The Unfair Advantage Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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

Essay Topic 1

Mark retires.

Part 1) Describe his last race and his retirement party. What does this reveal about Mark, the people with whom he works, and his fans?

Part 2) How does Mark view himself regarding his career and fame prior to his retirement? How does this view change as he grows closer to retirement? Why does it change in this way? How do you believe his view of himself regarding his career and retirement compares to the views of other celebrities and athletes?

Part 3) Do you see retirement as difficult for the general population as well? Why or why not? Why do people see their careers as truly a part of who they are? How does retirement change this? Is this a good change? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Loyalty causes problems for Mark and his team.

Part 1) To whom is Mark loyal? Why? How does this affect his racing? Overall, are these loyalties beneficial? Why or why not?

Part 2) Describe loyalties that athletes have today. Why do these loyalties exist? How do they affect an athlete's career? How do these loyalties compare to Mark's?

Part 3) To whom are you loyal? Why? How does this loyalty affect your life and the decisions you make in your life? Overall, do you see loyalties as good or bad? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Mark dies in a crash.

Part 1) How does Mark end up racing one last time? How does this lead to his death? Might he have known that this was a risk he was taking? Why or why not?

Part 2) What does his death reveal about the sport of racing? How does it affect your view of this popular sport? What could be done to make this sport safer for those involved?

Part 3) Many forms of entertainment are dangerous for the performers/athletes. Are these activities worth the risks? Why or why not? Should it be legal to participate in these activities? Why or why not?

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