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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. Does Mark ever feel like quitting?
(a) Yes, always.
(b) Yes, often.
(c) Yes, sometimes.
(d) No, never.

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

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

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

5. He has _____________ how the previous team had been able to make the car perform as well as it had.
(a) One idea.
(b) Many ideas.
(c) Some ideas.
(d) No idea.

Short Answer Questions

1. The main action in this chapter is that the Penske team decides to rebuild __________ engine.

2. Why is there a serious debate about which type of tires to use in a given race?

3. For the first time, Mark finds someone who finds the ________ of the car.

4. Roger Penske always makes sure that Sunoco-Sun Oil Company has what?

5. The featured piece of hardware in this part of the book is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark Donohue think about racing in 1963?

2. Describe the business meeting between Roger Penske and the American Motors people. How does Mark feel about this? Should he feel this way? Why or why not?

3. What does someone find for the first time in 1966? Why is this surprising?

4. Describe Mark's experience with the Lola T70.

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

6. What is decided between Roger Penske and Chevrolet?

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

8. Describe an example of compromise found in this chapter.

9. What does the author say about the relationship between speed and aerodynamics?

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

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