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

2. What is at the center of Wooden's schematic of success?
(a) Skill.
(b) Talent.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Greed.

3. Wooden believes something is not worth working toward if you are not willing to be what to it?
(a) Loyal.
(b) Persistent.
(c) Loving.
(d) Greedy.

4. The secondary layer of Wooden's diagram of reaching success includes which two elements?
(a) Realism and Pessimism.
(b) Alertness and initiative.
(c) Greed and faith.
(d) Love and hope.

5. What does Wooden say a coach has to do for his team?
(a) Earn tons of sponsorships.
(b) Convince them to work toward the same goal.
(c) Win every game.
(d) Get them as much money as possible.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wooden feel punishment of players should be handled?

2. How does Wooden handle his players' weaknesses?

3. Why does Wooden say parents of his players would sometimes come to him?

4. What does Wooden say about his players' lives and problems?

5. Wooden's players may be seen as role models, but he doesn't want them to be thought of as what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are three ways that Wooden shows he cares about his players?

5. What blocks are at the next-to-the-top location on Wooden's pyramid of success?

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

7. How does Wooden end "Wooden"?

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

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

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

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