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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. Roger Penske offers Mark a salaried _____________ position.
2. How is Mark Donohue lucky in this situation?
3. This chapter is dated ____________.
4. In _________ at Indianapolis, Mark Donohue is fed up with these problems, even though during much of his career this is just the sort of thing he has enjoyed doing.
5. What is a second possible reason for why the drivers respond the way they do in number 139?
Short Essay Questions
1. Compare the Germans to the Americans.
2. What happens when Mark asks for advice from other drivers? Why do they act this way?
3. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?
4. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?
5. What does Roger Penske offer Mark? What does he think about this?
6. For whom is this book good? Why?
7. How is Mark affected by the anti-skid system?
8. What is Mark's initial reaction in Germany? How does Roger feel at first?
9. What does Mark say about racing fuel in this chapter? Why is this important?
10. What late adjustment is made regarding the McLaren car and the Eagle cars?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Donohue builds a relationship with Flagl.
Part 1) Who is Flagl? How does Donohue meet Flagl? How do these two men begin a working relationship? Why does Flagl become so important to Mark?
Part 2) With who else does Mark build relationships throughout the course of his life? How do each of these individuals influence him as a driver, an engineer, and as a person?
Part 3) With whom do you have a good relationship? How did this relationship develop? How does this relationship influence your daily life? How different would your life be without this person in it?
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) Describe his last race and his retirement party. What does this reveal about Mark, the people with whom he works, and his fans?
Part 2) How does Mark view himself regarding his career and fame prior to his retirement? How does this view change as he grows closer to retirement? Why does it change in this way? How do you believe his view of himself regarding his career and retirement compares to the views of other celebrities and athletes?
Part 3) Do you see retirement as difficult for the general population as well? Why or why not? Why do people see their careers as truly a part of who they are? How does retirement change this? Is this a good change? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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