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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 explains that when they build for long-distance races their primary concern is what?
2. How does the author die?
3. What will Mark also be able to claim?
4. __________________ decides to make a big name for himself in racing, but he does not know much about how it actually works.
5. What kind of racing is the answer to number 86?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the team take the car to Indianapolis for testing? Describe these tests. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?
2. What does Roger Penske offer Mark? What does he think about this?
3. How does Mark feel during this chapter? Why?
4. Describe Mark's first experiences as a race car driver. What does he learn from this experience?
5. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?
6. What does someone find for the first time in 1966? Why is this surprising?
7. Describe Mark's experience with the Lola T70.
8. How does the Penske team prepare for Formula One racing?
9. What piece of hardware at the end of the book is discussed? What is said about this piece?
10. What race deal does Mark turn down? What might be the reason he reconsiders it?
Essay Topic 1
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 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 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?
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