zero creases in their socks?

3. When Wooden discusses conditioning, he says that it is all-inclusive, involving the moral, physical, and what?

4. How does Wooden feel about players who get average grades?

5. Wooden says that "team spirit" is something a person must be what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Wooden discuss his retirement from coaching during Part 3 of "Wooden"?

2. Wooden uses Abraham Lincoln to illustrate which of the four blocks that are at the second level of his pyramid of success? Why?

3. Why doesn't Wooden believe that a leader should motivate with fear of discipline?

4. Where does winning come into place in Wooden's pyramid of success?

5. What are three ways that Wooden makes sure his players are ready for "physiological warfare"?

6. What are the four blocks that are at the second level of Wooden's pyramid of success?

7. How does Wooden end "Wooden"?

8. When it comes to winning championships, what two things does Wooden keep in mind?

9. Aside from the center block on Wooden's pyramid of success, what other blocks are in the middle row?

10. What elements make up the "mortar" of Wooden's pyramid of success? Why does he choose these elements?

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