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Mark Donohue
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the answer to number 28 come as a bit of a shock?
(a) Cars during this time are very unattractive to the average person.
(b) The brakes are difficult to find in a race car.
(c) The race car is a very difficult vehicle to understand.
(d) Prior to this no one he had ever met had ever honestly been able to report that a car could go no faster and be referring to a race car.

2. How does this race allow them to feel?
(a) Anxious about their abilities.
(b) Nervous, yet excited.
(c) As if they can take certain kinds of risks they would never take in the other races.
(d) Conservative and restrained.

3. The answer to number 86 brings out what?
(a) The youngest and ambitious drivers.
(b) The best drivers and cars from all across the U.S.
(c) The best drivers and cars from around the world.
(d) The fastest cars from around the world.

4. Mark reports to readers that he thinks about it for how long, and then decides to go ahead and give it a try?
(a) A whole year.
(b) Two years.
(c) A week.
(d) Six months.

5. In at least one case, there is a specific difficulty with a car that is so bothersome that it makes him want to do what?
(a) Stop racing.
(b) Sell the car.
(c) Not race the car.
(d) Buy a new car.

6. How does the Ferrari man feel about number 95?
(a) He is happy about it.
(b) He is shocked by it.
(c) He is offended by this.
(d) He is jealous.

7. In this case, Mark writes that he feels his own and his team's experience in this area will serve as what?
(a) A penalty.
(b) Their Unfair Advantage.
(c) A detriment.
(d) A loss.

8. How does Mark feel about the performance of his car?
(a) Angry.
(b) Disappointed.
(c) Rather pleased.
(d) Surprised.

9. Mark Donahue explains that they reach a perfectly legitimate business deal. What does Mark think about this deal?
(a) It is an unusual deal.
(b) They are up to something.
(c) It is critical to his success.
(d) It is a good deal.

10. The author points out how strong the relationship is between speed and ___________________.
(a) Depth.
(b) Width.
(c) Aerodynamics.
(d) Weight.

11. What color car does the driver want?
(a) Blue.
(b) Black.
(c) White.
(d) Red.

12. There are times during races when Mark does surprisingly well. Why is this surprising?
(a) He has never driven before.
(b) He is a timid driver.
(c) He is a beginner.
(d) He does not enjoy driving.

13. On what does Mark run the Chevy?
(a) Alcohol.
(b) Methanol.
(c) Nitromethane.
(d) Gasoline.

14. The team uses a little trickery to throw off those who are not on the team. What is this trickery, regarding wings?
(a) They make only one wing for two cars.
(b) They make two wings for one car.
(c) They make one wing for one car.
(d) They make three wings for two cars.

15. Mark quickly discovers that racing is a strong interest and so does what?
(a) Pursues it.
(b) Researches it.
(c) Thinks about it.
(d) Dreams about it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Another young man invites Mark to race his __________________ one night.

2. Who is the main competitor at this time?

3. What is the simple truth about street cars?

4. In Indianapolis they call, "Gentlemen,....__________________" (p. 182).

5. The featured piece of hardware in this part of the book is what?

(see the answer keys)

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