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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. For how long has Mark Donohue been racing?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Three years.
(d) Six months.

2. There are ______________ changes having to do with what will work with the Javelin race cars.
(a) Some.
(b) Few.
(c) Numerous.
(d) No.

3. The book begins with introductory writings by whom?
(a) The wife of the deceased author.
(b) The son of the deceased author.
(c) Roger Penske.
(d) The author.

4. What car gets wrecked at the USAC races?
(a) The Sunfire.
(b) The Camry.
(c) The Charger.
(d) The Eagle.

5. 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 two wings for one car.
(b) They make three wings for two cars.
(c) They make one wing for one car.
(d) They make only one wing for two cars.

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

7. What does Mark learn about automobiles?
(a) How they work.
(b) When they were first created.
(c) What does and does not make a good race car.
(d) How fast they can go.

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

9. 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) Not race the car.
(b) Sell the car.
(c) Stop racing.
(d) Buy a new car.

10. What will Mark also be able to claim?
(a) 15% of any prize money.
(b) 20% of any prize money.
(c) 50% of any prize money.
(d) 25% of any prize money.

11. Mark explains that when they build for long-distance races their primary concern is what?
(a) To build cars that can last the race.
(b) To build cars with a lot of horsepower.
(c) To build cars that can go the fastest.
(d) To build light weight cars.

12. Does Mark prefer to be alone?
(a) Yes.
(b) Often.
(c) No.
(d) Usually.

13. Roger Penske has a business meeting with representatives of what company?
(a) Ford.
(b) General Motors.
(c) Toyota.
(d) American Motors.

14. Why is it not possible for Mark Donohue to figure out whether this car oversteers, understeers or neither at Indianapolis?
(a) The track is too short.
(b) The track is too slow.
(c) The track is too fast.
(d) The track is too narrow.

15. He has _____________ how the previous team had been able to make the car perform as well as it had.
(a) No idea.
(b) Some ideas.
(c) One idea.
(d) Many ideas.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mark has one car that is "perfectly balanced" but it takes him ___________ years to fully appreciate what a difference this makes.

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

3. What happens when Mark grows very discouraged?

4. Mark Donohue is _____________ the Javelin race car.

5. With what company does the team have a history?

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