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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 brings out the new Lolas every season, wants a number 10 on one of the cars.
(a) Carlos Hacienda.
(b) Carley Homer.
(c) Carl Haas.
(d) Carlton Hession.

2. Mark is with others often but also can feel very much alone. Why?
(a) He has poor social skills.
(b) He does not like other people.
(c) He is shy.
(d) He does not have much of a personal life.

3. The next section is about the building of ___________ racing cars.
(a) Large.
(b) Odd.
(c) Real.
(d) Small.

4. In this case, Mark writes that he feels his own and his team's experience in this area will serve as what?
(a) A detriment.
(b) Their Unfair Advantage.
(c) A loss.
(d) A penalty.

5. Race car driving is all about finding limits the _________ way.
(a) Short.
(b) Hard.
(c) Easy.
(d) Long.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mark tells readers that he very nearly becomes "just ________________."

2. Mark Donahue explains that they reach a perfectly legitimate business deal. What does Mark think about this deal?

3. 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.

4. What happens when Mark grows very discouraged?

5. For how long has Mark Donohue been racing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mark is driving a car and the restrictions are removed? How important is the difference in speed? Why?

2. What is decided between Roger Penske and Chevrolet?

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

4. How does Mark Donohue's career as a race car driver begin to truly become a reality?

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

6. Describe Mark prior to becoming a race car driver. How does he get into racing?

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

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

9. What does the writer of the introduction have to say about the author?

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

(see the answer keys)

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