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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. Why was Mark able to place second at Indianapolis?
(a) The other drivers are all beginners.
(b) He is the best driver in the race.
(c) The car he is driving holds together whereas the others fall apart sooner.
(d) The car he is driving is the fastest.

2. They use the _______ wing for the final round of qualifying and for the real race.
(a) Medium.
(b) Flat.
(c) High.
(d) Low.

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

4. What happens when Mark grows very discouraged?
(a) He drives in more races.
(b) He is almost fired.
(c) He almost completely stops racing.
(d) He calls his mom.

5. The answer to number 86 brings out what?
(a) The youngest and ambitious drivers.
(b) The best drivers and cars from all across the U.S.
(c) The best drivers and cars from around the world.
(d) The fastest cars from around the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. The team comes in _________ place.

2. Mark writes of qualifying a car for a race, and when he practices, he is _____________ near other cars.

3. What is the source of his discouragement?

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

5. In at least one case, there is a specific difficulty with a car that is so bothersome that it makes him want to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the team take the car to Indianapolis for testing? Describe these tests. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

2. Describe Formula racing.

3. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?

4. How does the Penske team almost break one of the racing rules?

5. 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?

6. What does Mark say about fame and success?

7. What is decided between Roger Penske and Chevrolet?

8. Describe Mark's experience with NASCAR. What does he learn from this experience?

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

10. What does Mark say about racing fuel in this chapter? Why is this important?

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