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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. Why do even the best of race cars often not last long?
(a) They are held together with tape.
(b) They are driven so hard.
(c) They are poorly made.
(d) They are made of cheap materials.

2. What is someone able to offer Mark Donohue for racing on a team?
(a) A $13,000 annual salary.
(b) A $1,300 annual salary.
(c) A $130,000 annual salary.
(d) A $1,300,000 annual salary.

3. Chapter 15: The Lola T70 includes an experimental stiff set of ________________ that are so good they are reused in a number of race cars over several years.
(a) Wheels.
(b) Tires.
(c) Rods.
(d) Springs.

4. As what does Mark continue working?
(a) An electrical engineer.
(b) A mechanical engineer.
(c) A musician.
(d) A doctor.

5. For how long has Mark Donohue been racing?
(a) Six months.
(b) Three years.
(c) Two years.
(d) One year.

Short Answer Questions

1. The race cars, _____________ and the race tracks are featured in photos.

2. He has _____________ how the previous team had been able to make the car perform as well as it had.

3. ______________, who brings out the new Lolas every season, wants a number 10 on one of the cars.

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

5. What color car does the driver want?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What leads to the first mention of the title of this book?

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

5. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?

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

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

8. Describe Mark's personal life. How does he feel about this?

9. 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?

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

(see the answer keys)

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