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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. This chapter is dated ____________.
(a) 1974-1975.
(b) 1972-1973.
(c) 1976-1977.
(d) 1973-1974.

2. How does Mark describe the Europeans?
(a) Very easy-going and calm, with low expectations.
(b) Very tough, very demanding and with very high expectations of each other.
(c) Very arrogant and rude.
(d) Very energetic and happy.

3. This time, in the _______________, they find a way to make it so that they almost break one of the rules but somehow manage to make a wing-like adjustment to the car that will not actually break the rules.
(a) M16 Mercedes.
(b) D16 Deimler.
(c) M16 McLaren.
(d) B16 BMW.

4. This chapter is dated __________.
(a) 1976.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1970.
(d) 1973.

5. Do the race cars arrive already built?
(a) Yes.
(b) Rarely.
(c) No.
(d) Usually.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a second possible reason for why the drivers respond the way they do in number 139?

2. Mark writes that after ____________ years of losing, they have learned a great deal and Mark hopes to return as a team manager in a way that can make them win.

3. This chapter is dated _________.

4. The Penske team presently has ___________ different cars running in NASCAR, Can-Am and USAC style races for the season.

5. He tries what the others recommend and he tries other things. Why does he try other things?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark say about fame and success?

2. Why does the team take the car to Indianapolis for testing? Describe these tests. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

3. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?

4. What fact is reiterated using Mark's difficulty at Indianapolis?

5. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?

6. How is Mark affected by the anti-skid system?

7. Describe Mark's retirement.

8. Do you believe that teams should be allowed to almost break the rules? Why or why not?

9. How is this book important to race car enthusiasts?

10. Describe Mark's experience with NASCAR. What does he learn from this experience?

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