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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 feels that people can never reach what state?

2. What does Wooden think of people trying to achieve goals that will or could harm themselves?

3. Wooden states that many of his players were never given what?

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

5. Wooden says what about the thought of himself dying?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Wooden use poetry in Part 2 of "Wooden" to show he loves his father?

2. Why does Wooden think working toward a goal should be a first concern for someone who wants to be successful?

3. Aside from the center block on Wooden's pyramid of success, what other blocks are in the middle row?

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

5. Why does Wooden want his players to want to please him rather than wanting them to be afraid of disappointing him?

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

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

8. Why does Wooden make his team members have the same hair cut and uniform?

9. How does Wooden's father's "teaching" personality carry over into his sons?

10. Why does Wooden disagree with the Webster's dictionary term for success?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are numerous "tones" that Wooden uses throughout "Wooden." What tone would you attribute to each of these topics and why?

1. The Special Olympics.

2. The regular Olympics.

3. Joshua Wooden.

4. Nellie Wooden.

5. Success.

6. Abraham Lincoln.

7. The Bible.

8. Literature and poetry.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

What are three ways that Wooden tries to empower the reader of "Wooden" to try to be his or her best? (Example: Wooden uses Abraham Lincoln's life as a tool to motivate readers to become more like Lincoln.)

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