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 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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