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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. Are cars modified every season?
(a) Sometimes.
(b) Never.
(c) Usually.
(d) Rarely.

2. Roger Penske and his team players end up running ___________ cars in the USAC the next year.
(a) Loyola.
(b) GTO.
(c) Camaro.
(d) Eagle.

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

4. The author points out how strong the relationship is between speed and ___________________.
(a) Weight.
(b) Width.
(c) Aerodynamics.
(d) Depth.

5. Who is the main competitor at this time?
(a) Ford.
(b) Saab.
(c) Porsche.
(d) Toyota.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The Penske team enters ___________ racing.

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

4. Mark tries to drive for another team, but wisely does what?

5. When Mark drives one car on a practice run, after the restrictions are released, the change in miles per hour that results is what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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