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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. How does Wooden feel about his time spent at UCLA?
(a) He enjoyed it.
(b) He is glad he won so many championships.
(c) He thought it was boring.
(d) He hated it.

2. What does Wooden believe the worst punishment of a person would be?
(a) Taking away the person's pride.
(b) Taking away the person's chance at playing during a game.
(c) Taking away any medals or honors the person has won.
(d) Taking away the opportunity to work hard toward achieving goals.

3. What happens to UCLA students who make social interactions their first priorities?
(a) They get kicked out of school immediately.
(b) They no longer play basketball.
(c) They lose Wooden's empathy.
(d) They don't get any media spotlight.

4. Sometimes, players who had things going on in their lives wanted Wooden to do what?
(a) Help them with those problems.
(b) Allow them to get out of playing basketball.
(c) Pay for their way home.
(d) Give them leniency during training.

5. Wooden ends "Wooden" with a poem that seems to be a reminder of his love for what?
(a) His players.
(b) His father.
(c) Literature.
(d) His children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden says "being fair" doesn't mean what?

2. What type of person does Wooden say motivates by fear of discipline?

3. What does Wooden try to do with his players' internal prides?

4. For Wooden, success in a game is what?

5. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What three blocks are located between the first two blocks that Wooden describes when defining his pyramid of success? What do all five blocks make up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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