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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. Race car driving is all about finding limits the _________ way.
2. What car gets wrecked at the USAC races?
3. This chapter starts in the year ___________.
4. Who is good for pursuing the same idea with Mark at this later date?
5. This is a car which Mark Donohue explains is __________________ at first.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mark Donohue's career as a race car driver begin to truly become a reality?
2. How has the race in which Mark has now taken an interest become a good experience for Mark and the team?
3. What happens when Mark is driving a car and the restrictions are removed? How important is the difference in speed? Why?
4. Why is the track at Indianapolis frustrating for Mark?
5. Describe Mark's personal life. How does he feel about this?
6. What does the writer of the introduction have to say about the author?
7. What does Mark reveal about himself during this chapter?
8. Describe Mark's first experiences as a race car driver. What does he learn from this experience?
9. How does Roger Penske upset the Ferrari man?
10. Why do race cars not last very long? How does this lead to Mark's discussion of another unfair advantage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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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