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The Unfair Advantage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mark Donohue frequently acknowledges the help of whom?



2. What kind of racing is the answer to number 86?



3. Does Mark prefer to be alone?



4. Mark tells readers that he very nearly becomes "just ________________."



5. What is Mark's funder's response regarding driving for another?



Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mark asks for advice from other drivers? Why do they act this way?



2. What does Mark say about race cars in general? How does this lead to a reiteration of an important fact?



3. Describe Mark's death.



4. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?



5. What race deal does Mark turn down? What might be the reason he reconsiders it?



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



7. How does Mark feel during this chapter? Why?



8. How does Mark Donohue die? What are your thoughts on his death?



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. What does the author say about the relationship between speed and aerodynamics?



Essay Topics

Mark dislikes leaving bad feelings between himself and anyone else.

Part 1) Why does he reveal this about himself? What example is given regarding a time when he is not given a chance to work out problems with someone else?

Part 2) Why is this attitude regarding relationships important in racing? Do you see it as being more important in racing than in other fields? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this foreshadow events to come in Mark's life? What might you learn from this attitude of Mark's regarding others?

Mark is, at first, disappointed and a disappointment in Germany.

Part 1) Why does Mark go to Germany? Describe his initial experience in Germany. Why is it disappointing and even somewhat offensive? What does this reveal about Mark, his team, and the Germans?

Part 2) How does this trip to Germany change over time? What leads to these changes? How does this trip turn from a negative to a positive experience for Mark, the Penske team, and the Germans?

Part 3) Describe a time when you were disappointed. What led to this disappointment? How did you handle this disappointment? What did you learn from this experience?

Mark has a difficult time with a car he races at Indy.

Part 1) What does Mark imply regarding these difficulties? How does this reiterate the importance of both the car and driver when racing well? What does this period of time reveal about Mark?

Part 2) How does Mark handle these difficulties? How does this lead to more difficulties? Why? What does this reveal about race car drivers?

Part 3) What are your own weaknesses? How do you deal with these weaknesses? Have others been able to help you? If so, how? If not, why not? How do your own weaknesses compare to Mark's?

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