Wooden Test | Final 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 ends "Wooden" with a poem that seems to be a reminder of his love for what?

2. What advice does Wooden give on "following" others?

3. How much of a person's job does Wooden believe a person should be able to do?

4. Wooden says being a coach is akin to being a what?

5. Wooden has won many championships. What does he say about how that makes him feel?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Wooden say he knew it was time to retire from coaching at UCLA?

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

3. How does Wooden discuss his retirement from coaching during Part 3 of "Wooden"?

4. How do Wooden's beliefs regarding morality affect the way he's put his pyramid of success together?

5. 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?

6. How does Wooden end "Wooden"?

7. What does "being fair" mean to Wooden when it comes to being a leader?

8. Why does Wooden feel that parents shouldn't necessarily be concerned that their children aren't getting high grades?

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

10. What are the two blocks that Wooden uses to introduce his image of a pyramid to his readers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the book, Wooden flashes back to his childhood and early years. What purpose does this type of flashback serve in terms of the rest of his book (e.g. how it supports his pyramid of success, how it sets the stage for his coaching techniques, etc.)?

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

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.)

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