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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 car gets wrecked at the USAC races?
(a) The Camry.
(b) The Sunfire.
(c) The Eagle.
(d) The Charger.

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

3. Once they find the correct adjustments, the car is ________ seconds faster per lap than the others.
(a) 20.
(b) 5.
(c) 25.
(d) 10.

4. Mark has one car that is "perfectly balanced" but it takes him ___________ years to fully appreciate what a difference this makes.
(a) Ten.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

5. What does the company feel about the rebuilding of this engine?
(a) It is annoyed.
(b) It is angry.
(c) It is worried.
(d) It is happy.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what does Mark run the Chevy?

2. The book begins with introductory writings by whom?

3. How does the author die?

4. Mark is with others often but also can feel very much alone. Why?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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 is practicing for a race different than a race?

9. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?

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

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