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 says that you can have what on the lives of those you instruct?

2. How does Wooden feel now that he's no longer coaching at UCLA?

3. What does Wooden say about his wife, Nellie, at the end of "Wooden"?

4. For Wooden, success in a game is what?

5. When Wooden retired, he told his team what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Wooden describe his tactical knowledge when it comes to basketball?

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

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

5. Why doesn't Wooden believe that a leader should motivate with fear of discipline?

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

7. What does Wooden stress about listening to what people say about you? What example does he give?

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

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

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

Choose one of the building blocks of Wooden's pyramid and answer these questions about it:

1. Where does the building block fit into Wooden's pyramid?

2. How does Wooden persuade the reader to agree with him about his views regarding this building block?

3. In what way has Wooden shown that he demonstrates this building block?

Essay Topic 2

Wooden talks about a number of terms throughout the book. Pick any three of the four terms below and explain in detail what they mean:

1. Physiological warfare.

2. Paying the price.

3. Competitive greatness.

4. Dictatorial style.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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