Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 Topic 1
In "Wooden," Wooden uses many different anecdotes to prove his points. Choose one of those anecdotes and answer the following questions about it:
1. What is the anecdote?
2. What theory/idea does the anecdote support?
3. How do you know this anecdote is being used in this manner? (In other words, what clues can you get from the text?)
Essay Topic 2
The notion of "family" is a theme that runs through "Wooden." Choose any three of the relationships below and talk about how Wooden describes the relationship to the reader in a familial manner. Do not use the same familial relationship for all three answers.
1. The relationship between coaches and players.
2. The relationship between Wooden and UCLA.
3. The relationship between Wooden and the reader.
4. The relationship between players on a team.
5. The relationship between a teacher and his/her students.
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the building blocks of Wooden's pyramid and answer these questions about it:
1. Where does the building block fit into Wooden's pyramid?
2. How does Wooden persuade the reader to agree with him about his views regarding this building block?
3. In what way has Wooden shown that he demonstrates this building block?
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