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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. Roger Penske is to communicate with Chevrolet's John DeLorean. Who is this man?
(a) A pit crew leader for Chevy.
(b) Chevy's General Manager.
(c) Chevy's spokesman.
(d) A driver for Chevy.

2. The next section is about the building of ___________ racing cars.
(a) Small.
(b) Odd.
(c) Large.
(d) Real.

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

4. Mark writes of qualifying a car for a race, and when he practices, he is _____________ near other cars.
(a) Actually.
(b) Rarely.
(c) Sometimes.
(d) Not actually.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author points out how strong the relationship is between speed and ___________________.

2. What will Mark also be able to claim?

3. The Penske team enters ___________ racing.

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

5. Once they find the correct adjustments, the car is ________ seconds faster per lap than the others.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the first important lesson Mark Donohue learns about racing?

3. Describe Mark prior to becoming a race car driver. How does he get into racing?

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

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

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

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

8. What leads to the first mention of the title of this book?

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

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

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