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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. The race cars, _____________ and the race tracks are featured in photos.
(a) The pit crew.
(b) The driver.
(c) The Penske team.
(d) The company owners.

2. The team comes in _________ place.
(a) 3rd.
(b) 5th.
(c) 2nd.
(d) 4th.

3. Roger Penske has a business meeting with representatives of what company?
(a) Ford.
(b) Toyota.
(c) American Motors.
(d) General Motors.

4. When does doing the normal work become more difficult?
(a) The team members have changed roles.
(b) The team doing it has trouble working together.
(c) A new car is being worked on.
(d) New team members are added.

5. Mark Donohue frequently acknowledges the help of whom?
(a) Others.
(b) His son.
(c) Roger Penske.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. __________________ decides to make a big name for himself in racing, but he does not know much about how it actually works.

2. Roger Penske and his team players end up running ___________ cars in the USAC the next year.

3. The answer to number 86 brings out what?

4. Mark is with others often but also can feel very much alone. Why?

5. The team handler offers Mark and the others a race. Is Mark interested?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Roger say that frightens Mark? Why does Roger say this?

8. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?

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

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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