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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. Another young man invites Mark to race his __________________ one night.
(a) Camaro.
(b) Corvette.
(c) Porsche.
(d) Charger.

2. This is a car which Mark Donohue explains is __________________ at first.
(a) Terribly boring.
(b) Terribly strong.
(c) Terribly built.
(d) Terribly unstable.

3. Mark has one car that is "perfectly balanced" but it takes him ___________ years to fully appreciate what a difference this makes.
(a) Ten.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

4. Why does the answer to number 28 come as a bit of a shock?
(a) The brakes are difficult to find in a race car.
(b) Cars during this time are very unattractive to the average person.
(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.

5. Race car driving is all about finding limits the _________ way.
(a) Hard.
(b) Short.
(c) Easy.
(d) Long.

6. Why does Mark become accustomed to winning rather quickly?
(a) It happens so often.
(b) He likes to win.
(c) He has always been a winner.
(d) He becomes very angry when he loses.

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

8. This chapter starts in the year ___________.
(a) 1969.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1963.

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

10. What kind of racing is the answer to number 86?
(a) This is a new set of auto races.
(b) This is an International set of auto races.
(c) This is an American set of auto races.
(d) This is a set of sprint races.

11. Mark tells readers that he very nearly becomes "just ________________."
(a) A normal guy.
(b) A driver.
(c) About nothing.
(d) A normal engineer.

12. Mark Donohue is _____________ the Javelin race car.
(a) Excited about.
(b) Baffled by.
(c) Frustrated with.
(d) Angered by.

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

14. What is the simple truth about street cars?
(a) They are no good for real racing.
(b) They are expensive.
(c) They can be used for real racing.
(d) They are the same as race cars.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. He writes about how his Penske team uses ________________ to create a new car, and that this race car does just fine in at least one race.

2. 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?

3. __________________ decides to make a big name for himself in racing, but he does not know much about how it actually works.

4. How does Mark feel about the performance of his car?

5. How does the author die?

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