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Mark Donohue
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Roger Penske always makes sure that Sunoco-Sun Oil Company has what?
(a) Money to donate to the Penske team.
(b) Their name written on every car they race.
(c) Good seats for the races.
(d) A television advertisement.

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

5. Who is good for pursuing the same idea with Mark at this later date?
(a) His teammates.
(b) A different man from the one who offered the previous time.
(c) Roger Penske.
(d) The man who made him the same offer the previous time.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For how long has Mark Donohue been racing?

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

4. The team uses a little trickery to throw off those who are not on the team. What is this trickery, regarding wings?

5. What happens when Mark grows very discouraged?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mark's first experiences as a race car driver. What does he learn from this experience?

2. What does the writer of the introduction have to say about the author?

3. Describe Mark's death.

4. For whom is this book good? Why?

5. What does at least one of Mark's competitors think of innovation? Why might this person feel this way?

6. What trickery does the team use to throw off those who are not on the team?

7. Describe Mark's personal life. How does he feel about this?

8. How does Mark Donohue's career as a race car driver begin to truly become a reality?

9. How is Mark affected by the anti-skid system?

10. What does Mark have to say about a good car he is running? Why might he say this?

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