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

2. Mark tells readers that he dislikes _______________ between himself and anyone else.
(a) Too much space.
(b) Deals.
(c) Relationships.
(d) Leaving bad feelings.

3. Roger Penske and his team players end up running ___________ cars in the USAC the next year.
(a) Eagle.
(b) GTO.
(c) Camaro.
(d) Loyola.

4. The team handler offers Mark and the others a race. Is Mark interested?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Only at first.

5. With what company does the team have a history?
(a) Sunoco.
(b) Firestone.
(c) Goodyear.
(d) Bridgestone.

6. They use the _______ wing for the final round of qualifying and for the real race.
(a) Low.
(b) High.
(c) Medium.
(d) Flat.

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

8. In Chapter 12, Camaro, the engineers build one race car with how many specific races in mind?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

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

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

11. Why is there a serious debate about which type of tires to use in a given race?
(a) The conflict is over values and loyalties.
(b) None of the tires are of good quality.
(c) Many of the tires seem to be the same.
(d) There is not much known about each brand of tires.

12. How does the author die?
(a) From a heart attack.
(b) In a car crash on the interstate.
(c) From cancer.
(d) In a car crash during a race.

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

14. Chapter 14: Mclaren M6-B focuses upon ___________________ and how relevant they are to automotive performance.
(a) Brakes.
(b) Wheel bearings.
(c) Struts.
(d) Axle rods.

15. During this chapter, Mark observes that they have at least one competitor who assumes that innovation is what?
(a) Destined to fail.
(b) Critical.
(c) Useful.
(d) Somewhat important.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Mark able to place second at Indianapolis?

2. The answer to number 86 brings out what?

3. What car do they use to try out in a new racing venue?

4. What is someone able to offer Mark Donohue for racing on a team?

5. What does Mark realize about his car?

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