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

2. Roger Penske has a business meeting with representatives of what company?
(a) American Motors.
(b) General Motors.
(c) Toyota.
(d) Ford.

3. Mark Donohue is a ___________________ student who likes cars.
(a) Mechanical engineering.
(b) Design.
(c) Music.
(d) Electrical engineering.

4. Mark Donohue is _____________ the Javelin race car.
(a) Angered by.
(b) Excited about.
(c) Frustrated with.
(d) Baffled by.

5. Why does Mark become accustomed to winning rather quickly?
(a) He likes to win.
(b) He has always been a winner.
(c) He becomes very angry when he loses.
(d) It happens so often.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does Mark prefer to be alone?

2. Who is Mark Donohue's funder and organizer of the racing team for which he normally drives?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Dan Gurney? How does a race with Dan affect Mark? Why?

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

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

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

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

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

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