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
Poetry is used throughout "Wooden." Explore the ways in which poetry assists the reader in any two of the following areas:
1. Understanding Wooden's father.
2. Understanding Wooden's relationship with his wife, Nellie.
3. Understanding Wooden's coaching/teaching principles.
4. Understanding the way Wooden raises his family.
5. Understanding Wooden's pyramid of success.
Essay Topic 2
Wooden describes his pyramid of success using the power of imagery and allusion. How else is imagery and allusion used in another place in "Wooden"? (Example: The image/allusion of the basketball team as a family.)
Essay Topic 3
There are a number of parallels that occur in "Wooden." Discuss the parallels between three of the following topics:
1. Wooden's relationship with his father and Wooden's relationship with the reader.
2. Wooden's time as a coach and Wooden's time as a father.
3. Wooden's relationship with his father and Wooden's relationship with his team members.
4. Wooden's pyramid of success and Wooden's coaching career.
5. Wooden's thoughts about his father and Wooden's thoughts about Abraham Lincoln.
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