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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Mark drives one car on a practice run, after the restrictions are released, the change in miles per hour that results is what?
2. How does the Ferrari man feel about number 95?
3. Roger Penske and his team players end up running ___________ cars in the USAC the next year.
4. ______________, who brings out the new Lolas every season, wants a number 10 on one of the cars.
5. What happens when Mark's vehicle has a problem with the chassis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mark say about race cars in general? How does this lead to a reiteration of an important fact?
2. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?
3. What race deal does Mark turn down? What might be the reason he reconsiders it?
4. Describe Mark's personal life. How does he feel about this?
5. What does the author say about the relationship between speed and aerodynamics?
6. Describe Mark's experience with NASCAR. What does he learn from this experience?
7. Describe Formula racing.
8. What happens when Mark is driving a car and the restrictions are removed? How important is the difference in speed? Why?
9. What does Mark say about fame and success?
10. Describe Mark's death.
Essay Topic 1
Mark comes into contact with many other drivers.
Part 1) Name two of these drivers and describe them. How do they compare to Mark, as far as personality and driving record?
Part 2) Describe the relationships between the drivers. How might this compare to the relationships between athletes in other sports?
Part 3) How do other drivers factor into one's abilities on the race track? How does this parallel real life, outside of racing?
Essay Topic 2
Race cars run on several different types of fuel.
Part 1) Describe these types of fuel. What are Mark's experiences regarding fuel types? Which might he prefer? Why?
Part 2) What other aspects of the automobile are significantly important to the outcome of a race? How are each of these parts of an automobile important?
Part 3) How is the type of fuel used in an automobile driven on the street an issue today? What research is being done regarding this fuel? Why? How might this affect racing?
Essay Topic 3
A disaster occurs in the Penske team's garage.
Part 1) Describe this accident. How does it affect the Penske team? How does Mark view this accident? What does this reveal about him?
Part 2) What other challenges and setbacks does the Penske team face throughout the book? How do they handle these challenges? What do they learn from these potentially negative situations? Overall, how is racing changed because of challenges faced by drivers and teams?
Part 3) What challenges or setbacks have you faced in your life? How did these affect you? What positive things came from these negative situations?
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