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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. Who does Wooden say once said that he, "Learned something from everyone he met"?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) A grade school teacher.
(c) Wooden's father.
(d) Wooden's brother.

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

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

4. When things don't turn out as we want them to, Wooden suggests that we rely on what?
(a) His book, "Wooden."
(b) A mentor's guidance.
(c) His physical representation of success.
(d) Faith.

5. How does Wooden describe "self satisfaction"?
(a) Knowing that you're going to be a good teacher someday.
(b) Knowing that you're on the way to making lots of money.
(c) Knowing you've done the best you could to be the best you can be.
(d) Knowing that you're on your way to success.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a UCLA player's first priority (according to Wooden)?

2. How does Wooden make sure his players push the other team to their limit?

3. What type of coach doesn't Wooden seem to like?

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

5. At the top of Wooden's schematic are confidence and what?

Short Essay Questions

1. From where did Wooden get his ideas for his pyramid of success?

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. What does "being fair" mean to Wooden when it comes to being a leader?

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

6. How does Wooden describe his tactical knowledge when it comes to basketball?

7. How does Wooden end "Wooden"?

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

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

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

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