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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. He writes about how his Penske team uses ________________ to create a new car, and that this race car does just fine in at least one race.
2. In at least one case, there is a specific difficulty with a car that is so bothersome that it makes him want to do what?
3. What will Mark also be able to claim?
4. Roger Penske and his team players end up running ___________ cars in the USAC the next year.
5. How does this race allow them to feel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does at least one of Mark's competitors think of innovation? Why might this person feel this way?
2. What is the first important lesson Mark Donohue learns about racing?
3. What piece of hardware at the end of the book is discussed? What is said about this piece?
4. What does Mark think about the Javelin race car? How does he deal with this?
5. How has the race in which Mark has now taken an interest become a good experience for Mark and the team?
6. What conflict over value and loyalties takes place in this chapter? How important does loyalty seem to be, based on this example?
7. Describe Mark's first experiences as a race car driver. What does he learn from this experience?
8. What does Mark have to say about a good car he is running? Why might he say this?
9. Describe an example of compromise found in this chapter.
10. Describe Mark prior to becoming a race car driver. How does he get into racing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Roger Penske is Mark's funder and organizer.
Part 1) Describe their relationship. How does it begin? How does it affect both their careers in racing?
Part 2) How does this relationship change over time? Why? In the end, is this a good partnership? Why or why not?
Part 3) How important are funders and organizers today in sports and other forms of entertainment? How does this importance affect the relationship between the funder and the one he or she funds, as well as the form of entertainment?
Essay Topic 3
Mark's son writes the introduction to this book.
Part 1) Summarize the introduction. How is the introduction important? What is intriguing about the information given in this introduction?
Part 2) How does this introduction prepare the reader for the rest of the story? How does Donohue get into racing? Does this seem surprising? Why or why not?
Part 3) What interests do you have? How could these interests influence your future? What do these interests reveal about you?
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