The Unfair Advantage Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. This chapter is dated ________________.

2. Does Mark feel that any of the fans have even the vaguest idea of what it is he is actually doing?

3. They are happy because they have satisfied ___________________ by winning the Fomula races with the Javelins.

4. Mark ends up in a car in which he says it is impossible to win. The cars doing well are over _____________ faster than his.

5. The McLaren is still only able to reach a maximum speed of ____________, whereas the Eagle cars are blowing them away, at 7mph faster.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Race cars run on several different types of fuel.

Part 1) Describe these types of fuel. What are Mark's experiences regarding fuel types? Which might he prefer? Why?

Part 2) What other aspects of the automobile are significantly important to the outcome of a race? How are each of these parts of an automobile important?

Part 3) How is the type of fuel used in an automobile driven on the street an issue today? What research is being done regarding this fuel? Why? How might this affect racing?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Mark is, at first, disappointed and a disappointment in Germany.

Part 1) Why does Mark go to Germany? Describe his initial experience in Germany. Why is it disappointing and even somewhat offensive? What does this reveal about Mark, his team, and the Germans?

Part 2) How does this trip to Germany change over time? What leads to these changes? How does this trip turn from a negative to a positive experience for Mark, the Penske team, and the Germans?

Part 3) Describe a time when you were disappointed. What led to this disappointment? How did you handle this disappointment? What did you learn from this experience?

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