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

2. How does Wooden make sure his players push the other team to their limit?

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

4. The way Wooden treats his players is similar to the way a man treats his what?

5. At the top of Wooden's schematic are confidence and what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does winning come into place in Wooden's pyramid of success?

2. How does Wooden end "Wooden"?

3. What block is at the top of Wooden's pyramid of success? What does it mean?

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

5. Aside from the center block on Wooden's pyramid of success, what other blocks are in the middle row?

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

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

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

9. Despite the fact that Wooden doesn't like all his players, how does he treat them?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

What is the overall theme of the book "Wooden"? (In other words, what theme is the thread that holds the whole piece together?)

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