The Unfair Advantage Test | Final 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. How does Mark feel about his last year as a race car driver?

2. Donohue and his colleague ________ talk much of the night about what a great opportunity this is and what can be done with it.

3. How is Mark Donohue lucky in this situation?

4. This chapter is dated _________.

5. When Mark asks other drivers about the troubles he is having, how do the others respond?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mark's retirement.

2. What late adjustment is made regarding the McLaren car and the Eagle cars?

3. Compare the Germans to the Americans.

4. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?

5. What happens when Mark asks for advice from other drivers? Why do they act this way?

6. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?

7. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?

8. How does the Penske team almost break one of the racing rules?

9. How does Mark find a winning car for Indianapolis?

10. Do you believe that teams should be allowed to almost break the rules? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Race cars need modifications and adjustments.

Part 1) Describe two of Mark's cars and the adjustments made. Explain what the reader can learn about racing and engineering from Mark's descriptions of these adjustments?

Part 2) What else do all race cars have in common? Why do they often not last long? Can this be remedied? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 3) How are race car drivers and their teams affected by these facts about race cars? Do you believe racing has changed much since Mark's years as a driver? If so, how? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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