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?
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?
The title of the book is The Unfair Advantage.
Part 1) To what does this pertain? How is this important throughout the book? When does Mark try to have an unfair advantage? Why?
Part 2) How is the unfair advantage tied to a rule of secrecy in racing? How is this secrecy both helpful and detrimental? Might racing be so secretive today? Why or why not?
Part 3) When have you acted secretive or unfairly? Why did you do this? What was the outcome? How does this compare to the actions of racing teams described in this book?
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?
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