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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. What does Mark realize about his car?
(a) Its limitations.
(b) Its quality.
(c) Its power.
(d) Its strengths.

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

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

4. How often does Mark work on the race cars?
(a) A lot.
(b) Very little.
(c) A little.
(d) Not at all.

5. 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 fast.
(b) The track is too narrow.
(c) The track is too slow.
(d) The track is too short.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Chapter 10 begins in what year?

3. The team handler offers Mark and the others a race. Is Mark interested?

4. Mark Donohue is a ___________________ student who likes cars.

5. In this case, Mark writes that he feels his own and his team's experience in this area will serve as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark think about the Javelin race car? How does he deal with this?

2. How has the race in which Mark has now taken an interest become a good experience for Mark and the team?

3. What is decided between Roger Penske and Chevrolet?

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

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

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

7. Why is the track at Indianapolis frustrating for Mark?

8. What conflict over value and loyalties takes place in this chapter? How important does loyalty seem to be, based on this example?

9. What does Mark reveal about himself during this chapter?

10. How is practicing for a race different than a race?

(see the answer keys)

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