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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. For Wooden (in terms of his success schematic), skill goes hand in hand with what?
(a) Natural talent.
(b) Team spirit.
(c) Good parents.
(d) A likable personality.

2. Three elements that strongly influenced Wooden's ideas on success are his faith, ideas on morality, and what?
(a) UCLA.
(b) Grade school teachers.
(c) Family.
(d) Personal achievements.

3. Why does Wooden say parents of his players would sometimes come to him?
(a) They wanted to know if they could help coach the team.
(b) They wanted to get his advice on parenting.
(c) They wanted to thank him for all he was doing for their kids.
(d) They were upset because their children weren't making high grades.

4. For Wooden, success in a game is what?
(a) Practically impossible to achieve.
(b) The only goal.
(c) Not the final score.
(d) A money-making opportunity for a team and coach.

5. Wooden says people shouldn't be afraid to do what?
(a) Fail.
(b) Succeed.
(c) Step outside of their comfort zones.
(d) Love one another.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wooden say about "enthusiasm"?

2. Though Wooden doesn't like all of his players, he does feel what way about them?

3. Wooden believes something is not worth working toward if you are not willing to be what to it?

4. Wooden says that confidence is something that can only occur after what?

5. What does Wooden say about players who believe they will win or lose based on what people say about them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three priorities (in order of importance) Wooden feels every UCLA player should keep in mind?

2. Despite the fact that Wooden doesn't like all his players, how does he treat them?

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

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

5. What does Wooden say about coaches that win through violence and anger?

6. Why does Wooden place a high importance on being a coach/teacher in terms of the coach-player relationship?

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

8. How do Wooden's beliefs regarding morality affect the way he's put his pyramid of success together?

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

10. What are the two blocks that Wooden uses to introduce his image of a pyramid to his readers?

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