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B. When he failed to make the varsity team, Michael Jordan let the rejection devastate him, causing him to give up and allowing the failure to ruin his career. Later in life, after making bad decisions with business, he refused to change, continued to make mistakes, and lost his money. C. When he failed to make the varsity team, Michael Jordan let the devastation drive him to work harder, using the rejection to push himself to succeed. Later in life, he increased the popularity of basketball, won many awards, and inspired a new generation of basketball players. D. When he failed to make the varsity team, Michael Jordan let the rejection drive him to double his efforts, using failure to push himself to be better. Later in life, after making bad decisions with business, he learned from these mistakes, made new choices, and continued to succeed. 4. Which of the following best describes how the author develops the connection between success and failure in the article? A. The author establishes Michael Jordan as a successful player due to long hours of practices and pure talent and skill. B. The author reports statistics from Michael Jordan’s basketball record to prove he was both a success and a failure at the sport. C. The author highlights key events in Michael Jordan’s basketball career to show how moments of failure or rejection pushed him harder. D. The author describes what happened at Michael Jordan’s junior varsity games to show how he used missed opportunities to push him harder. 4
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5. Summarize the article in 4-5 sentences. 5
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Discussion Questions Directions: Brainstorm your answers to the following questions in the space provided. Be prepared to share your original ideas in a class discussion. 1. Michael Jordan is very open about his failures. Why do you think it is important for successful people to share their failures? 2. Describe a time when you failed at something, but later succeeded after trying again. What contributed to your later success? 6
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