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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. What does Mark realize about his car?
(a) Its quality.
(b) Its limitations.
(c) Its strengths.
(d) Its power.

2. What is the simple truth about street cars?
(a) They are expensive.
(b) They can be used for real racing.
(c) They are no good for real racing.
(d) They are the same as race cars.

3. Why does the answer to number 28 come as a bit of a shock?
(a) Prior to this no one he had ever met had ever honestly been able to report that a car could go no faster and be referring to a race car.
(b) The race car is a very difficult vehicle to understand.
(c) Cars during this time are very unattractive to the average person.
(d) The brakes are difficult to find in a race car.

4. Why is there a serious debate about which type of tires to use in a given race?
(a) There is not much known about each brand of tires.
(b) The conflict is over values and loyalties.
(c) None of the tires are of good quality.
(d) Many of the tires seem to be the same.

5. There are ______________ changes having to do with what will work with the Javelin race cars.
(a) Few.
(b) Numerous.
(c) Some.
(d) No.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. During this chapter, Mark observes that they have at least one competitor who assumes that innovation is what?

3. Another young man invites Mark to race his __________________ one night.

4. Roger Penske is to communicate with Chevrolet's John DeLorean. Who is this man?

5. Mark notes how much he is affected by the answer to number 30 when what happens?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?

2. What does Mark say about fame and success?

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

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

5. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?

6. What takes place right after a victory?

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

8. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?

9. What trickery does the team use to throw off those who are not on the team?

10. What piece of hardware at the end of the book is discussed? What is said about this piece?

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