The National Basketball Association and National Hockey League seasons are fast approaching. Below, please select your choice to win each division (5 points) and the ultimate champion of each league (10 Points). Good Luck!

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Stanley Cup Champion

Eastern Conference

Western Conference
NBA Champion

Get Both Champions Correct and earn 20 Bonus Points

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Need to be more assertive? Before learning how to develop your assertiveness, use this quiz to see how assertive you currently are. Assign a number between 1(never) and 5(always) and answer each question honestly.
I ask others to do things without feeling guilty or anxious.
When someone asks me to do something I don't want to do, I say no without feeling guilty or anxious.
I am comfortable when speaking to a large group of people.
I confidently express my honest opinions to authority figures (i.e. boss).
When I experience powerful feelings (anger, frustration, dissapointment, etc.), I verbalize them easily.
When I express anger, I do so without blaming others for "making me mad."
I am comfortable speaking up in a group situation
If I disagree with the majority opinion in a meeting, I can "stick to my guns" without feeling uncomfortable or being abrasive.
When I make a mistake, I acknowledge it.
I tell others when their behavior creates a problem for me.
Meeting new people in social situations is something I do with ease and comfort.
When discussing my beliefs, I do so without labeling the opinions of others as "crazy," "stupid," "ridiculous," or "irrational."
I assume that most people are competent and trustworthy, and I do not have difficulty delegating tasks to others.
When considering doing something I have never done, I feel confident I can learn to do it.
I believe that my needs are as important as those of others and that I am entitled to have my needs satisfied.

TOTAL SCORE - 60+: You have a consistently assertive philosophy and probably handle most situations well. 45-60: You have a fairly assertive outlook. 30-45: You seem to be assertive in some situations, but your natural response is either nonassertive or aggressive. 15-30: You have considerable difficulty being assertive.

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