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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. McLaren is not doing very well at the time, and they end up getting Mark to drive one of their cars. Can this happen without taking him away from Roger Penske?
2. Do the cars require a lot of development after arriving?
3. This chapter is dated ________________.
4. When does Mark die?
5. On his _______ run in the car, after some changes have been made, Mark Donohue sets a new record.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Penske team prepare for Formula One racing?
2. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?
3. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?
4. Overall, what does Donohue think about his trip to Germany?
5. For whom is this book good? Why?
6. How does Mark feel during this chapter? Why?
7. How is this book important to race car enthusiasts?
8. What happens when Mark asks for advice from other drivers? Why do they act this way?
9. What does Mark say about racing fuel in this chapter? Why is this important?
10. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In 1963, Donohue has only been racing for three years.
Part 1) Describe his experiences at this point as a driver. How do these experiences affect him? Why does he consider being just a "normal engineer?"
Part 2) What causes Donohue to stick with racing? What does this conviction and desire reveal about him?
Part 3) Based on this information regarding racing in the early 1960s, how much has racing, as well as automobile engineering in general, changed over time?
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
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?
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