The Unfair Advantage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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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 is a ___________________ student who likes cars.

2. How does the Ferrari man feel about number 95?

3. What is the simple truth about street cars?

4. Mark quickly discovers that racing is a strong interest and so does what?

5. The race cars, _____________ and the race tracks are featured in photos.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark reveal about himself during this chapter?

2. Who is Dan Gurney? How does a race with Dan affect Mark? Why?

3. Describe Mark's experience with the Lola T70.

4. Why is the track at Indianapolis frustrating for Mark?

5. What does Mark Donohue think about racing in 1963?

6. What does Mark think about the Javelin race car? How does he deal with this?

7. Describe an example of compromise found in this chapter.

8. What piece of hardware at the end of the book is discussed? What is said about this piece?

9. What is the first important lesson Mark Donohue learns about racing?

10. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mark stays loyal to McLaren.

Part 1) Why do Mark and the Penske team decide to work with McLaren? Describe the McLaren cars. Overall, are they of good quality and a good fit for the Penske team? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why does Mark stay with McLaren for a racing season, but have Roger Penske buy a new Eagle car from Dan Gurney? To what does this lead? How is this adjustment unusual? How effective is this adjustment? Explain.

Part 3) To whom are you loyal? Why are you loyal to this person, persons, or organization? How does this loyalty affect the decisions you make? Overall, do you see loyalty as a positive thing? Why or why not? Overall, does Mark's loyalty to various organizations throughout his life have a positive affect on his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The Penske team enters Formula One racing.

Part 1) What is Formula One racing? Why is Roger Penske interested in Formula One? How does he begin preparations for his team entering this racing league? Are they adequately prepared? Explain.

Part 2) How do both Formula A and racing at Indianapolis help the Penske team prepare for Formula One? How is the opening at Watkins Glen also important? What does all this information reveal about racing leagues and strategies?

Part 3) Mark frequently discusses the differences between the various racing leagues. In what leagues does he race? Why does he race in them? What are the similarities and differences between these leagues? What does Mark learn from variations in each of them?

Essay Topic 3

In the early 1970s, Roger Penske has a meeting with the American Motors people.

Part 1) Describe the reason for this meeting. How does Mark feel about this meeting? Why? How does this meeting affect Penske's racing team? How does it affect Mark specifically?

Part 2) What other changes take place within the Penske racing team over the years during which Mark is a driver? Why do these changes take place? How do these changes affect the Penske team?

Part 3) Do changes like these take place in other sports and forms of entertainment? If so, how and why? If not, why not? How do changes affect fans and the sport's image?

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