Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Test | Final Test - Hard

Christopher McDougall
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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. Who insisted that he was going to go into the canyons barefoot in Chapter 24?

2. What is Barefoot Ted's last name?

3. What disease did Scott Jurek's mother suffer from?

4. Who did Caballo say might still run in the race in Chapter 23, which surprised the author?

5. What was the name of Jenn Shelton's boyfriend who went with her to Mexico to race in Chapter 21?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where were the runners staying before the race in Chapter 26? What did they discuss over dinner in this chapter?

2. How did the author get fluids at the refill station in Chapter 31?

3. Who examined animals and humans from the past and present to see how they compared and contrasted in Chapter 28? What did he discover?

4. What did the author remark about Scott and Arnulfo in Chapter 30?

5. What was the first company to focus on running shoes? How is the company described in Chapter 25?

6. Where did Caballo Blanco go after he was in a bike accident in Chapter 32?

7. How did Caballo Blanco feel about his new home in Chapter 26? How is it described?

8. What news was related of the Tarahumara runners in Chapter 23?

9. Who awoke the author in Chapter 24 for a run? What took place?

10. How did the author begin training for the race in Mexico in Chapter 27?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the actions of Rick Fisher during and after the Leadville Trail 100. How did Fisher's actions serve to sever his relationship with the Tarahumara?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the training methods of Christopher McDougall in preparing for the Tarahumara race. Who did he work with and what style of performance did he achieve?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Tarahumara teams at the Leadville Trail 100 in 1992 and 1993. Why did the first runners not complete the course?

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