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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. Who is good for pursuing the same idea with Mark at this later date?
(a) Roger Penske.
(b) The man who made him the same offer the previous time.
(c) A different man from the one who offered the previous time.
(d) His teammates.

2. Does Mark prefer to be alone?
(a) Often.
(b) Usually.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

3. The speeds at Indianapolis are _________________ of all the tracks.
(a) The most dangerous.
(b) The slowest.
(c) The fastest.
(d) Not the fastest.

4. He writes about how his Penske team uses ________________ to create a new car, and that this race car does just fine in at least one race.
(a) Trickery.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Creativity.
(d) Experience.

5. ___________________ is one of the top drivers at the time.
(a) Dan Smith.
(b) Dan Gordon.
(c) Dan Gurney.
(d) Dan Dale.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the beginning, they run ________ wings.

2. What does Mark learn about automobiles?

3. What happens when Mark grows very discouraged?

4. The most successful auto designs last for how many years?

5. This chapter starts in the year ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does at least one of Mark's competitors think of innovation? Why might this person feel this way?

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

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

4. Describe Formula racing.

5. What is decided between Roger Penske and Chevrolet?

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

7. Why do race cars not last very long? How does this lead to Mark's discussion of another unfair advantage?

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

9. How does Mark Donohue die? What are your thoughts on his death?

10. How is practicing for a race different than a race?

(see the answer keys)

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