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. When Wooden discusses conditioning, he says that it is all-inclusive, involving the moral, physical, and what?

2. What does Wooden call being your best when your best is needed?

3. Joshua Wooden and what other person are the influences on Wooden's physical representation of success?

4. Why does Wooden want his players' feet to be tough?

5. Three constants throughout Wooden's life are his love for his wife, his respect/love for his father, and what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the three priorities (in order of importance) Wooden feels every UCLA player should keep in mind?

4. 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?

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

6. What block is at the center of Wooden's pyramid of success? Why?

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

8. What elements make up the "mortar" of Wooden's pyramid of success? Why does he choose these elements?

9. Wooden uses Abraham Lincoln to illustrate which of the four blocks that are at the second level of his pyramid of success? Why?

10. From where did Wooden get his ideas for his pyramid of success?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Wooden doesn't come out and directly state everything; instead, he allows the reader to make some inferences. What can the reader infer about the following topics based on what's written throughout "Wooden"? Be specific in your answer.

1. Wooden's relationship with his children.

2. Wooden's relationship with Kareem Abdul-Jabar.

3. Wooden's personal library.

4. Wooden's method of writing "Wooden."

Essay Topic 3

"Wooden" is autobiographical as well as instructive. Explain three places in "Wooden" that are autobiographical in nature, then explain three places in "Wooden" that are instructive (i.e., that impart information to the reader).

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