It's Not About the Bike 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. What positive change does Lance notice in his post-cancer body?

2. Who is Bobby Julich?

3. What does Lance see as he approaches the finish line of his first Tour de France?

4. What is the name of Lance's and Kik's first baby?

5. During Lance's chemo treatment, which friend spends as much time with him as possible?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the U.S. Postal Team that Lance races with regarded at the start of the Tour de France?

2. After Cofidis dissolves Lance's contract, who offers Lance a racing contract?

3. After Lance starts racing again as a cancer survivor, why does he become discouraged and depressed?

4. What is the Ride for the Roses?

5. When Lance wins his first Tour de France, what does he see as he crosses the finish line?

6. Describe Lance's chemotherapy treatment.

7. As Kik and Lance continue to work together on his foundation, what do they discover about one another?

8. Describe how Lance Armstrong and his mentor, Jim Hoyt, reconcile.

9. What does Lance learn about his post-cancer body as he trains in the mountains for the Tour de France?

10. While Lance focuses on getting into shape and training for the Tour de France, what does Kik focus on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the bicycle is used in "It's Not About The Bike" as a metaphor in Lance's life for the following:

1. Expanding horizons.

2. Personal growth.

3. Success and triumph.

Essay Topic 2

The experience of cancer transforms the protagonist. Explain how experiencing and surviving the disease enables Lance to forge his deep sense of conviction and helps him connect to his heart.

Essay Topic 3

In many ways, It's Not About The Bike is about beating the odds. One obvious example is beating cancer. Identify and summarize three additional instances of "beating the odds" covered in this book, at least one from Lance's childhood and at least one from his adult years.

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