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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. Wooden feels that no matter what you're aiming to do, every person must be what?
(a) Happy.
(b) Conditioned.
(c) Talented.
(d) Strong.

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

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

4. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?
(a) He tries not to let the championship wins go to his head.
(b) He tries not to think about the championships because the memories are too painful.
(c) He loves talking and reminiscing about the championships he won.
(d) He uses the medals to encourage him to do more things with his life.

5. What two things doesn't Wooden suggest a coach use to lead his team?
(a) Drama and denial.
(b) Violence and anger.
(c) Fun and laughter.
(d) Fear and disgust.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wooden refer to his method of making sure his team is in better physical condition than their opponents?

2. In terms of his players' priorities, what rank does Wooden give to "social interaction"?

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

4. What does Wooden seem to think of his skills as a basketball tactician?

5. What does Wooden say about his wife, Nellie, at the end of "Wooden"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Wooden stress about listening to what people say about you? What example does he give?

2. Why does Wooden feel that parents shouldn't necessarily be concerned that their children aren't getting high grades?

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

4. Wooden is not what he calls a "dictator style coach." In what ways does he differ from that type of coach?

5. What block is at the center of Wooden's pyramid of success? Why?

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

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

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

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

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

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