Wooden Test | 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 suggests that people shouldn't focus on their what?

2. Which people in Wooden's life influence his decisions?

3. Wooden thinks that people should follow their what?

4. What does Wooden call himself?

5. Wooden says you can't do what like someone else?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Wooden call himself a "realistic optimist"?

3. For Wooden, personal glory comes second to what?

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

5. Describe how Wooden feels about the concept of "role models"?

6. What is Wooden's caution when it comes to finding your "bliss"?

7. For Wooden, "success" isn't defined by money or fame. How is it described?

8. How does Wooden feel about athletes taking money for endorsements?

9. Why doesn't Wooden become a basketball player himself?

10. Describe John and Nellie Wooden's marriage.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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 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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