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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wooden suggests that people shouldn't focus on their what?

2. Wooden becomes a teacher instead of doing what?

3. What does Wooden feel could happen if you attain a goal for which you haven't fully prepared?

4. Wooden doesn't want his children to worry that they have done what?

5. Wooden thinks that accepting money for endorsements could potentially be what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Wooden run his basketball team like he runs his household?

3. 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?

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

5. How does Wooden describe his parents?

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

7. Wooden believes that the media has made winning different. Why?

8. What does Wooden think happens to a person who becomes "infected" by success?

9. How does Wooden feel about the players who didn't become famous as opposed to the ones who did become famous?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose three places in "Wooden" where John Wooden uses real people to illustrate his points. How does the person's character, experiences, and/or reputation support what Wooden is trying to explain to the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Wooden tells the reader at the beginning of the book that he has a love for literature. How is his love for literature apparent at three different times during the text of "Wooden'? (Example: The use of poetry throughout "Wooden" shows that Wooden loves the written word and is familiar with many types of poems as well as authors.)

Essay Topic 3

What is the overall theme of the book "Wooden"? (In other words, what theme is the thread that holds the whole piece together?)

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